Colorado Medical Society

2018 CMS elections: Katie Lozano, MD, FACR, for AMA Delegate

Friday, July 27, 2018

Thank you so much for electing me to serve on your board of directors since 2008, as your treasurer from 2010 to 2015, as your president-elect in September 2015, and as your AMA alternate delegate since 2016. I have significant relevant experience in advocacy, leadership, and networking in CMS and in the AMA, and I respectfully ask for your vote for me to continue to represent you at the AMA.

I ran successful campaigns on a national level to serve as delegate and chair of the AMA Young Physicians Section, serving for five years on their executive council from 2008 to 2013. After serving for two years as the sole delegate representing the AMA Young Physician Section (YPS) as a young physician and coordinating our testimony across the AMA, I have extensive experience representing a diverse group of physicians with different practice types and different practice goals. Effective work with and within the AMA is a long-term investment and I have invested many hours, days, and years in both the AMA and CMS. One of the strengths I will continue to bring to the Colorado delegation is broad networking contacts across the house of medicine in the AMA, given my partnership over years with physicians of all specialties when we worked together in the Young Physicians Section.

My service to the medical profession through my work with numerous boards, committees, commissions, task forces, and legislators is carefully considered as an investment in enhancing communication between and amongst those organizations and the people and patients involved.

As a strong patient advocate with an interest in medical ethics, I served as co-director of a medical student-run free clinic in Galveston in the late 90’s and have served since 2007 on the board of Doctors Care, a nonprofit Denver area clinic for the uninsured and underinsured. Given my work with the CMS Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs from 2006 till now, my specialty society’s Ethics Committee since I was a resident in 2002, Ethics and Patient Advocacy Committees when I was an intern, and currently with the Regional West Medical Center Ethics Committee, one of my goals in the AMA is to someday serve on the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

We have a number of challenges before us at CMS and at the AMA, but we also have many opportunities to improve care. We also have a strong history of turning challenges into opportunities to improve patient care and the practice of medicine.

I would like to thank you all for everything you do for your patients and communities, through your daily (and nightly) work, and through your work with your county and specialty societies, patient advocacy and volunteer organizations, and CMS.

I ask for your vote for me to continue to represent you and your patients in the AMA.