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AMA Immediate Past President Ron Davis Loses Battle With Cancer, Leaves Enduring AMA and Public Health Legacy
Date:11/7/2008

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) announced today that Immediate Past President and public health leader Ronald M. Davis, M.D., 52, died Thursday at his home outside East Lansing, Michigan. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last February.

Dr. Davis, a preventive medicine physician, served as the 162nd president of the AMA from June 2007 to June 2008. He led the AMA's focus on preventive medicine and had been a longtime public health and anti-tobacco advocate. Dr. Davis also pushed the AMA to focus more on its "healthy lifestyles" platform, doing so with presentations around the nation that included informative and even humorous observations about a general lack of fitness, unhealthy eating, and tobacco use in this country.

"The health care community has lost an extraordinary leader. To his fellow physicians and the patients they serve, Ron's legacy as a public health advocate will not be forgotten," said AMA President Nancy Nielsen, M.D., who succeeded Dr. Davis at the end of his presidential term last June. "My thoughts and prayers, as well as those of our entire AMA community, are with his wife Nadine, their sons and extended family during this difficult time."

Dr. Davis led the American Medical Association in its historic 2008 apology to African-American physicians. As co-chair of the Commission to End Health Care Disparities, he served alongside the president of the National Medical Association, the nation's largest African-American physician organization.

Not only a talented physician, Dr. Davis also had a flair for writing. He was the founding editor of Tobacco Control, and international peer-reviewed journal published by the British Medical Association and North American editor of the British Medical Journal.

Even facing a serious illness, Dr. Davis remained a relentless advocate. He used his cancer diagnosis to educate the public about patient Web sites such as Ca
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