October 27, 2019
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership
Sacramento pain specialist Lee T. Snook, Jr., M.D., has been named president elect of the California Medical Association (CMA). He will take office at the close of this year’s meeting and will serve as on the CMA Executive Committee as president-elect for one year. Dr. Snook will be installed as president following next year’s House of Delegates.
A CMA member since 1985, Dr. Snook has served as speaker and vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates. He has also served as chair of the CMA Worker's Compensation Technical Advisory Committee for the past eight years and as a member of CMA's Board of Trustees for the past 10 years.
Dr. Snook is an outspoken advocate for physician wellness and was an advocate for approaches to preventing physician burnout long before it became a popular thing to talk about. He has spent the past 25 years working to develop policies and programs that have achieved positive results for the health and wellness of all physicians and for the practice of medicine.
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.
He is an American Medical Association delegate for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and an alternate delegate for the California Society of Anesthesiologists. He is also a board member at California Public Protection and Physician Health, Inc.