Utah Doctor to Head American Medical Assoc.

Utah Doctor to Head American Medical Assoc.

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(Undated-AP) -- A Utah doctor has been named president of the American Medical Association.

Doctor John C. Nelson, a Salt Lake City obstetrician and gynecologist, accepted the leadership position of the country's premier medical association at a ceremony on June 17. He is expected to become president of the organization next year.

Nelson was first elected to the A-M-A Board of Trustees in 1994, and re-elected for second and third terms in 1997 and 2001.

John Nelson says his father provided him with inspiration and an outstanding example of what it means to be a physician.

Nelson is the son of Dean S. Nelson, who received the first O-B/G-Y-N certification in Utah in 1952. He practiced in Ogden for 30 years.

As for today, Nelson says health car in Utah is "as good as it gets."

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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