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Mode of practice forum election results announced



May 12, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

After a week of electronic voting, the California Medical Association (CMA) has concluded its election for open delegate and alternate seats representing the various "mode of practice" forums at the association's annual House of Delegates meeting. The annual House of Delegates will take place this year on October 16-18, 2015, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

The voting began on April 24 and ended May 1. The purpose of the election was to fill open seats for the delegations representing small and solo group, medium group, large group, hospital based, government employed, academic practice and administrative medicine physicians.

The open seats and the physicians elected to fill them for two-year terms are as follows:

Solo and Small Group Practice Forum:

  • Delegate, District I – Michael Couris, M.D.
  • Alternate, District I – Dan Giurgiu, M.D.
  • Delegate, District II – Eric Hansen, D.O.
  • Alternate, District II – Tarek Mahdi, M.D.
  • Alternate, District III – Thomas Badin, M.D.
  • Delegate, District IV – Sharon Winer, M.D.
  • Alternate, District V – Gilbert Simoni, M.D.
  • Alternate, District VI – Kwabena Adubofour, M.D.
  • Delegate, District VII – Michael Margolis, M.D.
  • Alternate, District VII – Lewis Osofsky, M.D.
  • Alternate, District VII – Steven M. Schwartz, M.D.
  • Delegate, District VIII – Eric Tabas, M.D.
  • Delegate, District IX – Kurt Wharton, M.D.
  • Alternate, District IX – Steven Una, M.D.
  • Delegate, District X – Melvin Selinger, M.D.
  • Alternate, District X – Richard Powers, M.D.
  • Alternate, District XI – Jon Ferguson, D.O.

Large Group Practice Forum

  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant

Academic Practice Forum

  • Delegate – Michael Nduati, M.D.
  • Delegate – Gary Stier, M.D.
  • Delegate – Andrew Wong, M.D.
  • Alternate – Vacant

Hospital-Based Forum

  • Delegate – Harrison Chow, M.D.
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant

Government Employed Forum

  • Alternate – Nicholas J. Yphantides, M.D.
  • Alternate – Vacant

Medium Group Practice Forum

  • Delegate – Joanna Tan, M.D.
  • Delegate – David Park, M.D.
  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Delegate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant
  • Alternate – Vacant

Under policy adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2011, seats for the Solo and Small Group Practice Forum are apportioned geographically, with each CMA district entitled to one or more delegates according to the number of forum members in the district. Elections for all other forums are conducted on a statewide basis.

The elections were conducted by an independent elections consultant, VR Election Services, using electronic balloting on a secure website. All forum members were mailed voting instructions that included a unique password used to verify eligibility to vote on the website.

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