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Peter Carmel, MD
Peter Carmel, MD

    Dr. Peter Carmel was elected president of the American Medical Association (AMA) in June 2010 in a rare run-off election, and takes office as the group's president in June 2011. Dr. Carmel is a pediatric neurosurgeon from Newark, New Jersey, who was first elected to the AMA board of trustees in June of 2002 and then re-elected in June of 2006. He has been a member of the AMA's House of Delegates since 1993, and has served on many of the organization's committees and as president of the AMA Foundation. 

    Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Carmel completed his medical training at the New York University School of Medicine and was a research associate at the National Institutes of Health. In 1994, Dr. Carmel moved to the New Jersey Medical School, where he is currently chairman of the department of neurological surgery and co-medical director of the Neurological Institute of New Jersey. He operates at the University Hospital in Newark. He has also served in numerous positions in both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

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