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Ohio Delegation to the AMA

The Ohio Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) provides Ohio physicians a voice in the governance of the AMA. The delegates and alternate delegates elected by the OSMA House of Delegates represent varied medical disciplines and geographic practice locations in Ohio. Currently, Ohio is eligible for 12 delegates and a corresponding number of alternate delegates to represent Ohio in the AMA's governance structure. In addition, the AMA Medical Student Section is afforded regional representation, and the Ohio delegation invites any elected Ohio-based regional student representative to participate on the delegation. The Ohio delegation is an active participant in the AMA's House of Delegates which convenes twice a year (Annual Meeting and Interim Meeting) to review and decide on issues important to physicians and their medical practices.
 
The Ohio delegation's participation in the AMA allows physicians the opportunity to participate in a national forum on issues important to the medical profession. The AMA provides a powerful voice in Congress, the courts and federal agencies. The AMA also provides its members with numerous sources of information about physician's practices and the profession. In tandem, the OSMA and the AMA work effectively to represent the interests of Ohio physicians.
 
Members of the Ohio Delegation to the AMA must be active members of both the American Medical Association and the Ohio State Medical Association. Elections are held at the OSMA Annual Meeting, with members being elected for 2-year terms. Delegation members attend all sessions of the AMA House of Delegates and all Ohio AMA delegation functions.
 
Download the AMA Delegate Policy and Procedural Guidelines

For more information, contact Beth Hisem at 614-527-6733 or bhisem@osma.org.

Ohio Delegates to the AMA

Delegate Name Hometown Term Expires
Charles Hickey, MD, Chair Columbus 12/31/2018
Richard Ellison, MD, Vice Chair Akron 12/31/2018
Anthony Armstrong, MD Toledo 12/31/2017
Tyler Campbell, MD Seaman 12/31/2017
Robyn Chatman, MD Cincinnati 12/31/2018
Louito Edje, MD Maumee 12/31/2017
Lisa Egbert, MD Kettering 12/31/2018
Gary Katz, MD Dayton 12/31/2017
William Sternfeld, MD Sylvania 12/31/2018
Donna Woodson, MD Toledo  12/31/2017
Kevin Qin (RMSS) Toledo  

Ohio Alternate Delegates to the AMA

Alternate Delegate Name Hometown Term Expires
Evangeline Andarsio, MD Dayton 12/31/2016
Denise Bobovnyik, MD
Canfield 12/31/2017
David Griffith, MD Dayton 12/31/2016
Samantha King (Ohio-MSS) Columbus  
Deepak Kumar, MD Dayton 12/31/2018
Alisha Reiss, MD (Ohio-RFS) Columbus  
Carl Wehri, MD Delphos 12/31/2017
Regina Whitfield Kekessi, MD Cincinnati 12/31/2017
Michelle Knopp (RMSS) Columbus  
Brandon Tabman (RMSS) Columbus  

Last updated: April 2016

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