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Dr. Allen Perkins, professor and chair of family medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was recently elected president of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Founded in 1949, the AAFP has over 800 active family-physician members as well as more than 350 student and family medicine residents. Headquartered in Montgomery, their primary mission is to provide educational programming for their members, as well as to represent family physicians and their patients in the legislative, regulatory, and public arenas.
Dr. Perkins has been a member of the USA College of Medicine faculty for 19 years. During this time, he has been involved in many educational and clinical facets of the USA Health System, including serving as director of the family medicine residency program and as medical director for the USA Family Medicine Center.
He currently serves as the president of Alabama Rural Health Association. He is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also the program chair for the 2013 Association of Family Medicine Departments annual meeting in New Orleans, La.
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