Welsh elected to AMA Board
ISMA Past President David Welsh, MD, MBA, has been elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees at the annual AMA convention in Chicago.

Convention delegates chose five trustees, including Dr. Welsh, from a field of seven candidates Tuesday morning. The newly elected trustees will serve four-year terms on the board.

Dr. Welsh has served the ISMA in numerous capacities. In addition to his 2008-2009 term as president, he has chaired the ISMA Board of Trustees, and has served on the Commission on Legislation, as district president and county chair, and as an AMA delegate. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents.

A cum laude graduate of Notre Dame, Dr. Welsh received his medical degree from Indiana University. He is a general surgeon at Surgical Associates of Southeastern Indiana in Batesville, and serves as county health officer for two rural Indiana counties. In 2021, Gov. Eric Holcomb named Dr. Welsh to a special Public Health Commission, whose recommendations led to last year’s creation of the Health First Indiana initiative which dramatically increased state funding to local health departments.

The ISMA congratulates Dr. Welsh on his victory and looks forward to continuing to benefit from his expertise as a consensus builder and physician leader.

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