June 24, 2011 – Dr. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon and director of pediatric neurosurgery at Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital, has been elected to a four-year term on the board of trusteees of the American Medical Association (AMA).
The election was part of the proceedings of the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago. Wehby was supported in her candidacy by the Oregon Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).
An active member of the AMA for 25 years, she has served as a delegate to the AMA on behalf of the AANS since 2002. Wehby’s broad professional service includes recent positions as president of both the Oregon Medical Association and of the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland, and currently serves as northwest regional director on the board of the AANS.
“We are so pleased to have Monica recognized in this way for her leadership and insight; I’m certain her perspective will help the AMA steer a successful course during this tumultuous time in the medical profession,” said Jo Bryson, CAE, OMA’s executive director.
“I look forward to being able to continue my service to the medical profession in this new role,” said Wehby. “I believe in the AMA, and the work that it can do to improve the practice of medicine in the future, to help us continue to do what we were trained to do.”