Grand Junction obstetrician-gynecologist to be sworn in as president in September 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 17, 2021
Contact: Kate Alfano, Colorado Medical Society
[DENVER] — Patrick Pevoto, MD, MBA, was elected CMS president-elect during the 2021 Colorado Medical Society Leadership Election held in August. He started his one-year term as president-elect on Friday, Sept. 17, following the CMS virtual 151st Annual Meeting. He will be sworn in as CMS president in September 2022.
Pevoto, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has practiced in Grand Junction since 2012. Prior to moving to the Western Slope, he practiced for 25 years in Austin, Texas, in a variety of settings, solo, multispecialty, single specialty and as an employed physician.
He wrote in his candidate statement of his draw to medicine: “I am the son of a father who became a pharmacist, then a physician, as well as a mother who was a pharmacist. Medicine has been in my lifeblood and I knew my life calling was to become a physician. My father, who practiced pediatrics and emergency medicine, gave me many opportunities to shadow him as I grew up. I followed the same pre-medical track as my father in first becoming a pharmacist. I cannot think of a more excellent foundation moving toward medical practice.”
Pevoto has been involved in organized medicine and a variety of leadership positions since medical school, which has included membership in the American Medical Association, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Colorado Medical Society and Mesa County (Colorado) Medical Society.
He was awarded a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, a Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
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