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Three California physicians elected to AMA offices



June 17, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership 

Three California physicians were elected to serve on American Medical Association (AMA) councils at its annual House of Delegates meeting this week in Chicago.


Jack Resneck Jr., M.D., a San Francisco-based dermatologist, was elected Secretary of the AMA Board of Trustees; in that position he will be joining the AMA Executive Committee. Dr. Resneck has been an AMA trustee since 2014, chaired AMA’s Council on Legislation and also serves on the Board of Directors for the America Academy of Dermatology. He has been a member of the California Medical Association (CMA) since 2002.


Dr. Resneck is professor and vice-chair of the UC San Francisco Department of Dermatology, and holds a joint appointment as a core faculty member at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. He also directs the dermatology faculty practice clinics at UCSF, where he previously ran the dermatology residency training program. 


Alex Ding, M.D., a board-certified radiologist in Burlingame, was elected to the AMA Council on Science and Public Health. He is a former member of the AMA Board of Trustees and is currently on the board of the CMA Political Action Committee (CALPAC).  Dr. Ding is also a member of the CMA House of Delegates, and is serving on CMA’s Councils on Legislation and on Science and Public Health. He has been a CMA member since 2003.


Dr. Ding got his medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine. He also earned a Master of Public Health degree from UC Berkeley. Dr. Ding completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in abdominal imaging and interventional radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he served as the Chief Fellow.


Lynn Jeffers, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon in Oxnard, was elected to the AMA Council on Medical Services. Dr. Jeffers is also a member of the CMA House of Delegates and is past-chair of the CMA Young Physicians Section. She has been a CMA member since 2004.


Dr. Jeffers received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and was the Administrative Chief Resident in the University of Michigan Integrated Plastic Surgery Program.

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