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Alpha Omega Alpha Elects New Officers and Directors for 2014
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society is pleased to announce the election of its officers for the 2013/2014 year:
PresidentJohn Tooker, MD, MBA, MACP (AΩA, University of Colorado, 1970), is Emeritus Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Physicians and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tooker served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of ACP from 2002 through 2010. He served as Medical Organization Member on the AΩA Board of Directors from 2009 through 2011, and was elected a member at large in 2011.
Immediate Past PresidentC. Bruce Alexander, MD (AΩA, University of Virginia, 1970), Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Alexander was elected to the board of directors of AΩA in 2002 as a councilor director, and subsequently elected as member at large in 2005. He became secretary-treasurer of the society in 2007 and president of the society in 2013.
President-Elect Douglas S. Paauw, MD, MACP (AΩA, University of Michigan, 1983), Director, Medicine Student Programs, Professor of Medicine, Rathmann Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Patient-Centered Clinical Education at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Paauw was elected to the board of directors of AΩA in 2005 as a councilor director and was elected as member at large in 2007. He was awarded the AΩA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2001.
Member at Large—Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD, MPH (AΩA, University of Chicago, 1992), Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, and Vice Chair of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gunderman was elected to the board of directors of AΩA as a councilor director in 2010. He was awarded the AΩA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012. Dr. Gunderman was elected to a three-year term as Member at Large.
Councilor Director—Mark J. Mendelsohn, MD (AΩA, University of Virginia, 2007), Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine was elected to a three-year term as councilor director. Dr. Mendelsohn has been the AΩA councilor at the University of Virginia since 2008 and is regularly recognized as one of the university's oustanding teachers. Dr. Mendelsohn serves on the medical school Admissions Committee, is the long-time chair of the Pediatric Intern Selection Committee, and co-directs the university's International Adoption Clinic.
Member at Large—Wiley "Chip" W. Souba, MD, ScD (AΩA, University of Texas at Houston, 1978), Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the Geisel School at Medicine at Dartmouth College, was elected to a three-year term as Member at Large. Dr. Souba is widely recognized for his innovative approaches to developing leaders and leadership, having published more than 40 articles on health care leadership challenges, personal and organizational transformation, leading oneself, barriers to effective leadership, and the language of leadership.
Student Director—Laura Tisch, MSIV at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was elected to a three-year term as Student Director. Ms. Tisch is the AΩA chapter president at MCW and was elected to AΩA in 2013. Ms. Tisch has been active in her chapter's volunteer activities, including the MCW Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured, the USMLE Step 1 Board Review Tutoring program, and the MCW Department of Admissions Applicant Liaison and Student Interviewer program. She has participated in research in early breast feeding rates and Kaposi Sarcoma.
Member at Large—Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP (AΩA, Johns Hopkins University, 1970), President and CEO of the Association of Academic Health Centers and member of the editorial board of The Pharos since 1996, was elected to a three-year term as Member at Large. Dr. Wartman is currently recognized internationally for his work in the organization and management of academic health centers. He is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins.
For the complete list of the AΩA Board of Directors click here.
Updated on November 4, 2013.
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