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Dr Andrew Pesce elected AMA President.

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Dr Andrew Pesce elected AMA President

Sydney obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Andrew Pesce has been elected Federal President of the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Pesce was elected to a 12-month term in office by delegates to the AMA’s National Conference in Melbourne.

He replaces Dr Rosanna Capolingua, who retires after two years as AMA President.

Melbourne Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Gary Speck and Coonabarabran, NSW, General Practitioner Aniello Iannuzzi also stood for the presidency.

Dr Pesce works both in private practice and in the public hospital system, where he is Clinical Director of Women’s Health at Sydney West Area Health Service and Chair of the Westmead Hospital Medical Staff Council.

Dr Pesce is President of the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and has served on the AMA’s Federal Council and Executive.

He is married with two daughters.

Dr Steven Hambleton, a QLD General Practitioner, was elected Vice President of the AMA.

Dr Roderick McRae, a Victorian Physician, was elected Chair of Council.

Dr Peter Garcia-Webb, a West Australian Pathologist, was elected Treasurer.

31 May 2009

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