The American Medical Association (AMA) has introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held during the Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., a family medicine physician from Pawleys Island, S.C., was sworn in as the 176th president of the AMA.
The other executive committee members on the Board of Trustees for 2020-2021 are:
Scott Ferguson, M.D., a diagnostic radiologist from West Memphis, Ark., is secretary.
Russ Kridel, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon from Houston, Texas, is immediate past chair.
Bruce A. Scott, M.D., an otolaryngologist from Louisville, Ky., is speaker of the AMA House of Delegates.
Members of the AMA Board of Trustees are elected by physicians and medical students representing more than 190 state and specialty medical societies who gathered virtually for the Special Meeting of the House of Delegates, the AMA's policy-making body. The mission of the AMA is the promotion of the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.