Dr. Susan Bailey
President, American Medical Association
For most of the year, Bailey used her pulpit as head of the American Medical Association to defend the physicians who were attempting to save the lives of COVID patients. Most recently, Bailey took on President Donald Trump’s claim that doctors make more money when a patient is diagnosed with COVID-19. “During this COVID-19 pandemic, physicians are unfortunately fighting a two-front war," she wrote in a blog post on the association’s website. "(W)e have been pulled into a public battle we did not want over the very legitimacy of our work and our motivation."