“Congrats to Dr. Sternberg for these important local positions that reflect both respect for him as a prominent local physician and his extensive history of service to our professional community,” said Edward A. Panacek, M.D., M.P.H.
By Lindsay Hughes
Michael Sternberg, M.D., recently was appointed to two medical leadership positions in Mobile. He is an emergency medicine physician at USA Health University Hospital and serves as a professor and director of medical education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine.
Sternberg was elected chairman of the Mobile County Board of Health, which meets monthly to review Mobile County Health Department activities and to provide guidance to Alabama’s oldest public health agency.
He also was appointed vice president of the Mobile County Medical Society, of which he has been a member since 1992. Comprised of physicians practicing medicine in Mobile County, the society’s purpose is to promote and develop the science of medicine, conserve and protect public health, and promote the betterment of the medical profession.
“It is an honor to serve alongside the most dedicated physicians in Mobile. I think it is important for physicians to get involved in medical societies to promote quality care for our patients,” said Sternberg, who has held positions in the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and is a past president and long-term board member of the Alabama chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
“Congrats to Dr. Sternberg for these important local positions that reflect both respect for him as a prominent local physician and his extensive history of service to our professional community,” said Edward A. Panacek, M.D., M.P.H., professor and chair of emergency medicine at the Whiddon College of Medicine.
Sternberg earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed residency training at USA before joining the emergency medicine faculty at the Whiddon College of Medicine in 1992. He is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine.