JUNE 2015 · VOLUME 25 & ISSUE 6
A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER LOUISVILLE MEDICAL SOCIETY
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GLMS CELEBRATES INCOMING
PRESIDENT DR. BOB COUCH
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The Greater Louisville Medical Society invited members to the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown
Louisville for the annual Presidents’ Celebration on
Sunday, May 31. The riverfront location provided
an ideal venue to welcome the 2015-2016 GLMS
President Robert (Bob) Couch, MD, MBA, as well
as announce this year’s winners of the Richard Spear,
MD, Memorial Essay Contest.
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Outgoing GLMS President Bruce Scott, MD, who
will now serve as GLMS Board Chair for a year following his presidency, praised Dr. Couch and other
leaders of GLMS for providing a strong foundation
for progress in the medical community. “They say the way to be successful as a leader is to surround
yourself with a good team. You all have made it easy to have a great year.”
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Dr. Scott then welcomed Dr. Couch to the podium and presented him with the ceremonial president’s
gavel, officially beginning his 2015-2016 presidency. Dr. Couch thanked the outgoing president for his
leadership and presented him with a plaque honoring his time as president. Dr. Couch officially announced
the winners of the recent GLMS officers’ election including incoming President-Elect John Roberts, MD,
Vice President Robert Zaring, MD, MMM, and Treasurer Frank Burns, MD.
AMA ELECTS DR. BRUCE SCOTT
TO VICE SPEAKER
GLMS Board Chair Bruce Scott, MD, was recently elected to the position of vice speaker to the American Medical Association’s House
Dr. Scott was elected at the 2015 AMA annual meeting which took
place over the first weekend in June. He is an experienced leader
with the AMA and has served as president of the AMA Resident and
Fellow Section, the young physician member of the AMA Board of
Trustees, vice chair of the AMA Advisory Committee on Membership
and president of the AMA Foundation.
“It’s an honor to be elected to the AMA House of Delegates where I
plan to serve as an essential voice on behalf of our nation’s physicians and patients,” Dr. Scott said.
Dr. Scott is the first AMA Vice Speaker from Kentucky, but the state
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is highly represented at the
national level of organized
medicine. In addition to Dr.
Scott’s newly elected position, Dr. Steven Stack, an
emergency physician practicing in Lexington, has
been sworn in as the 170th
president of the AMA. MeanPhoto by AMA/Ted Grudzinski
while, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven,
also of Lexington, continues to be quite influential at the national
level as she recently served as AMA President from 2013 to 2014.
In addition, GLMS President-Elect John Roberts, MD, was elected
as the chair-elect of the AMA Medical Schools Governing Council.