SAN FRANCISCO--October 15 2007--Jason S. Schneider, MD, of Atlanta, Georgia, has been elected President of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). Dr. Schneider succeeds Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, of Chicago, Illinois.
A lot of work is needed to improve the health and wellness of LGBT patients and healthcare professionals, particularly within mainstream institutions, said Dr. Schneider. But many of these institutions are starting to see the light, and GLMAs strong relationships with them are giving us a unique opportunity to help them learn how to better serve our community.
Dr. Schneider, who specializes in Internal Medicine, is Assistant Professor at Emory Universitys School of Medicine and practices at Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta, a public hospital that serves mostly indigent patients. Dr. Schneider received his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Emory.
Im proud of the impact GLMA has made in the last couple of years, said Dr. Garofalo. And I cant think of anyone better than Dr. Schneider to lead us forward.
Rebecca Allison, MD, was named President Elect, to succeed Dr. Schneider. Dr. Allison, a cardiologist practicing in Phoenix, Arizona, will become GLMAs first transgender President. Tamar Carmel of Chicago, IL, also joins the board, as Student Representative.