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Grand Rapids Physician Becomes First Woman Ever Elected to Lead Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors

Grand Rapids Physician Becomes First Woman Ever Elected to Lead Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors

Anita Avery, MD, a West Michigan OBGYN Elected Chair at MSMS Annual House of Delegates

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Anita Avery, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist practicing in Lansing, was elected Chairperson of the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors during the 154th annual meeting of the MSMS House of Delegates annual meeting May 4th and 5th in Kalamazoo.  Avery this weekend became the first woman ever elected to lead the Board.

She will serve a one-year term heading the 36-member MSMS Board of Directors. The MSMS Board of Directors sets policies and oversees operations for the 15,000-member medical society headquartered in East Lansing.

Doctor Avery completed her training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) and Stanford University. She practices obstetrics and gynecology as Core Faculty for the Sparrow/MSU Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program in Lansing and is an assistant professor at MSU-CHM where she is Lead Clerkship Director for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology.

The Michigan State Medical Society is the statewide professional association of 15,000 physicians in Michigan and is affiliated with the American Medical Association. Physician policies on various issues involving public health, health care delivery and medical ethics are set at the annual MSMS House of Delegates meeting.