Massachusetts cardiologist elected to AMA board of trustees

Cardiologist Mario Motta, MD, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) board of trustees on June 12, a position which will allow him to help shape the organization’s advocacy efforts.

“Today’s physicians face a myriad of issues, from burnout to the exorbitant cost of medical education,” Motta said in an AMA release. “Our patients are challenged by the ever-escalating prices of medications. I have a proven record of activism, and I will be a strong, knowledgeable advocate both for patients and physicians.”

Motta has practiced at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, since 1983 and served as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2009-10. He has also been on the AMA Council of Science and Public Health for eight years.

The graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine is the lone cardiologist on the board. He is joined by colleagues in radiology, internal medicine, anesthesia, dermatology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.