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Elm Grove physician chosen as Society president-elect

Release Date: April 21, 2012
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

MADISON – Timothy G. McAvoy, MD, of Elm Grove was elected president-elect of the Wisconsin Medical Society during the Society’s Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center April 20-21.

Doctor McAvoy is an internal medicine physician in private practice in Waukesha. He has served on the staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital since 1983 and is a member of the hospital’s Ethics Committee. He also serves as medical director for Brookfield Rehabilitation and Specialty Care and Sunny Hill Rehabilitation Center.

A graduate of New York Medical College, Dr. McAvoy has been an active member of the Wisconsin Medical Society since 1983, serving as a member of the Board of Directors from 1990 to 1999 and as a delegate to the Society’s House of Delegates since 1985. He has served on the Executive Committee for the Waukesha County Medical Society since 1984 and was the group’s president in 1991.

At the national level, Dr. McAvoy has served as a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) since 2006. In November 2010, he was elected vice chair of the AMA’s Private Practice Physicians’ Caucus.

In 2013, Dr. McAvoy will succeed Tosha B. Wetterneck, MD, MS, FACP, who was sworn in as the Society’s 161st president on April 20, 2012. Until then, he will serve on the Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee. The Society’s Board of Directors includes physicians from across Wisconsin as well as a student representative from each of the two medical schools in the state.

With nearly 12,500 members dedicated to the best interests of their patients, the Wisconsin Medical Society is the largest association of medical doctors in the state and a trusted source for health policy leadership since 1841.