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Date:10/31/2013

c and served as President of the Medical Staff Association from 2000 to 2001. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Shahian served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston and Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Shahian trained in general surgery at MGH and was a fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.

Re-elected for second terms:

Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA). An internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky., Dr. Hoven became the 168th president of the AMA in June 2013. Dr. Hoven received her undergraduate degree in microbiology and then her medical degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She completed her internal medicine and infectious disease training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Board-certified in internal medicine and infectious disease, Dr. Hoven is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America. In 2013, Dr. Hoven was named one of Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare.

Dolores Mitchell, executive director of the Group Insurance Commission. Mrs. Mitchell has been in this position since 1987, serving in the administrations of Governors Dukakis, Weld, Cellucci, Swift, Romney, and now Governor Deval Patrick. Mrs. Mitchell is currently serving as President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Board of Directors, is a board member of the National Quality Forum, and was recently re-appointed as a member of the Measures Application Partnership. She is a former Chairman and current board member of the Big Sister Association and the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus. Mrs. Mitchell is a frequent speaker on health care, politics, women's career issues, and related subjects.

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