2018 CMS elections: Lee Morgan, MD, FACOG, for AMA Delegate

Friday, July 27, 2018 01:50 PM
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I have had the honor and privilege to serve the physicians of Colorado in multiple capacities over the past 30 years. I have served as President of the Pueblo County Medical Society, the Colorado Gynecology and Obstetric Society and the Colorado Medical Society (CMS). I currently Chair the Colorado Section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I have participated on every major council of the CMS. I currently serve as chair of the Council on Legislation. I am a past chair of the COMPAC Board of Directors as well. I have served on the Physicians Congress and the ad hoc Committee on Patient Safety and Physician Accountability, to mention a few.

I have been a member of the AMA since 1978 and an active member of our AMA delegation for 15 years. I served as co-chair of the Colorado delegation to the AMA for 2 years and now have, for 4 years, served as chair of the delegation. At the AMA I have been active within the prior Western Mountain States Conference having served as Treasurer and Chair. I played an active role in the merger of the PacRim Conference with the WMSC into the PacWest Conference, currently serve on the Nomination Committee and Chair of the Refcom B Evaluation Committee.

My practice experience includes a large multispecialty group as well as a smaller single specialty group. I have practiced in both a large urban environment and a more rural environment. As an Obstetrician/Gynecologist I am times considered a primary care and times a specialist. This varied background gives me the ability to look at all sides of an issue. Though I no longer practice full time, I do volunteer work at Drs. Care regularly. My full-time position as a physician risk manager, doing patient safety and risk management at COPIC. I travel the state regularly and have the opportunity to visit with physicians in a variety of practice situations and locations, thus able to stay up to date with the concerns of physicians of Colorado.

I have the leadership experience, the experience of listening to multiple points of view and helping forge consensus, as well as strong interest and concern about the issues that affect the practice of medicine today. This last decade has been a time of many changes and challenges for physicians. It is more important now than ever that we work together as a cohesive force in organized medicine on a local, state and national level.

I have a long interest in legislation affecting the physicians of Colorado and the nation. One of my aspirations at the AMA is to become a member of the AMA Council on Legislation.

I believe that, with your support I can continue to contribute significantly to organized medicine on a local, state and national level. It is for this reason that I ask for your vote to return me to the AMA as one of your delegates so that I can continue to represent you as we move forward in these interesting and difficult times.

 

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