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MSMS Judicial Commission Nominations

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Upon receiving a complaint from a patient or physician who may have a grievance with a member of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), the MSMS Judicial Commission oversees county medical society peer review committees that handle cases occurring within their geographical jurisdiction. If MSMS receives a complaint for a member who practices in a county without an active county medical society, the Judicial Commission would conduct the peer review process. The Judicial Commission is also responsible for hearing appeals from members whose membership has been revoked.

The Judicial Commission Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating physicians to the Judicial Commission. At the March board meeting, the MSMS Board of Directors appointed Amit Ghose, MD (Ingham), Brian Stork, MD (Muskegon), Paul Bozyk, MD (Oakland), P. Dileep Kumar, MD (St. Clair), and Mark E. Meyer, MD (Kalamazoo), as members of the Judicial Commission Nominating Committee (JCNC).

Judicial Districts and Term Expirations

The Judicial Districts for the Judicial Commission are as follows:

  • District 1 – Wayne
  • District 2 – Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair
  • District 3 – Ingham, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, Washtenaw
  • District 4 – Bay, Iosco-Arenac, Genesee, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella-Clare, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola
  • District 5 – Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, St. Joseph, Van Buren
  • District 6 – Barry, Clinton, Ionia-Montcalm, Kent, Mason, Mecosta-Osceola-Lake, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa
  • District 7 – Alpena-Alcona-Presque Isle, Chippewa-Mackinac, Delta, Dickinson-Iron, Gogebic, Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Benzie, Houghton-Baraga-Keweenaw, Luce, Manistee, Marquette-Alger-Menominee, North Central Counties (Crawford, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Montmorency, Otsego, Roscommon), Northern Michigan (Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmett), Ogemaw-Oscoda, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft, Wexford-Missaukee

The following individuals’ terms expires on December 31, 2020:

  • Aliya Hines, MD PHD: District 1 – Wayne County
  • Timothy Ekpo, MD: District 5 – Jackson County
  • Jessica Phelps, MD: District 6 – Muskegon County

Judicial Commission Candidates

The JCNC has nominated the following physicians to be members of the Judicial Commission:

  • Aliya Hines, MD PHD: District 1 – Wayne County
  • Timothy Ekpo, MD: District 5 – Jackson County
  • Jessica Phelps, MD: District 6 – Muskegon County

MSMS is accepting additional nominations by petition signed by not less than 25 voting members in good standing in any Judicial District. The petition must be returned to Virginia Gibson no later than October 15, 2020. Only nominations for physicians in District 1, District 5, and District 6 will be accepted.

If you have further questions, please contact Virginia Gibson.