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Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, Voted American Medical Association President-Elect

Milwaukee, June 15, 2022Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment Director and senior associate dean at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Medicine Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, has been voted president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA).

Following a year-long term as president-elect, Dr. Ehrenfeld will be installed as AMA president in June 2023. He is the first openly gay person to hold the office of president-elect, and will also be the first as AMA president.

“I am honored to have the trust of my respected peers to help lead the AMA and represent the physicians and patients we serve across the nation,” said Dr. Ehrenfeld. “My work does not end within the walls of a classroom, a hospital room or Wisconsin. I look forward to further advancing the mission of the AMA and advocating for the future of medicine, physicians and our health system.”

Dr. Ehrenfeld has been active in the AMA since medical school and was elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in 2014. He is a powerful advocate of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, earning national recognition for his outstanding research contributions.

The AMA is the largest and only national association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders. As the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care, the AMA delivers on this mission by representing physicians with a unified voice in courts and legislative bodies across the nation, removing obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises, and driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care and training the leaders of tomorrow. Its system of governance and policy making include the board of trustees, House of Delegates, executive vice president, councils and committees, special sections, and AMA senior leadership and staff.

Read more about the 2022 AMA Annual Meeting and Dr. Ehrenfeld’s role.

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