UAMS’ Marsh Named President of National Medical Organization

By Nate Hinkel

Marsh, Nolan Professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine, has been active in APM since 2004 and has served on its board of directors since 2010 and as treasurer since July 2013. He will serve as president of the organization after a one-year term as president-elect, which begins July 1. He will then serve as past-president for a year.

“It is a privilege to serve as president-elect and subsequently president of APM,” Marsh said. “This will provide a distinct opportunity for me to help shape how we train physicians in the U.S. and Canada, how we advance the science of medicine and how we can improve health and health care.”

During his three-year term, Marsh also will serve on the board of Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, an umbrella organization of APM.

Marsh received his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Harvard University, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he later served as director of the cardiology fellowship program for 13 years. In 1980 he joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School and ultimately served as associate professor. In 1993, he served as professor of medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he was appointed director of the division of cardiology and associate chairman of the department of internal medicine. In 2004, he was recruited to the UAMS College of Medicine as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

APM is a professional organization of departments of internal medicine represented by chairs and appointed leaders at medical schools and affiliated teaching hospitals. Its members include medical professionals from 140 medical schools in the U.S. and Canada.

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