Marygrace Elson, MD, MME, Slated as IMS President-Elect

Date of Publication April 6, 2018

At its February 28 meeting, the IMS Board of Directors named Marygrace Elson, MD, MME, OB/GYN, Iowa City, as their selection to stand for President-Elect of the IMS. Dr. Elson currently serves as Chair of the IMS Board of Directors. If formally elected by the Board at the IMS Annual Conference, Taking Charge of Change in Medicine It's Your Business, April 27-28 in Des Moines, Dr. Elson will serve as president-elect until April 2019, when she will be elevated to President.

Dr. Elson has practiced at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for more than 17 years as a OB/GYN and OB/GYN Residency Program Director. She earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine – Rockford, and completed residency training at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison.

“I have advocated both in Washington D.C. and Des Moines at the statehouse for physician and patient issues. I am particularly interested in issues of healthcare access, funding of graduate medical education, and opposing legislative interference in the practice of medicine.”

“Iowa Medical Society is the voice for all of Iowa’s physicians, regardless of specialty. IMS advocates for you in the state house as well as our nation’s Capital regarding issues which impact all Iowa physicians. If you haven’t been in the habit of reading the updates that IMS sends to your email, I urge you to open these up and read about the good work IMS is doing that impacts your day-to-day practice and the health of your patients. I especially urge you to do this during the legislative session. From meaningful tort reform such as the
Candor legislation, to the recent victory of commercial telehealth parity, our organization needs YOU to stay informed and engaged, to contact your legislators about matters impacting your practice and your patients.” Click here to read the full text of Dr. Elson’s full personal statement.

Opportunity for Member Feedback

Pursuant to Chapter VI, Section 8 of the IMS Bylaws, “The Board of Directors will communicate its intended selection of the President-Elect to the membership, which shall have 14 days to provide feedback to the Board of Directors.”

If you wish to provide feedback on the selection of Marygrace Elson, MD, MME, to serve as IMS President-Elect, please reply here. Your comments will be evaluated and presented to the Board of Directors. All comments must be received by close of business on Monday, April 23.

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