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Gopal H. Badlani, MD (Secretary); Thomas F. Stringer, MD, FACS (Treasurer); Arthur L. “Bud” Burnett, II, MD, MBA, FACS;
Sanford J. Siegel, MD; Mary Ann Lynn Stothers, MD, MHSc;
Larry Lipshultz, MD; Joseph A. Smith, MD; Jay G. Baitler;
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Public Education Council

Brian R. Stork, MD (Chair);

Timothy D. Averch, MD, FACS; Ahmad H. Bani Hani, MD, FACS, FAAP; Elizabeth Timbrook Brown, MD, MPH, FACS; Kelly A. Healy, MD, FACS; Stanton C. Honig, MD; Brian Keith McNeil, MD, MBA, FACS; Kevin T. McVary, MD, FACS; Akanksha Mehta, MD, MS; Amanda C. North, MD; Benjamin T. Ristau, MD, MHA; Courtney Rowe, MD; Suzette E. Sutherland, MD, MS, FPMRS; Ana Tomšić, MPH, CHES

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