FP Stephen Permut, M.D., J.D., of Philadelphia, was elected to the AMA Board of Trustees during this year's annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, June 12-16 in Chicago. He will serve a four-year term.
According to a June 15 AMA news release, Permut has been a member of the AMA house for 18 years. He has served on the AMA Board Task Force on Quality, Safety and Electronic Health Records and the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. He also has chaired the AMA Council on Legislation.
Permut is a past president of the Medical Society of Delaware. He has worked with the Delaware legislature to protect the state's medical liability reform laws and to revise the state's Medical Practices Act, the release says.
In addition to maintaining a medical practice in Philadelphia, Permut is a professor and chair of the department of family and community medicine and assistant dean for academic affiliations at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia.
Permut is an AAFP Fellow and a former member of the AAFP Commission on Membership and Member Services.