Meet the new AMA leadership

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  • Robert M. Wah

    The AMA's first Chinese-American president has served the industry — and his country — well. Wah spent 23 years on active duty as a captain in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps and was the first deputy national coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Additionally, Wah is a true AMA fixture — he has been a member of the organization for 17 years, holding a position on the Board of Trustees from 2011 to 2012, as well as other prestigious seats like the chair of the AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development, chair of the Young Physicians Section and chair of the Section Council on Federal and Military Medicine. Wah now practices and teaches at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. He also serves as chief medical officer for Computer Sciences Corporation.

    AMA Title Practice Location Board Certification MD Alma Mater Fun Fact
    President (169th) McLean, VA Reproductive Endocrinologist, OB-GYN Oregon Health Sciences University Wah holds a degree in Advanced Management from Harvard Business School.