CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization, today announced the election of internal medicine physician Thomas Madejski, M.D., to its Board of Trustees.

An internist with a focus on geriatrics and palliative care in rural upstate New York, Dr. Madejski grew up in a family of pharmacists in Buffalo. His upbringing helped inspire his career interest in advocating for the improvement of the national health care system.

“I’m deeply honored to be elected by my peers to the AMA’s Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Madejski. “We live in a new age of medicine, yet remain challenged with public health crises, disparities and inequities in care. I’m committed to becoming an integral part of improving health outcomes, physician professional satisfaction and the wellness of our patients and country.”

Dr. Madejski has been an AMA member for 35 years, and is serving a second term on the AMA’s Council on Medical Service. In addition to being chair of the Empire State Medical, Scientific and Educational Foundation, he’s a past president and current board member of the Medical Society of the State of New York, representing roughly 20,000 physicians in the area. While leading the organization, Dr. Madejski has taken on critical legislative and clinical initiatives, including calling for caution on legalized marijuana and advocating for appropriate opioid use.

Dr. Madejski received a pharmacy degree from the State University of New York Buffalo School of Pharmacy and medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse. Board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and hospice and palliative care medicine, Dr. Madejski holds faculty appointments as a clinical instructor in Pharmacy at the University of Buffalo and Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the University of Rochester.

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