American Medical Association (AMA)
Dr. Peter Carmel was inaugurated in June as the 166th president of the American Medical Association. Dr. Carmel has served on the AMA Board of Trustees since 2002 and has a distinguished record of service and leadership in organized medicine. He served on the Council on Long Range Planning and Development and chaired this influential advisory committee from 2006 to 2007. Dr. Carmel served as president of the AMA Foundation and is on the Foundation Board.
Dr. Carmel has served in numerous positions in both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). For 17 years, Dr. Carmel was a CNS representative in the House of Delegates, the AMA’s primary policy-making body. He received the AANS Distinguished Service Award 2008.
A committed researcher and advocate for neurological research, Dr. Carmel served as chairman of the National Coalition for Research in Neurological Disease and Stroke, and subsequently as chair of the National Foundation for Brain Research. In this capacity he helped launch the Decade of the Brain initiative. This initiative raised millions of dollars in new research money for neurological diseases and stroke.