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Memphis, Tenn. (October 10, 2006) -- James
King, MD, currently a volunteer faculty member and a 1982 graduate of the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been chosen
president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Previously, he served three years as a member of
the AAFP board of directors. The AAFP
represents more than 94,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. Dr. King was elected to the position on September
28 by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP’s governing body, during the
organization’s annual meeting in
“The AAFP Congress of Delegates has given me a great honor and opportunity to serve our specialty over the next three years,” said Dr. King. “I believe great things can occur during this short time. I look forward working to make sure people understand that Family Medicine is the answer to the healthcare system’s problems.”
Dr. King is in private practice in the
rural community of Selmer where he is also on the medical staff of the
Active with the AAFP, Dr. King has advocated for patients outside the exam room through his service on the board of directors. He worked to promote the legislative goals of family medicine to members of Congress through his service on the board of directors of FamMedPAC. Additionally, he was liaison to various commissions and committees whose work has focused on quality improvement, clinical policies and research, and chapter affairs AAFP’s political action committee.
Prior to his service with the AAFP, he was an active member of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). Dr. King has served on the committees on public relations, finance, and legislation and governmental affairs. He also has served on the Long-Range Planning Committee, Nominating Committee and Membership Committee. As a member of the TAFP board of directors, Dr. King was vice president, president-elect, president and board chair.
Dr. King received the Outstanding Model
Office Teaching Award from the
Active in his community, Dr. King has
presented the AAFP’s Tar Wars tobacco-free education program to area fourth-
and fifth-graders on behalf of the TAFP since 2000. He has also had many state and regional
appointments, including serving as the chair of the McNairy County Board of
Health, a member of the TennCare Steering Committee of the Tennessee Department
of Health, plus as a member and then chair of the Primary Health Care Liaison
Committee, State of
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