UO alum named president-elect of American Medical Association

Robert Wah, UO alum and president-elect of the AMA

Robert Wah, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon with a degree in chemistry, has been selected to serve as president-elect of the American Medical Association – the nation's largest organization of physicians.

Wah is a nationally recognized expert in health information technology.

“I greatly appreciate the trust my colleagues have placed in me during this important time for our profession and our health care system,” Wah said. “Working together I know we can make significant strides in reducing chronic disease, educating future physicians and improving how care is provided to our patients.”

Wah, who received his medical degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University, serves currently as a reproductive endocrinologist and OB/GYN in the Washington, D.C., area. He served more than 23 years on active duty as a captain in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps and has held several previous leadership positions within AMA over the past 17 years.

He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinology.

- by Chloe Huckins, UO Office of Strategic Communications