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May 22, 2018 - USA Alumnus Named President-Elect of State Medical Association

IMG_1863.jpgDr. John S. Meigs, University of South Alabama College of Medicine alumnus, recently was named president-elect of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. Dr. Meigs also serves on the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners.

“The Association welcomes Dr. Meigs’ continued service on the Board of Censors as president-elect,” Executive Director Mark Jackson said. “His medical experience, as well as his civic-mindedness and sense of compassion brings a strong perspective to the board. It is a genuine pleasure to work with such a leader in the medical community.”

Dr. Meigs received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency training in family medicine with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Selma Family Practice Residency Program.

He is a diplomate with the American Board of Family Medicine. He is also a past president and former board chair of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians; a fellow, former speaker, a past president and current board chair with the American Academy of Family Physicians; and member of the American Medical Association. With the Medical Association, Dr. Meigs has served as a delegate, counselor, life counselor, speaker of the House of Delegates, and on numerous committees.

In 2014, Dr. Meigs received the high honor of being elected to the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame, which recognized those persons, living or deceased, who have made outstanding contributions to, or rendered exemplary service for health care in the State of Alabama.

Dedicated to giving back to his community, Dr. Meigs has served as a clinical professor at The University of Alabama College of Community and Health Science and a clinical professor at University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine. Additionally, he was named 2004 Bibb County Citizen of the Year by the Kiwanis Club. He has also served as president of Distinguished Young Women of Bibb County, team physician for Bibb County High School, and a member of Brent Civitan Club.

Dr. Meigs has been a member of the Bibb County Medical Society and the Medical Association since 1982.

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