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Madison area physicians elected to Society leadership positions

Release Date: April 27, 2012
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

Madison — The Wisconsin Medical Society’s House of Delegates confirmed the elections of the following Madison area physicians and medical student to leadership positions at its Annual Meeting April 20-21.

  • Molli Rolli, MD, of Madison was elected to a one-year term as Chair of the Society’s Board of Directors. A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Rolli is medical director at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison.

 

  • Jacob Behrens, MD, of Madison was elected to a one-year term on the Board representing the Resident Fellow Section. He is a resident with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

 

  • Jay A. Gold, MD, JD, of Madison was re-elected to a three-year term on the Board. Doctor Gold is senior vice president and chief medical officer for MetaStar, a health care quality improvement organization in Madison.

 

  • Jerry Halverson, MD, of Fitchburg was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors. Board-certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Halverson cares for patients at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc and Madison.

 

  • Wendy Molaska, MD, of Platteville was elected to a three-year term on the Society’s Board of Directors. A family medicine physician, Dr. Molaska cares for patients at Dean Clinic-Platteville and Southwest Health Center.

 

  • David C. Murdy, MD, MBA, of Janesville was re-elected to the Board. An internal medicine physician, Dr. Murdy cares for patients at Dean Clinic – Janesville East.

 

  • Lynn Stiff of Combined Locks was elected to a one-year term on the Board representing the Medical Student Section. She is a student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

 

  • Michael Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA, of Madison was re-elected to a two-year term as vice speaker of the House of Delegates. Doctor Miller is medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc.

 

  • Paul A. Wertsch, MD, of Madison was re-elected to a two-year term as a delegate to the American Medical Association. A family medicine physician, Dr. Wertsch cares for patients at Wildwood Family Clinic.

 

Doctors Gold, Halverson, Molaska, Murdy and Rolli all serve as representatives of District 2, which includes Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, Richland, Rock and Sauk counties.

Tosha B. Wetterneck, MD, MS, FACP, of Madison also was inaugurated as the Society’s 161st president and Timothy G. McAvoy, MD, of Elm Grove was elected president-elect. Doctor McAvoy is an internal medicine physician in private practice in Waukesha. 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.