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Pennsylvania Physician, Carl A. Sirio, M.D., Newly Elected To AMA Board of Trustees

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO, June 15 Carl A. Sirio, M.D., a critical care physician and internist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was elected today as a new member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest and most influential physician organization.

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"I am honored to be elected to the AMA Board of Trustees," said Dr. Sirio. "I value this opportunity to work to improve American medicine on behalf of all physicians and the patients we serve."

For over a decade, Dr. Sirio has been dedicated to improving the medical education system and the quality and safety of patient care. He has served on the AMA Council on Medical Education for eight years and acts as chair to the Initiative to Transform Medical Education (ITME). Dr. Sirio has represented the AMA to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee and the National Residency Matching Program.

Dr. Sirio played an instrumental role in creating the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative, a group of physicians and hospitals from 40 institutions dedicated to improving patient care and safety.

Dr. Sirio graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. His term on the Board lasts four years.

About the American Medical Association (AMA)

The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional, public health and health policy issues. The nation's largest physician organization plays a leading role in shaping the future of medicine. For more information on the AMA, please visit www.ama-assn.org.

SOURCE American Medical Association
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