Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, Wisconsin Medical Society Member, Senior Associate Dean, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was inaugurated as the American Medical Association’s (AMA) President during their annual meeting this week.
In his inauguration address as the AMA’s 178th president, Dr. Ehrenfeld spoke of inequity in care delivery and noted that too many of our colleagues and patients also suffer from discrimination and discrimination in health care on a daily basis. His speech focused on a commitment to inclusivity and equity.
“Standing on this stage tonight and accepting the honor of the AMA presidency is proof that our organization can evolve. This is why visibility matters,” he said. “This is why, when you have a platform like this one, you have a responsibility to use it for the greater good and to try and lift up those who haven’t yet found their voice.”
A huge congratulations to Dr. Ehrenfeld; read his speech here.
Sitting, L to R: Anna Brown, MD, Barbara Hummel, MD, Mike Flesher, CEO, Laurie Lapp, Medical Student, Timothy McAvoy, MD
Standing, L to R: Jerry Halverson, MD, WisMed Board Chair, Laurie Gesell, MD, Mike Miller, MD, Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, Kieran McAvoy, MD, Charles Rainey, MD, Don Lee, MD, WisMed President, Tom Joles, MD, Paul Wertsch, MD
Wisconsin Medical Society Delegates who participated in the six-day 2023 AMA annual meeting included:
Clarence Chou, MD
Barbara Hummel, MD - Vice Chair
Don Lee, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
Charles Rainey, MD, JD, FCLM
Tosha Wetterneck, MD - Chair
Thomas Joles, MD
Michael Miller, MD
Paul Wertsch, MD
HOD Section Resident and Fellow Section:
Bradley Pfeifer, MD - Delegate
Stephanie Strohbeen, MD - Delegate
Melanie Biegler, MD - Alternate Delegate
HOD Section Medical Student:
Laurie Lapp - Delegate
Many other Wisconsin physicians and medical students also attended, representing their specialty societies and AMA councils and sections. Thanks to everyone who attended the Wisconsin Annual Sock Hop on Monday night and made it a fun event!
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