EAST LANSING, Mich., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael A. Sandler, MD, a West Bloomfield diagnostic radiologist, was installed as president of the 15,000 member Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) during the 143rd annual meeting of the MSMS House of Delegates on May 3 in Dearborn.
A graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Doctor Sandler is senior staff in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital and currently serves on the Michigan Radiological Society board of directors.
During his year as MSMS president, Doctor Sandler will focus on public health issues including smoking cessation, preventive health and school nutrition, among others. Insurance coverage for the uninsured and the pending physician shortage also will be priorities. To address these and other issues, Doctor Sandler plans to encourage physicians and patients to become involved in the political process.
"If we allow our political foundation to crumble, then the blame goes not on the politicians, but on the owners of the system, including you and me," Doctor Sandler noted in his inaugural speech to 350 physicians and guests. "The system works only when we participate, stay organized, support our message, and elect our candidates."
Doctor Sandler is a member of the MSMS Committee on State Legislation and Regulations and serves on the state of Michigan's Certificate of Need Commission. He is a past chair of both the MSMS Board of Directors and the Michigan Doctors' Political Action Committee. He also serves on the Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association and is a member of the AMA's political action committee board.
Doctor Sandler has been involved in many aspects of the Henry Ford
Hospital Diagnostic Radiology Department. He served on the
Education/Resident Selection Committee for 15 years and was voted Teacher
of the Year. Doctor Sandler initiated a Fellowship in Cross Sectional
|SOURCE Michigan State Medical Society|
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