Ethics & Medical Legal Affairs


To safeguard the highest ethical and moral standards in the delivery of health care in Minnesota and to champion professionalism in medicine.


  • Address issues that deal with the legal, ethical and moral aspects of medical practice.
  • Monitor the issues and activities of the state body responsible for the competency and discipline of Minnesota physicians (Board of Medical Practice).
  • Develop and support activities that enhance the role of professionalism in the practice of medicine.
  • Monitor and address legislative, regulatory, and judicial activities related to the ethical, moral, and legal delivery of health care.
  • Educate Minnesota physician about ethical, moral, and legal issues.
  • Communicate relevant issues to the Board of Trustees and MMA membership.

Upcoming Meetings

  • August 28, 2019
  • October 30, 2019

Meeting Minutes


  • Ernest Lampe, MD – Chair
  • Christopher Burkle, MD
  • Devon Callahan, MD
  • Robert Koshnick, MD
  • June LaValleur, MD
  • Lisa Mattson, MD
  • Charles O’Hare, MD
  • David Plimpton, MD
  • Neel Shah, MBChB
  • Robert Sloan, MD
  • Sarah Traxler, FACOG, MD
  • Craig Walvatne, MD
  • Emily Sadecki (Student representative)
  • Kabeer Shah (Resident Fellow representative)
  • Hannah Giunta, PhD, DO (Resident Fellow alternate)
  • Kate Hanson (Student alternate)