Michael Volz, MD, elected president-elect of the Colorado Medical Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 1, 2014
Contact: Dean Holzkamp, 303-748-6113
Michael Volz, MD, was elected president-elect of the Colorado Medical Society (CMS) at the organization’s 144th Annual Meeting in Vail on Sept. 21. Dr. Volz is board certified in Allergy/Immunology and a native of Wisconsin. CMS is the largest physician organization in the state, representing more than 7,500 physicians, physicians-in-training and medical students.
In a speech before the CMS House of Delegates – the organization’s governing body that comprises representatives from around the state – he told his colleagues the “three fundamentals” behind his decision to run for the position: His passion for medicine and the professional and personal wellness of our colleagues; his commitment to serve our patients and profession; and his 33 years of experience in organized medicine that have prepared him to listen first and the act with a broad consensus.
“The most fundamental reason is passion and concern – our passion and concern – for medicine. Like you, I entered medical school with great enthusiasm for the vision of being a physician. Today my fire still burns bright – even brighter than ever before – because this amazing profession continues to enrich my life with the privilege of helping patients in their time of need and through camaraderie with my colleagues. The joy of medicine is intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding.”
“Each and every day brings a new lesson, challenge, or question to address, and the most satisfying aspect is caring for our patients – their health and well-being,” he continued. “These are the benefits above all others that underpin my passion for our profession and daily strengthen my resolve to address our many concerns.”
Dr. Volz was awarded a medical degree by Medical College of Wisconsin, completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Miami, and completed his sub-specialty training in allergy/immunology at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Disorders in Denver. He is currently a solo-practice physician with two offices in Denver and coverage in Colby, Kan., twice per month.
As a medical student and later as an intern and resident, Dr. Volz represented his peers at the American Association of Medical Colleges. He has served as the president of the Colorado Allergy and Asthma Society and the Clear Creek Valley Medical Society, the medical director for the American Association of Colorado asthma camp, and as a board member of the CCVMS Board of Trustees, the CMS Board of Directors and the Lung Association of Colorado Board of Directors.
Dr. Volz will spend this year preparing for the office of president. He will be sworn in as the 2015-2016 CMS president at the 145th Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-20, 2015, in Breckenridge.
The Colorado Medical Society is a nonprofit organization whose membership comprises the majority of physicians, residents and medical students in Colorado. The Society’s mission is to promote the science and art of medicine, the betterment of public health, and the welfare of Colorado physicians and their patients.
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