by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Published in ASRM Press Release
Chicago, IL - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is proud to announce that one of its members, Dr. Robert M. Wah, had been elected to serve as President of the American Medical Association (AMA).
Dr. Wah has been an ASRM member since 1986. He was instrumental in establishing ASRM's Resident Reporter Program, which for 25 years has helped residents attend the ASRM Annual Meeting. Dr. Wah helped lead the efforts to get ASRM voting representation in the AMA House of Delegates and then served as ASRM's first Alternate Delegate. He went on to serve as a Delegate for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and held several leadership positions within the AMA. These include Chair of the AMA Young Physicians Section, member and then Chair of the AMA's Council on Long Range Planning and Development, and most recently, member and Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees.
Dr. Wah is a teacher and sees patients at the NIH and Walter Reed National Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Oregon and received his MD from Oregon Health Sciences University. He did his residency at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and his Reproductive Endocrine fellowship at Harvard in the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Wah served as an active duty Naval officer for more than 23 years.
"Dr. Wah led ASRM into the AMA and served as our first Alternate Delegate. Both ASRM and AMA have been well served by his tremendous leadership. I can't think of anyone better to lead our nation's physicians than Robert Wah," stated Kamran Moghissi, MD, a past President of ASRM and the Society's first delegate to the AMA.
Dr. Wah will serve a year as President-elect and become AMA President in June 2014.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, founded in 1944, is an organization of more than 7,000 physicians, researchers, nurses, technicians and other professionals dedicated to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive biology. Affiliated societies include the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists.