Sept. 16, 2020

ISMA elects officers, AMA delegation members

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) elected its 2020 officers and five American Medical Association (AMA) delegation members Sunday at its 171st Annual Convention. The event was held virtually, due to the public health emergency caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

ISMA officers sworn in for one-year terms include the following: President, Roberto Darroca, MD, Muncie; president-elect, J. Elizabeth Struble, MD, North Manchester; speaker of the House of Delegates, Andrew Trobridge, MD, Fishers; vice speaker of the House of Delegates, Alexander Choi, MD, Zionsville; treasurer, Pardeep Kumar, MD, Terre Haute; and assistant treasurer, William Pond, MD, Fort Wayne.

Five members of ISMA’s delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) were also sworn in Sunday. AMA delegates who were re-elected include Vidya Kora, MD, Michigan City; and Stephen Tharp, MD, Frankfort. Alternate delegates who were re-elected include Brent Mohr, MD, South Bend; and Thomas Vidic, MD, Elkhart. In addition, Stacie Wenk, DO, was elected to complete the remaining one-year term of a former alternate delegate. AMA delegation members serve two-year terms and are elected on a staggered basis.

“I look forward to working alongside our elected leaders on ISMA’s continued response to COVID-19 and on the public health challenges that lie ahead,” said Julie Reed, JD, ISMA executive vice president. “The coming year offers an opportunity for physicians to play an even greater role in driving the future of health care in Indiana.”

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With more than 8,500 members, the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is the largest physician organization in the state and is dedicated to maximizing physician impact. Learn more about ISMA by visiting ISMA's website or following ISMA on Twitter and Facebook.

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