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San Francisco Dermatologist Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 10, 2014) - Today, the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization, announced the election of Jack Resneck Jr., M.D., a dermatologist from San Francisco, Calif., to the Board of Trustees.

"I am honored to be elected to the AMA Board of Trustees," said Resneck. "Our AMA has an influential role to play in convening medicine, exerting influence where it can make a difference, and shaping the future of health care."

Dr. Resneck was endorsed by the California delegation to the AMA. For the past eight years, he has served on the AMA Council on Legislation, including as chair. He has previously served on the board of the American Academy of Dermatology Association, led its Council on Government Affairs, and served as president of the California Society for Dermatology.

Dr. Resneck is the dermatology department vice-chair at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also maintains his own private clinical dermatology practice. He frequently travels to Washington, D.C., to advocate for physicians before the legislature on issues such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as patient care. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Resneck received his B.A. in public policy from Brown University and his M.D. from UCSF.

About the AMA
The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation's physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care to patients and communities. For more than 165 years the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America.

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