October 17, 2013
Theodore M. Mazer, M.D., a San Diego otolaryngologist, and Lee T. Snook, Jr., M.D., a Sacramento pain management specialist, were elected speaker and vice speaker, respectively, by the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates at its annual meeting last weekend in Anaheim.
Dr. Mazer is a board-certified otolaryngologist running a small, solo practice. He has been a CMA member since 1988. 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 has served as vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates since 2011.
After graduating from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in 1983, Dr. Mazer completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine Hospital in 1988.
He is a member of the Alvarado Hospital Medical Center medical staff, where he previously served as chief of staff, and belongs to various professional societies including American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a past president of the San Diego County Medical Society.
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. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Snook is also a certified medical review officer and a qualified medical evaluator.
Dr. Snook graduated from the University of Nevada, School of Medicine in Reno, NV. He did his internal medicine and anesthesiology residencies at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, WI.
Dr. Snook is an American Medical Association delegate for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and alternate delegate for the California Society of Anesthesiologists. He is also a board member California Public Protection and Physician Health, Inc.
Dr. Snook has been a CMA member since 1985. He has served as chair of the CMA Worker's Compensation Technical Advisory Committee for the past seven years and nine years as a member of CMA's Board of Trustees, since 2007 representing the Solo and Small Group Practice Forum.