With an uncontested race, the outcome was all but
certain ... but the celebration was real. After a four-year stint in the No.
2 spot, Fort Worth allergist and former TMA President Sue Bailey, MD, won
election as speaker of the American Medical Association House of Delegates.
She moved up one notch after the current speaker — Andy Gurman, MD, of
Pennsylvania — was chosen AMA president-elect. “I love this house, and I love
this organization,” Dr. Bailey said after the delegates elected her by
acclamation. David Henkes, MD, of San Antonio, chair of the Texas Delegation
to the AMA, placed Dr. Bailey’s name in nomination. “Sue Bailey is a good
person, a nice person, a wise person, and a wonderful mentor,” Dr. Henkes
said. “I guarantee you, the physicians of Texas would follow wherever she
leads — and this house would be well-advised to do the same.” Elections in
contested AMA races are tomorrow. Dallas internist Lynne Kirk, MD, is one of three incumbents —
and six candidates total — running for four seats on the AMA Council on
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