CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s premiere physician organization, announced the election of Madelyn E. Butler, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist from Tampa, Fla., to its Board of Trustees.
Born in Cuba and raised in Georgia and Florida, Dr. Butler is president of The Woman’s Group, a four-location, multilingual practice of 24 doctors, nurses, and support staff that serves the Tampa Bay area. Recently, the practice was named Best OB/GYN Group by both the Tampa Tribune and the Florida Medical Journal.
“I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to represent them on the AMA Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Butler. “I am a fierce advocate both for the viability of the medical professions in all its forms and for the ability of young physicians to choose the specialties they love and still thrive in their career. The AMA has important strategies underway to remove obstacles that interfere with patient care, drive the future of medicine, and improve the health of the nation and I’m eager to add my voice on behalf of the medical profession.”
Dr. Butler began her work in organized medicine as president of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) Medical Student Section. Since then, she has served as FMA speaker, vice speaker, and FMA PAC president. Currently, she chairs the AMA Council on Constitution and Bylaws and is vice-chair of the AMA Florida Delegation. In addition to her contributions to organized medicine, Dr. Butler has been a member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women since 2017.
Dr. Butler has demonstrated passion for developing the next generation of physician-leaders during her time at FMA, adding a medical student, resident, and young physician to every FMA council and committee. She also advocated for the establishment of a young physician mentorship program and an FMA Leadership Academy.
Dr. Butler completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and obtained both her bachelor’s and medical degrees at the University of Florida.
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