AMA president-elect to speak at AAD Plenary Session

Steven J. Stack, MD

Steven J. Stack, MD

Steven J. Stack, MD, president-elect of the American Medical Association, will be one of the guest speakers at the AAD Annual Meeting Plenary Session, Sunday, March 21. When he becomes AMA president in June, Dr. Stack will be 43, making him the youngest AMA president in the last 100 years.

Dr. Stack is an emergency department physician in Lexington, Kentucky. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in health information technology and was chair of the AMA’s Health Information Technology Advisory Group from 2007 to 2013. He has served on multiple federal advisory groups for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in 2006, he was the first board-certified emergency physician to serve as an AMA board member. His AMA leadership positions have included serving as board chair and secretary. Before that, he was an elected leader with numerous state, national, and specialty medical associations.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Dr. Stack is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He completed his medical education and training at The Ohio State University. Dr. Stack was medical director of the emergency departments at St. Joseph East in Lexington, Kentucky, and St. Joseph Mt. Sterling in rural eastern Kentucky. He was also medical director of the emergency department at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

This year, the Plenary will feature two guest speakers:

  • Steven J. Stack, MD, president-elect of the American Medical Association, is scheduled to speak after AAD President Brett M. Coldiron, MD
  • Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench will speak after the Marion B. Sulzberger, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship

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