MSMS Past Presidents

Presidents of the Michigan State Medical Society

Since the Michigan State Medical Society was first established, its members have made numerous contributions to medicine under the leadership of various presidents. MSMS’s presidents have greatly impacted the Society’s programs, position on policy issues, and its prominence in Michigan. The MSMS president typically serves a term of one year and works with the Board of Directors to set the strategic agenda for the Society.


159. 2017 - Cheryl Gibson Fountain, MD, Wayne
158. 2016 - David M. Krhovsky, MD, Kent
157. 2015 - Rose M. Ramirez, MD, Kent
156. 2014 - James D. Grant, MD, Oakland
155. 2013 - Kenneth Elmassian, DO, Ingham
154. 2012 - John G. Bizon, MD, Calhoun
153. 2011 - Steven E. Newman, MD, Wayne
152. 2010 - Daniel B. Michael, MD, PhD, Wayne
151. 2009 - Richard E. Smith, MD, Wayne
150. 2008 - Michael A. Sandler, MD, Wayne
149. 2007 - AppaRao Mukkamala, MD, Genesee
148. 2006 - Paul O. Farr, MD, Kent
147. 2005 - Alan M. Mindlin, MD, Oakland
146. 2004 - * John M. MacKeigan, MD, Kent
145. 2003 - Hassan Amirikia, MD, Wayne
144. 2002 - Dorothy M. Kahkonen, MD, Wayne
143. 2001 - Kenneth H. Musson, MD, Grand Traverse
142. 2000 - Billy Ben Baumann, MD, Oakland
141. 1999 - Krishna K. Sawhney, MD, Wayne
140. 1998 - Cathy O. Blight, MD, Genesee
139. 1997 - Peter A. Duhamel, MD, Oakland
138. 1996 - * W. Peter McCabe, MD, Wayne
137. 1995 - * B. David Wilson, MD, Kalamazoo
136. 1994 - * Jack L. Barry, MD, Saginaw

135. 1993 - * Gilbert B. Bluhm, MD, Wayne
134. 1992 - Thomas C. Payne, MD, Ingham
133. 1991 - * Robert D. Burton, MD, Kent
132. 1990 - Susan Hershberg Adelman, MD, Wayne
131. 1989 - * Robert E. Paxton, MD, Newaygo
130. 1989 - Leland E. Holly, II, MD, Muskegon (President-for-a-day, May 6, 1989)
129. 1988 - * Frederick W. Bryant, MD, Oakland
128. 1987 - * Carl A. Gagliardi, MD, Wayne
127. 1986 - * Thomas R. Berglund, MD, Kalamazoo
126. 1985 - Richard J. McMurray, MD, Genesee
125. 1984 - Louis R. Zako, MD, Wayne
124. 1983 - Donald K. Crandall, MD, Muskegon
123. 1982 - * James H. Tisdel, MD, St. Clair
122. 1982 - * David Siegel, MD, Ingham (President-for-a-day, May 1, 1982)
121. 1981 - * James D. Fryfogle, MD, Wayne
120. 1980 - * John R. Ylvisaker, MD, Oakland
119. 1979 - * Ernest P. Griffin, Jr., MD, Genesee
118. 1978 - * Louis E. Heideman, MD, Oakland
117. 1977 - * Vernon V. Bass, MD, Saginaw
116. 1976 - * Robert M. Leitch, MD, Calhoun
115. 1975 - * Brock E. Brush, MD, Wayne
114. 1974 - * Brooker L. Masters, MD, Newaygo
113. 1973 - * Brooker L. Masters, MD, Newaygo
112. 1972 - * John J. Coury, MD, St. Clair
111. 1971 - * Sidney Adler, MD, Wayne
110. 1970 - * Harold H. Hiscock, MD, Genesee
109. 1969 - * Robert J. Mason, MD, Oakland
108. 1968 - * James J. Lightbody, MD, Wayne
107. 1967 - * Bradley M. Harris, MD, Washtenaw
106. 1966 - * C. Allen Payne, MD, Kent
105. 1965 - * Luther R. Leader, MD, Oakland
104. 1964 - * Oliver B. McGillicuddy, MD, Ingham
103. 1963 - * Orlen J. Johnson, MD, Bay
102. 1962 - * Clarence I. Owen, MD, Wayne
101. 1961 - * Otto K. Engelke, MD, Washtenaw
100. 1960 - * Kenneth H. Johnson, MD, Ingham
99. 1959 - * Milton A. Darling, MD, Wayne
98. 1958 - * Gilbert B. Saltonstall, MD, Charlevoix
97. 1957 - * George W. Slagle, MD, Calhoun
96. 1956 - * Arch Walls, MD, Wayne
95. 1955 - * William S. Jones, MD, Menominee
94. 1954 - * Robert H. Baker, MD, Oakland
93. 1954 - * L. Fernald Foster, MD, Bay (President-for-a-day, September 28, 1954)
92. 1953 - * LeRoy W. Hull, MD, Livingston
91. 1952 - * Reader J. Hubbell, MD, Leelanau
90. 1952 - * Robert L. Novy, MD, Wayne (President-for-a-day, September 22, 1952)
89. 1951 - * Otto O. Beck, MD, Oakland
88. 1950 - * Clarence E. Umphrey, MD, Wayne
87. 1949 - * William E. Barstow, MD, Gratiot
86. 1949 - * Wilfred Haughey, MD, Calhoun (President-for-a-day, September 21, 1949)
85. 1948 - * Edward F. Sladek, MD, Grand Traverse
84. 1947 - * Patrick L. Ledwidge, MD, Wayne
83. 1946 - * William A. Hyland, MD, Kent
82. 1945 - * Ray S. Morrish, MD, Genesee
81. 1945 - * Vernon M. Moore, MD, Kent (Died before taking office)
80. 1944 - * Andrew S. Brunk, MD, Wayne
79. 1943 - * Claude R. Keyport, MD, Crawford
78. 1942 - * Howard H. Cummings, MD, Washtenaw
77. 1941 - * Henry R. Carstens, MD, Wayne
76. 1940 - * Paul R. Urmston, MD, Bay
75. 1939 - * Burton R. Corbus, MD, Kent
74. 1938 - * Henry A. Luce, MD, Wayne
73. 1937 - * Henry Cook, MD, Genesee
72. 1936 - * Henry E. Perry, MD, Luce
71. 1935 - * Grover C. Penberthy, MD, Wayne
70. 1934 - * Richard R. Smith, MD, Kent
69. 1933 - * George L. LeFevre, MD, Muskegon
68. 1932 - * J. Milton Robb, MD, Wayne
67. 1931 - * Carl F. Moll, MD, Genesee
66. 1930 - * Ray C. Stone, MD, Calhoun
65. 1929 - * Jacob D. Brook, MD, Kent
64. 1928 - * Louis J. Hirschman, MD, Wayne
63. 1927 - * Herbert E. Randall, MD, Genesee
62. 1926 - * John B. Jackson, MD, Kalamazoo
61. 1925 - * Cyrenus G. Darling, MD, Washtenaw
60. 1924 - * Charles C. Clancy, MD, St. Clair
59. 1923 - * Guy L. Connor, MD, Wayne
58. 1922 - * William T. Dodge, MD, Mecosta
57. 1921 - * William J. Kay, MD, Lapeer
56. 1920 - * Angus McLean, MD, Wayne
55. 1919 - * Charles H. Baker, MD, Bay
54. 1918 - * Arthur M. Hume, MD, Shiawassee
53. 1917 - * Andrew P. Biddle, MD, Wayne
52. 1916 - * Andrew P. Biddle, MD, Wayne
51. 1915 - * Alfred W. Hornbogen, MD, Marquette
50. 1914 - * Reuben Peterson, MD, Washtenaw
49. 1913 - * Guy L. Kiefer, MD, Wayne
48. 1912 - * William H. Sawyer, MD, Hillsdale
47. 1911 - * D. Emmet Welsh, MD, Kent
46. 1910 - * Colonell B. Burr, MD, Genesee
45. 1909 - * John H. Carstens, MD, Wayne
44. 1908 - * Albert I. Lawbaugh, MD, Houghton
43. 1907 - * Herman Ostrander, MD, Kalamazoo
42. 1906 - * Charles B. Stockwell, MD, St. Clair
41. 1905 - * David Inglis, MD, Wayne
40. 1904 - * Beverly D. Harison, MD, Chippewa
39. 1903 - * William F. Breakey, MD, Washtenaw
38. 1902 - * Albert E. Bulson, MD, Jackson
37. 1901 - * Leartus Connor, MD, Wayne
36. 1900 - * Philo D. Patterson, MD, Eaton
35. 1899 - * Austin W. Alvord, MD, Calhoun
34. 1898 - * Ernest L. Shurly, MD, Wayne
33. 1897 - * Joseph B. Griswold, MD, Kent
32. 1896 - * Hugh McColl, MD, Lapeer
31. 1895 - * Victor C. Vaughan, MD, Washtenaw
30. 1894 - * Henry O. Walker, MD, Wayne
29. 1893 - * Eugene Boise, MD, Kent
28. 1892 - * Gilbert V. Chamberlain, MD, Genesee (Acting President)
27. 1892 - * Charles J. Lundy, MD, Wayne (Died before taking office)
26. 1891 - * George E. Ranney, MD, Ingham
25. 1890 - * Lyman W. Bliss, MD, Saginaw
24. 1889 - * George E. Frothingham, MD, Wayne
23. 1888 - * Simeon S. French, MD, Calhoun
22. 1887 - * Theodore A. McGraw, MD, Wayne
21. 1886 - * Charles Shepard, MD Kent
20. 1885 - * Edmund P. Christian, MD, Wayne
19. 1884 - * Donald MacLean, MD, Wayne
18. 1883 - * Arven F. Whelan, MD, Hillsdale
17. 1882 - * George W. Topping, MD, Clinton
16. 1881 - * James H. Jerome, MD, Saginaw
15. 1880 - * Jeffrey R. Thomas, MD, Bay
14. 1879 - * George K. Johnson, MD, Kent
13. 1878 - * Edward Cox, MD, Calhoun
12. 1877 - * Foster Pratt, MD, Kalamazoo
11. 1876 - * Abram Sager, MD, Washtenaw
10. 1875 - * William Brodie, MD, Wayne
9. 1874 - * Robert C. Kedzie, MD, Ingham
8. 1873 - * Edward W. Jenks, MD, Wayne
7. 1872 - * Alonzo B. Palmer, MD, Washtenaw
6. 1871 - * Homer O. Hitchcock, MD, Kalamazoo
5. 1870 - * Ira H. Bartholomew, MD, Ingham
4. 1869 - * Richard Inglis, MD, Wayne
3. 1868 - * William H. DeCamp, MD, Kent
2. 1867 - * James H. Jerome, MD, Saginaw
1. 1866 - * Cyrus. M. Stockwell, MD, St. Clair