AMA sees first oncologist and first African-American female president-elect


President Barbara McAneny and President-Elect Patrice Harris. Credit: AMA

The American Medical Association just swore in it’s fourth female president, who is also only the first oncologist to hold the position, and named its first African-American female as president-elect.

Barbara L. McAneny, an Albuquerque oncologist was sworn in as the 173rd president of the AMA, and is only the organization’s fourth female president. McAneny will focus her tenure on several strategic goals: removing obstacles and barriers that interfere with patient care; reimagining medical education, training for physicians to help them adapt and grow amidst digitization; and confronting the growing burden of chronic disease. 

McAneny has practiced medicine in New Mexico for 35 years and is co-founder and CEO of a…

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