Morehouse School of Medicine Professor Named President of National Medical Association

Morehouse School of Medicine Professor Lawrence Sanders Jr. was recently elected as president of the National Medical Association, pledging greater focus on health care equity and accessibility. From the release:

In remarks at his installation ceremony on August 5, Dr. Sanders said that the United States is in “the second transformation of medicine,” which calls for “delivering the highest value possible to each patient and family” and will require “collaboration and shared ideas” within the medical profession. Dr. Sanders also said that NMA must continue to advocate for “full implementation of health reform with a focus on Medicaid expansion.”

NMA claims more than 32,000 practicing physicians as members.