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Physicians, medical students elected to leadership positions

Release Date: April 17, 2013
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

MADISON – More than a dozen physicians and medical students from across the state were elected to leadership positions with the Wisconsin Medical Society during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Madison April 13 and 14. Timothy G. McAvoy, MD, of Elm Grove was inaugurated as the Society’s 162nd president, and Richard A. Dart, MD, of Marshfield was elected president-elect.

Doctor McAvoy, an internal medicine physician in private practice, succeeds Tosha B. Wetterneck, MD, MS, FACP, of Madison. A retired nephrologist, Dr. Dart will succeed Dr. McAvoy in 2014.

Several other physicians were elected to Society leadership positions, including Thomas Derrig, MD, who was elected treasurer, and Charles J. Rainey, MD, JD, who was re-elected Speaker of the House of Delegates. A general surgeon with Aurora Wilkinson Group in Summit, Dr. Derrig also has a master’s degree in medical management from Tulane University. Doctor Rainey is a forensic psychiatrist in private practice in the Milwaukee area.

In addition, Molli Rolli, MD, of Madison was re-elected to a one-year term as Board Chair and Barbara Hummel, MD, of West Allis was re-elected to a one-year term as Vice Chair. Doctor Hummel also was re-elected to her third three-year term as a Board member. The following also were elected to the Board of Directors:

  • Noel Deep, MD, of Antigo is an internal medicine physician with Aspirus General Clinic–Antigo. He was re-elected to a three-year term.
  • Steven Driggers, MD, of Manitowoc is a family medicine and emergency medicine physician elected to a three-year term on the Board. Doctor Driggers is chief medical officer/chief of clinical operations for Holy Family Memorial Medical Center.
  • Yakub Ellias, MD, of Marshfield is a family physician with Marshfield Clinic. Doctor Ellias was elected to a three-year term.
  • Erik A. Gundersen, MD, MS, FAAFP, of La Crosse is a family medicine physician with Gundersen Lutheran–Onalaska. He was re-elected to a three-year term.
  • Andrea C. Hillerud, MD, of Eau Claire is a family medicine physician with Marshfield Clinic. She was re-elected to a three-year term.
  • David Hoffmann, MD, of Mauston is a family medicine physician and geriatrician with Mile Bluff Medical Center. He was elected to a three-year term.
  • Angela Janis, MD, of Madison is a psychiatrist at Dean Clinic-Janesville East and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was elected to a three-year term.
  • Mark Kehrberg, MD, MS, of Oshkosh was elected to a one-year term. A pediatrician, Dr. Kehrberg also is senior vice president and chief medical officer with Affinity Health System.
  • Mark Kraemer of Madison, a medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was elected to a one-year term.
  • Jonathan S. Kurman, MD, MBA, of Milwaukee is an internal medicine resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was elected to a one-year term.
  • Thomas Luetzow, MD, of Watertown is a family medicine and emergency medicine physician and former Society president. Doctor Luetzow was elected to a three-year term.
  • Anselmo “Mo” Nunez, MD, MBA, of Menomonee Falls is a senior vice president with Aurora Medical Group. He was elected to a three-year term.
  • Jessica Peterson of Milwaukee, a medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was elected to a one-year term.
  • Nicky Plementosh, MD, of De Pere is an obstetrician/gynecologist with Women’s Health Care Ob-Gyn in Green Bay. She was re-elected to a three-year term.
  • Philip Redlich, MD, PhD, of Milwaukee, was re-elected to a one-year term. A general surgeon, Dr. Redlich is the Gerald L. Schmitz, MD Professor in the Department of Surgery and the associate dean for curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Julie Schuller, MD, MPH, MBA, of Milwaukee is an internal medicine physician elected to a three-year term. Doctor Schuller is executive vice president and vice president of clinical affairs at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Milwaukee.

 
The House of Delegates also elected Michael M. Miller, MD, of Madison and Drs. McAvoy and Rainey as delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA). George M., Lange, MD, FACP, of River Hills, Claudia Reardon, MD, of Madison and Drs. Hillerud, Hummel and Wetterneck were elected alternate delegates to the AMA.

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