Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: SCMA Member Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

src=/uploads/images/harmonforamaphoto.jpgCOLUMBIA – Today, the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician organization, announced the election of Gerald E. Harmon, MD, a family medicine specialist from Georgetown and SCMA member, to their Board of Trustees.
“Dr. Harmon truly exemplifies what it means to be a leader in organized medicine,” said Dr. Bruce Snyder, SCMA President. “Dr. Harmon’s talents and expertise have been true assets to both our organization and the state of South Carolina. The examples of his leadership are numerous and I am confident he will carry that leadership forward as a Trustee to the AMA.”

Dr. Harmon has been a benefit to our own organization as former president and chairman of the South Carolina Medical Association. He has been a delegate to the AMA House of Delegates for over 18 years, and is a member of the AMA Council on Medical Service. With this level of experience, his service and guidance to our organization on national issues has been invaluable.

“The SCMA and the South Carolina Delegation to the AMA could not be more proud of one of our very own—Dr. Gerald Harmon,” said Dr. Stephen Imbeau, SCMA Member and Chair to the South Carolina Delegation to the AMA. “He has worked tirelessly throughout his career to develop quality medical care in his community, our state, and across the nation--- this honor has been decades in the making.”

Dr. Harmon has been a family medicine specialist in Georgetown for more than 25 years. He is currently a clinical professor at two of our state’s medical schools where he has twice been named Community Educator of the Year by the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. He served as chief surgeon and Assistant Surgeon General before retiring from the National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. He served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Dr. Harmon completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed a residency training program in family medicine with the United States Air Force in Eglin AFB, FL.  When not busy practicing medicine, Dr. Harmon and his wife Linda enjoy spending time outdoors in their coastal hometown of Georgetown with their 3 married children and 7 grandchildren.
On the behalf of the South Carolina Medical Association, congratulations on this monumental achievement! We are proud of you Dr. Harmon!
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