In June, the American Medical Association (AMA) introduced the members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held during the association’s Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. The 2022-2023 board’s executive committee members include two otolaryngologists.
Bobby Mukkamala, MD, the immediate past chair, was first elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2017. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, he is in solo private practice in Flint, Mich. He has also served as a member, board chair, and president of the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors and is a past president and current board member of the Genesee County Medical Society.
Bruce A. Scott, MD, an otolaryngologist from Louisville, Ky., was re-elected as speaker of the AMA House of Delegates after serving two years as speaker and four years as vice speaker. Dr. Scott completed his medical education and residency at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) in Galveston, Texas, and a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is the president of his six-physician independent private practice group, the medical director of a multispecialty ambulatory surgery center, and holds a clinical appointment at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
The executive committee is rounded out by:
- Jack Resneck Jr., MD, a dermatologist from the San Francisco Bay area, was sworn in as the 177th president of the AMA.
- Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, an anesthesiologist from Wisconsin, was voted president-elect of the AMA.
- Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, an internist from Atlanta, is the new board chair.
- Willie Underwood, III, MD, MSc, MPH, a urologist from Buffalo, N.Y., is the new board chair-elect.
- Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, MBA, an orthopaedic surgeon from Danville, Penn., is the board secretary.
According to the AMA, members of the Board of Trustees are elected by physicians and medical students representing more than 190 state and specialty medical societies at the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, the AMA’s policymaking body.