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The American Medical Association is the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. As the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders, the AMA represents physicians with a unified voice to all key players in health care.  The AMA leverages its strength by removing the obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises and, driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care.


James L. Madara, MD

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice President

Specialty: Pathology

James L. Madara, MD, serves as the CEO and executive vice president of the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physician organization. He holds the academic title of adjunct professor of pathology at Northwestern University. In addition to Modern Healthcare consistently naming him as one of the nation’s 50 most influential physician executives, as well as one of the nation’s 100 most influential people in health care, Dr. Madara has been recognized with several national and international awards.

AMA Board of Trustees

For bios and downloadable high-res photos for the AMA Board of Trustees, visit their individual pages.

Inquiries from reporters and members of the media please contact AMA Media Relations through the online contact form or call (312) 464-4430.

For media inquiries regarding studies published by the JAMA Network® journals, please visit their media website.

Members of the public please call (800) 621-8335.