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Marshfield physician chosen
as Society president-elect

Release Date: April 15, 2013
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

MADISON – Wisconsin Medical Society members elected Richard A. Dart, MD, of Marshfield president-elect during the Society’s Annual Meeting at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on April 13-14. A nephrologist at Marshfield Clinic from 1973 to 2007, Dr. Dart has served as a member of the Society’s Board of Directors and in several other leadership roles during his 40-year tenure with the Society.

Doctor Dart is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Hypertension and American Heart Association’s Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Since his retirement in 2007, he has been an Emeritus Research Clinician with the Center for Human Genetics of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation.

A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Dart trained in both internal medicine and the subspecialty of hypertension and nephrology at the Cleveland Clinic. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Marshfield Campus and serves as an attending physician at the St. Vincent Free Clinic in Marshfield. In addition, he has served as a site principal investigator for numerous clinical trials and has been an author, co-author or contributing author on 70 publications and abstracts.

In 2014, Dr. Dart will succeed Timothy McAvoy, MD, who was sworn in as the Society’s 162nd president on April 13. 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 more than 12,000 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.