District IV Forum Spring 2019: Get to Know Your District Leadership

Get to Know Your District Leadership

Dr. Wade Neiman, MD
District IV Chair
I came to private general practice in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1988 after completing residency at the University of Pennsylvania. I grew up in rural Pennsylvania, and went to Lehigh University and Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia. I have been married for 35 years and have two adult children living in Maryland and Northern Virginia. When not working, I enjoy the outdoors, golf, music, theater, and the cinema. I am part of a private group of 12 physicians, continuing to practice the full breadth of the specialty. I got involved in organized medicine when one of my senior partners retired. He was active in the state ob-gyn society, believing that our area needed representation, and asked me then if I would sit on the council and attend a single meeting a year to discuss women’s legislative issues. I really had limited exposure to politics and ACOG during my training. Twenty years later I am still involved, having moved from state positions to District and national, serving on various committees and having been to many more than a single meeting. It is very rewarding to work toward making a difference. ACOG is our advocate. They protect our patients and our ability to continue to provide care in countless ways. Many of our victories go unrealized. Many members are unaware of their benefits. I am proud to continue to serve the membership and look forward to improving our communication.
Be sure to look for me at the Annual Meeting in Nashville and say hi! If you have a social media account, you can take a selfie with me and post it with the hashtag #MetMyChair.