JUN 08, 2020
The American Medical Association (AMA) has elected David H. Aizuss, MD, to its board of trustees.
Dr. Aizuss, an ophthalmologist who is based in Los Angeles, is a longtime leader in organized medicine. He is the immediate past president of the California Medical Association (CMA) and a current member of the AMA Council on legislation. When he was a medical student at Northwestern University, he served as a leader in the Illinois State Medical Society’s Medical Student Section and on the AMA-Medical Students Section (AMA-MSS) governing council. He was also on the AMA-Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS) governing council for 3 years.
“We are facing unprecedented times as a profession and as a country,” Dr. Aizuss said in his speech to the House of Delegates. “While we battle the frontlines of COVID-19, we must look ahead to the future and ensure that we are working as a united voice, advocating for our profession, for our patients and for our communities.”
During his tenure as CMA president, he was responsible for leading and leimplementing a new organizational emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Dr. Aizuss has also been at the forefront on issues such as physician scope of practice, vaccines, mental health and gun violence.
Dr. Aizuss is a managing partner in a multispecialty ophthalmology group, where he focuses exclusively on patient care. In addition, he is an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine.