Dr. Steven J. Stack, an emergency physician, has become the second Lexington doctor in three years to become president of the American Medical Association.
According to the AMA website, Stack was elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in 2006, he was the first board-certified emergency physician to serve as an AMA board member.
He works at St. Joseph East and St. Joseph, Mount Sterling, both part of KentuckyOne Health. He has also served as medical director of the emergency departments at both hospitals. At 43, he is the youngest AMA president in 160 years.
He will serve through June 2016.
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Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist at the University of Kentucky, was president of the AMA from June 2013 to June 2014.