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Medical News & Perspectives
June 17, 1998

E. Ratcliffe Anderson, MD, Is New EVP of AMA

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JAMA. 1998;279(23):1855-1856. doi:10.1001/ama.279.23.1855-JMN0617-4-1

UNIFORMED SERVICES surgeons general, gathering for their traditional dinner during this week of American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates deliberations, could toast one of their own—Edgar Ratcliffe (Andy) Anderson, Jr, MD, former surgeon general of the US Air Force—as the Association's new executive vice president.

Anderson, who is scheduled to relocate to Chicago, Ill, this summer with his family, was chosen from among more than 100 candidates. He is to move into the AMA's top staff position from Kansas City, Mo, where he has been a professor of medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Medicine, and chief executive officer of the Truman Health System. A staunch supporter of the AMA, on the eve of retirement as US Air Force surgeon general, Anderson in his 1996 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States presidential address reminded other physicians in uniform of the Association's importance.

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