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Mode of practice forum election results announced

September 09, 2014
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 December 5-7, 2014 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

The voting began on August 18 and ended August 25. 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:

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.


  • Solo and Small Group Practice Forum:
  • Delegate, District III – Frank Rose, M.D.
  • Delegate, District IV – Troy Elander, M.D.
  • Alternate, District IV – John Maher, M.D.
  • Alternate, District IV – Samuel K. Lee, M.D.
  • Delegate, District V – Arthur Inoshita, M.D.
  • Delegate, District VI – Gaurang Pandya, M.D.
  • Delegate, District VII – James Lilja, M.D.
  • Alternate, District VIII – Payal Bhandari, M.D.
  • Delegate, District XI – Sean Liston, M.D.
  • Large Group Practice Forum
  • Delegate – Michelle Tom, M.D.
  • Delegate – Bob S. Hu, M.D.
  • Academic Practice Forum
  • Alternate – Stacey Wallach, M.D.
  • Alternate – Olumide Akingbemi, M.D.
  • Hospital-Based Forum
  • Delegate – Eric Alcouloumre, M.D.
  • Delegate – Bing Pao, M.D.
  • Alternate – Harrison Chow, M.D.
  • Administrative Medicine Forum
  • Delegate – Ronald Kaufman, M.D.
  • Government Employed Forum
  • Delegate – Mary Jess Wilson, M.D.
  • Delegate – Michelle Laba, M.D.

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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