The American Medical Association named Michael D. Maves, MD, MBA, as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer today. Dr. Maves will assume leadership of the nation’s oldest and largest physician’s group on January 15, 2002.

Dr. Maves, 53, brings extensive medical and association management experience to his new AMA post. He served as executive vice president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. (AAO-HNS) from 1994-1999. Most recently, he headed the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) in Washington, D.C.

“Dr. Maves is a proven leader who has distinguished himself across many fronts – academia, organized medicine and association management. The AMA is excited about the leadership and vision he will bring to our association,” said Timothy T. Flaherty, MD, chair, AMA Board of Trustees.

An active participant in organized medicine throughout his professional career, Dr. Maves has served as a specialty society representative and alternate delegate to the AMA House of Delegates as well as a governor of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). At the local level, he has served as a member of the board of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, a Councilor of the St. Louis Surgical Society, and a delegate to the Missouri State Medical Association.

Dr. Maves was a member of the initial AMA Resource-Based Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) and has testified before Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS, formerly HCFA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, he is a consultant to the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He currently co-chairs the medical/surgical panel of the CMS Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee and serves on its executive committee.

A clinically trained and board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Maves has distinguished himself in academic circles as well. He served as Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Louis University College of Medicine from 1988-1994. He has also held faculty appointments at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1984-1988) and Indiana University School of Medicine (1981-1984). Presently, he is adjunct professor at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and at the Georgetown University Medical Center, where he still practices part time.

During his tenure at AAO-HNS, Dr. Maves increased visibility in Washington for the 12,000-member physician group, establishing the association’s first political action committee. Under his leadership, AAO-HNS also increased external corporate funding and non-dues revenues.

At CHPA, a 120-year-old trade organization representing more than 200 U.S. manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines and dietary supplements, Dr. Maves improved both the group’s operational efficiency and financial reserves.

Dr. Maves is the author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and book chapters, and has lectured extensively on such topics as head-and-neck surgery, medical practice and medical economics.

Raised in Ohio, Dr. Maves received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and his medical degree from The Ohio State University. He received his MBA from the University of Iowa College of Business Administration. Dr. Maves is a former captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served in Europe. He and his wife Betsy have three children.