ER physician picked to lead American Medical Association

From the Lexington Herald-Leader:

A Lexington emergency physician Monday was named president-elect of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Steven J. Stack will be 43 years old and the youngest AMA president in the past 100 years when he assumes the office in June 2015.

Stack, who moved to Lexington in 2006, has been medical director of the emergency departments at St. Joseph East and St. Joseph Mount Sterling. Before that, he led the emergency department at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

He was elected to the AMA’s board of trustees in 2006 and since then has been board chairman and secretary. He is nationally recognized for expertise in health information technology, according to a news release.

This is at least the second time that a Lexington doctor has been elected to lead the AMA. Dr. Ardis Hoven, an infectious-disease specialist who heads the Bluegrass Care Clinic, was president in 2013.