Dr. Robert Wah was named president-elect of the American Medical Assn., the nation’s largest network of physicians. Wah, who served on the AMA board from 2011 to 2012, will be officially sworn in as president after a year as president-elect.
The AMA’s new top dog comes from a background as a reproductive endocrinologist and ob-gyn in Washington, following 23 years as a captain in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps.
Newly created position of COO at Medical Action Industries
Medical Action Industries (NSDQ:MDCI) board member Paul Chapman will take over some of the chief executive responsibilities with his new role as president and the newly minted position of COO. Company CEO Paul Meringolo shed his role as president, which will be assumed by Chapman.
National Venture Capital Assn. names new CEO
The National Venture Capital Assn. confirmed a new CEO will take the helm in September, following CEO Mark Heesen’s retirement after a 14-year reign. Upcoming CEO Bobby Franklin is currently an executive vice president at CTIA, the professional organization representing the wireless communications industry.
New head of MR for Toshiba
Toshiba Medical Systems (TYO:6502) named a new director for its magnetic resonance imaging business. Beverly Plost has spent 20 years in the medical imaging industry, most recently as director of strategy and program development of CT marketing at Philips (NYSE:PHG).
Trice Orthopedics takes on a new president, raises $3M
Trice Orthopedics announced Richard Washburn as president. Washburn is a 20-year veteran of new product development, most recently as president of Core Essence Orthopaedics. Trice’s recent $3 million funding round was led by BioStar Ventures.