Dr. Ardis Hoven has been appointed president of the American Medical Association.
A former member of the medical staff at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Hoven will become the 168th president and only the third female president in the organization’s history.
An infectious disease specialist, she cared for patients at McDowell from 2007 to 2010. She is currently the medical director at Bluegrass Care Clinic in Lexington.
The AMA is the nation’s largest physician organization, and its mission is to promote the art and science of medicine for the betterment of the public health, to advance the interests of physicians and their patients, to promote public health, to lobby for legislation favorable to physicians and patients, and to raise money for medical education. It helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.