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MMA Leaders

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Cindy F. Smith, M.D. President
Cindy F. Smith, MD is a dermatologist and practices at the Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar MN and at the University of Minnesota Physicians

Donald Jacobs, M.D., F.A.C.S. President-Elect
Donald M. Jacobs, MD, FACS, is the Chief of Clinical Operations for the Hennepin Healthcare System in Minneapolis.

Daniel Maddox, M.D. Immediate Past President
Dan Maddox, M.D., is an internist and allergist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

David C. Thorson, M.D. Chair, Board of Trustees Thorson is a board certified family physician with a CAQ in sports medicine who practices at Entira Family Clinics in St. Paul.

Robert K. Meiches, M.D. CEO Meiches, a Minneapolis physician who specializes in internal medicine and geriatrics, served as chair of the MMA Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2002.

Roy Yawn, M.D. Dr. Yawn, a geriatrician from Olmstead Medical Center, is the MMA's secretary/treasurer.

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MMA Fast Facts
  • The Minnesota Medical Association is a non-profit professional association representing 10,000 physicians, residents and medical students.
  • The association was founded in 1853 as the Minnesota Medical Society. In 1869, the Minnesota Medical Society reorganized as the Minnesota State Medical Society. Then, in 1903, the Minnesota State Medical Society changed its name to the Minnesota Medical Association.
  • In 1958, the MMA created a charitable foundation that focuses primarily on supporting the next generation of physicians with student loans.
  • The MMA launched the journal Minnesota Medicine in 1918.
  • The MMA successfully pushed for Minnesota’s Clean Indoor Air Act in 1975. It’s the first such law in the nation. In 2007, the MMA achieved its top public health priority with the passage of the Freedom to Breathe Act, which prohibits smoking in restaurants and bars.
  • The MMA advocated for the passage of the primary seat belt law in 2009. As a result, the state saved $45 million in avoided hospital costs and experienced 68 fewer deaths between 2009 and 2011.
  • Three members of the Mayo family have served as president: Two brothers (William James and Charles Horace) and their father (William Worrall).
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