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Fitchburg physician elected Society president-elect

Release Date: April 8, 2014
Contact: Kendi Parvin - 608.442.3748 kendi.parvin@wismed.org

MADISON (April 7) – Wisconsin Medical Society members elected Jerry Halverson, MD, of Fitchburg, president-elect during the Society’s Annual Meeting at the KI Center in Green Bay April 5-6.

A board-certified psychiatrist with added certification in Psychosomatic Medicine, Dr. Halverson is the medical director of adult services at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc. He has been a member of the Society’s Board of Directors since 2010, has chaired the Society’s Council on Legislation, and has served as a delegate to the Society’s House of Delegates and as an AMA Delegate for the American Psychiatric Association.

Doctor Halverson has an interest in improving public health, health care quality and health care access at both the local and national levels. He recently was appointed to the City of Madison and Dane County combined Board of Health. He has been elected to leadership positions in the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association and is currently president. He also serves on the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Advocacy and Government Relations, where he helps to develop its advocacy goals. Recently, Dr. Halverson was honored for his leadership and advocacy by the Wisconsin Alumni Association with a “Forward Under 40” award. He also has received an Early Career Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation and the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Young Physician Leadership Award from the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), Dr. Halverson is a clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry at the UWSMPH and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is past president of the Dane County Medical Society and currently holds dual membership in both the Dane County and Waukesha County Medical Societies.

In 2015, Dr. Halverson will succeed Richard A. Dart, MD, who was sworn in as the Society’s 163rd president on April 5.

“I am excited and proud to support Dr. Dart in his presidency and I look forward to representing the physicians of Wisconsin, and their excellent high quality work, across the state and the nation,” said Dr. Halverson upon his election.