AMA Elects ACOG Fellow as President-Elect.
Dear ACOG member:
I am pleased to announce that ACOG Fellow Robert M. Wah, MD, of McLean, VA, has just been elected president-elect of the American Medical Association! A nationally recognized expert in health information technology, he is chief medical officer for Computer Sciences Corporation where he works with public and private agencies using technology to improve health care. Dr. Wah also teaches and sees patients at Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, MD, and at the National Institutes of Health.
“This is a great honor and a huge opportunity to highlight women's health issues in the AMA and across the nation,” says Dr. Wah. ”I appreciate the tremendous support of ACOG and ASRM in my election, and look forward to working with all my colleagues as we work to improve healthcare for our patients.”
In 2005-2006, Dr. Wah became the first deputy national coordinator in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services, where he advanced the president’s executive order to have electronic medical records for most Americans. Among his many other accomplishments, he was the lead IT physician for the US Department of Defense during the Afghan and Iraq wars.
A Fellow of ACOG for 18 years, Dr. Wah has served on the ACOG Executive Board, Health Care Commission, and other committees. He also served as the chair of the Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council, ACOG’s group of young physicians.
He has been an active member of the AMA for the past 17 years. A board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Wah was division head and vice chair of the Navy’s largest ob-gyn training program. His group started the first military IVF program on the West Coast. He has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, University of California, San Diego, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Wah on his momentous achievement! ACOG is proud to support such an outstanding and effective advocate for both physicians and patients.
Hal C. Lawrence III, MD, FACOG
Executive Vice President
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists