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Dr. Peter Carmel takes over as AMA’s new president
San Francisco Chronicle

A pediatric neurosurgeon from Newark, N.J. is the new president of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Peter Carmel officially began his yearlong term Tuesday afternoon during the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago. He is 74.

He’ll lead the nation’s largest doctors’ group at a tumultuous time for physicians. Some strongly oppose the AMA’s support for health care reform.

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