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Madison physician chosen as Society president-elect

Release Date: April 13, 2011
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

Madison, Wis. (April 13, 2011) – Tosha B. Wetterneck, MD, MS, FACP, of Madison was elected president-elect of the Wisconsin Medical Society during the Society’s Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Convention Center on April 8.

Doctor Wetterneck is a general internist and hospitalist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, and an associate professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Dr. Wetterneck has served in numerous Society leadership roles since she began her medical training. She also holds a master’s degree in population health sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“What an honor and privilege you have bestowed upon me,” Dr. Wetterneck said after her selection as president-elect. “I love being a physician and one reason why is my ability, through involvement in organized medicine, to advocate for high-quality and safe care for patients and our ability as physicians to deliver this care.”

Since 2005, Dr. Wetterneck has served on the Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors, and she previously served on the Society’s Policy Panel, Membership Committee, Nominating Committee, Professionalism Task Force and Health Care Reform Task Force.

In 2012, Dr. Wetterneck will succeed George M. Lange, MD, FACP, who was sworn in as the Society’s 158th president on April 8, 2011. Until then, she will continue her active role in the Society.

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.