With the transition of James D. Grant, MD, from a BCBSM Board member to the Chief Medical Officer position, BCBSM requested the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) submit two nominees for consideration to join the BCBSM Board for the remainder of Doctor Grant’s unexpired term (through May 2022). The MSMS Representative to the BCBSM Board of Directors Selection Committee reviewed seven self-nominated candidate applications according to Board approved criteria. After reviewing candidate backgrounds to the selection criteria, the Committee narrowed to two physicians; and, both physicians were forwarded to BCBSM.
After BCBSM completed their selection process including interviews with both candidates, Dennis M. Ramus, MD, was appointed by the BCBSM Board of Directors to complete Doctor Grant's term.
Doctor Ramus is a family practice physician and chair of The Physicians Alliance Physician Organization in SE Michigan. He is also PCMH credentialed through BCBSM. He has served on numerous BCBSM and PGIP committees throughout the years including the PGIP Medical Director Committee. Doctor Ramus is a long-time member of the MSMS Third Party Payer Committee and will now become an ex-officio member of the MSMS Board of Directors.
We believe Doctor Ramus is a superb clinician, well-respected leader within MSMS, and would assure strong physician representation on BCBSM Board.