ATLANTA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 76th PRESIDENT, DR. KEVIN E. WOODS, WHO BELIEVES COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION CAN HELP HEAL OUR COMMUNITIES
Frank K. Jones, MD, M.P.H., FACS, Atlanta Medical Association President
Welcome to our new website for the Atlanta Medical Association. My name is Frank K. Jones, M.D. and I am proud to serve as the president of this phenomenal organization. I stand on the shoulders of several great leaders that have served before me. We have a very rich history and a prosperous future. We are the largest local chapter and we are an award-winning chapter of the National Medical Association. In addition, we are the oldest, local, Black medical society in America.
My major goal for the organization is to broaden the influence and impact we have on the community, and to increase the identity that we have in the community. I want this website to reflect our strategic vision for the future…we want to be innovative, informative, and involved.
Kevin E. Woods, MD, MPH, Atlanta Medical Association President
Atlanta Medical Association, Incorporated (AMA) inducted their 76th President, Kevin E. Woods, MD, MPH. Dr.Woods is an Atlanta native, internationally recognized gastroenterologist and public health researcher. An alumnus of Morehouse College and Meharry Medical College, he completed his post-graduate training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
we’re ready for the challenge!
The AMA is acutely aware that we are living in a pivotal and critical time in American history. As the AMA enters 131 years of service to the Atlanta metropolitan communities through scientific, legislative, public health and clinical care provided by its membership. Dr. Woods takes the reigns amid the novel COVID -19 pandemic and resulting public health crisis. The effects of the novel COVID-19 virus is illuminating and widening the gap in healthcare disparities along with the associated loss of life, financial and emotional stress that are disproportionately affecting communities of color and patients living in lower areas of socioeconomic status in Metro Atlanta. These inequities of healthcare and healthcare delivery offers an opportunity to all healthcare providers and our colleagues in the business, civic, education, not-for-profit, and medical technology sectors of Atlanta to serve our neighbors and colleagues in a greater capacity.