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AMA Names Madara CEO
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James L. Madara, MD, was introduced Thursday as the next executive vice president/CEO of the American Medical Association. He vowed to “refocus” the nation’s largest, oldest physicians’ organization on its “core mission” of promoting medicine and the public health.

Madara, 60, a pathologist and the former CEO of the University of Chicago Medical Center, takes over an organization that has struggled with declining and fractious membership over the past several years, especially after the AMA’s controversial decision last year to support healthcare reform.