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CMA HOD chooses president-elect, speaker and vice speaker in San Diego



December 06, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

Steven E. Larson, M.D., was elected president-elect of the California Medical Association (CMA) on Friday at the association’s annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in San Diego. Dr. Larson, has served as chair of the CMA Board of Trustees since 2011. He will serve as president-elect for one year, and will take office as president during next October’s annual meeting.

Dr. Larson is the current CEO and chairman of the board of Riverside Medical Clinic, a multi-specialty medical group. He has been affiliated with the clinic since 1980.

He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a clinical professor of biomedical sciences at University of California at Riverside. His medical staff appointments include Riverside Community Hospital, Parkview Community Hospital and Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Larson earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, graduating in 1975. He completed his residency in internal medicine in 1978 and a fellowship in infectious diseases in 1980, both at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital in Milwaukee. He earned a master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University in 1988. He is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Also reelected Friday were Speaker of the House Theodore M. Mazer, M.D., a San Diego otolaryngologist and Vice Speaker Lee T. Snook Jr., MD., a Sacramento pain management specialist.

Dr. Mazer is a board-certified otolaryngologist running a small, solo practice. He served on the association’s Board of Trustees from 2002-2010 and has chaired various committees, including those focusing on medical services and access to specialty care. Dr. Mazer served as vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates for two years before being elected to the post of speaker in 2013.

Dr. Snook is a medical director, president and founder of the Metropolitan Pain Management Consultants, Inc., in Sacramento. He is board certified in anesthesiology, internal medicine, addiction medicine and pain medicine. Dr. Snook is also a certified medical review officer and a qualified medical evaluator. He is also chair of the CMA Worker's Compensation Technical Advisory Committee and spent nine years as a member of CMA's Board of Trustees representing the Solo and Small Group Practice Forum. Dr. Snook has served as vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates since 2011.

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