I am humbled and excited to serve as your AAFP president. We know that patients trust their family physicians above all others to deliver sound, unbiased, and reasonable advice. I want to thank each of you for the sacrifices you have made over the last two years to support our patients and practice. We must continue—and even expand—upon our calling to be the trusted, non-threatening source of medical knowledge. I look forward to working with each of you, our board of directors, Congress of Delegates, commissions, and AAFP staff to make significant progress on the issues important to our membership while ensuring that everyone knows that there is no better specialty than family medicine.
Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP, is a third-generation family physician in Deltaville, Virginia. He's practiced rural medicine for more than 20 years and currently serves as the physician practice director at Riverside Fishing Bay Family Practice in Deltaville. Dr. Ransone is also an assistant clinical professor of medicine and population health at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
We’re Integrating DEI Across Our Work
AAFP. DEI is an integral thread in everything the Academy does. It’s essential in helping medical students choose our specialty so every community in the nation has family physicians they can count on.