Kenneth Elmassian, DO, Elected President-elect of Michigan State Medical Society
Jun 8, 2012 1:00 AMEAST LANSING – Kenneth Elmassian, DO, an East Lansing anesthesiologist, was elected President-elect of the Michigan State Medical Society during the 147th annual meeting of the MSMS House of Delegates on April 28 in Dearborn.
Doctor Elmassian, a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, will serve a one-year term as President-elect.
“I am humbled and honored to represent the 16,000 physician members of the Michigan State Medical Society,” stated Doctor Elmassian. “Over the next year, I will support the efforts of our current president, John G. Bizon, MD, as well as the MSMS Board of Directors. In these times of tremendous change in health care, it’s more important than ever that physicians speak with one clear voice, for the protection of our patients and our profession.”
Doctor Elmassian serves on the MSMS Board of Directors Finance Committee and the MSMS Committee on Federal Legislation. He also is a member of the Michigan Doctors’ Political Action Committee, and serves on the Ingham County Medical Society Board of Directors.
Doctor Elmassian is past co-chief of staff at McLaren – Greater Lansing Hospital (formerly Ingham Regional Medical Center) and immediate past director of Cardiac Anesthesiology. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, is Past President of the Ingham County Medical Society, Immediate Past President of the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists, and is a member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association.
The Michigan State Medical Society is the statewide professional association of 16,000 physicians in Michigan affiliated with the American Medical Association. Physician policies on various issues involving public health, health care delivery and medical ethics are set at the annual MSMS House of Delegates meeting.