Press Release: Doctors for America Alumni Elected To National Academy of Medicine

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Doctors for America
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Washington, DC  20009-9997

Candy Tai
Digital Communications Strategist
Doctors for America
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WASHINGTON, D.C—October 21, 2021. Doctors for America congratulates DFA Founder, Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA and former DFA Executive Director, Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, on their election to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).  Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

“Drs. Murthy’s and Cohen’s legacy continues today as Doctors for America has a successful 12-year track record of training, organizing, and empowering individual physician-advocates to put patients over politics. With their early roots in DFA, they continue to demonstrate that DFA trained leaders change the health system for the better at the highest levels,” notes Krishnan Narasimhan, MD, President and Chair of Doctors for America’s Board of Directors.

The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to more than 2,200 and the number of international members to approximately 172.

The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. With their election, NAM members make a commitment to volunteer their service in National Academies activities.

About Doctors for America:

Doctors for America mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation. We are 20,000 physicians and medical students in all 50 states in representing all areas of specialization. Our impact areas focus on access to affordable care, community health and prevention, and health justice and equity.  DFA focuses solely on what is best for our patients, not on the business side of medicine, and does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical or medical device companies; which uniquely positions DFA as the organization that puts patients over politics and patients over profits. Find out more at and on Twitter @drsforamerica.



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