Along with installation of Dr. Peter Carmel as president and the selection of Dr. Jeremy Lazarus as president-elect, the American Medical Association's board of trustees underwent some rearranging with other new officers chosen and seven new members elected.
AMA announces new trustees, officers
In addition to the election of Dr. Susan Bailey, an allergist, immunologist and pediatrician from Fort Worth, Texas, as vice speaker, six new trustees were elected. These included the medical student representative Jordan VanLare, who is attending the College of Physicians & Surgeons, N.Y.; and the resident representative, Dr. Alexander Ding, who is training in Boston to be a diagnostic radiologist.
The other new trustees are: Dr. Patrice Harris, an Atlanta psychiatrist; Dr. Albert Osbahr, a family and occupational physician from Hickory, N.C.; Dr. Georgia Tuttle, a dermatologist from (and the mayor of) Lebanon, N.H.; and Dr. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon from Portland, Ore.
Dr. Robert Wah, an obstetrician/gynecologist from McLean, Va., is now chairman of the board; Dr. David Barbe, a family physician from Mountain Grove, Mo., was named board secretary; Dr. Andrew Gurman, an orthopedic surgeon from Hollidaysburg, Pa., was elected speaker; and Dr. Steven Stack, an emergency medicine physician in Lexington, Ky., was named chairman-elect.
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