Medical association elects officers

From staff reports

The Minnesota Medical Association, which represents about 9,300 Minnesota physicians, residents, fellows and medical students, elected officers for 2003-2004 during its 150th annual meeting in Rochester.

The MMA is governed by a House of Delegates, which elects its officers. For 2003-2004, the delegates voted to:

Elect Dr. J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, president-elect.

He will assume the presidency at the 2004 annual meeting. Endocrinologist Gonzalez-Campoy is CEO of the Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology. His areas of expertise are in diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis. As an American physician born in Mexico, Gonzalez-Campoy has a special interest in minority and cross-cultural affairs and serves a large Hispanic population. He is president of the Ramsey Medical Society.


Re-elect Dr. David Luehr, vice president.

He is a family practice physician at Raiter Clinic in Cloquet, and an associate clinical professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Medical School. He is also medical director of Northstar Physicians and CareNorth Health System.

Elect Dr. Paul Sanford, secretary.

He is a board-certified internal medicine physician at St. Luke's Internal Medicine Associates Clinic in Duluth.

Re-elect Dr. Michael Ainslie, treasurer.

He is a pediatrician and board-certified pediatric endocrinologist at Park Nicollet Medical Center in St. Louis Park.

Elect Dr. James Dehen Jr., speaker of the House of Delegates.

He is a surgeon at Brainerd Medical Center.


Elect Dr. John Larsen, vice speaker of the House of Delegates.

He is an Edina board-certified otolaryngologist. He is president of Minnesota Otolaryngology, P.A., in St. Louis Park, Chaska and Waconia.

Dr. Paul Matson, who was elected by last year's House of Delegates, assumed the presidency of the MMA during this year's Annual Meeting. Matson, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, practices at the Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic in Mankato and is a clinical associate professor at the University of Minnesota.

According to an MMA press release, the association develops policies on issues that affect patient care and medical practice, and represents members with legislative bodies, regulatory agencies and in the private sector.

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