The Indiana State Medical Association has announced past president David Welsh, MD, MBA, was re-elected to the American Medical Association Council on Science and Public Health. He has also been named to the council’s executive committee.

Welsh is a practicing general surgeon affiliated with Margaret Mary Health in Batesville and Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. He has nearly 40 years of medical training. 

The AMA Council on Science and Public Health consists of 12 physicians who advise on policies through scientific evidence that can improve patient care, promote medical progress and enhance public health.

Welsh serves as chair of the AMA Organized Medical Staff Section Governing Council and is a past chair of the Joint Commission Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee. In 2014, Welsh represented the AMA at the World Medical Association Leadership and Advocacy meeting in Singapore.

Welsh has served as a governor of the American College of Surgeons, which honored his service with the Arthur Ellenberger Advocacy Award for Excellence in State Advocacy. He was elected president of the Indiana State Medical Association in 2008 and has also served on the ISMA Commission on Legislation and as chair of the Board of Trustees.

After graduating cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, Welsh earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency program at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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