• President's Corner

    Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP

    The American Academy of Family Physicians has been a significant part of my life. I have been a member for nearly 25 years. I have grown as a leader, advocate, and physician thanks to the AAFP. As I begin my term as president, I remain committed to strengthening primary care by encouraging our members to be change agents in their communities and throughout the health care system, by advocating for better health care policies and payment, and by emphasizing the importance of physician well-being.


    Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP,  serves as founding chair and professor of family medicine for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York, and senior vice president and chair of the family medicine service line for Northwell Health. In this role, she oversees four family medicine residency programs, three fellowships, with more than 100 residents, 380 medical students and 500 family physicians spread across 23 hospitals.

     

     

    Help Me Urge Congress to Stop Jan. 1 Pay Cut and Reduce Burdens

    The Academy, as part of a strong, unified bloc of medical and specialty organizations, is helping to lead a “week of action” to resolve this payment crisis. We started with a Dec. 5 letter, signed by more than 100 groups, calling on House and Senate leaders to swiftly pass legislation restoring 4.5% to the conversion factor.


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