BANGOR, Maine –Charles Pattavina MD, FACEP, medical director and chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, has been elected president of the Maine Medical Association.
The announcement was made at the MMA annual membership meeting Sept. 12, in Augusta. Dr. Pattavina’s term as president of the organization begins in September 2016.
Prior to joining St. Joseph Healthcare, Dr. Pattavina worked for more than 20 years in emergency medicine at Brown University, including 10 years as director and chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Miriam Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Brown.
He has served on the national board of the American College of Emergency Physicians. In 2010, Dr. Pattavina was the singular recipient of the ACEP’s James D. Mills Award for Outstanding Contributions to Emergency Medicine.
The MMA is composed of nearly 4,000 physicians, residents and medical students in Maine. Its mission is to support Maine physicians, advance the quality of medicine in Maine, and promote the health of all Maine citizens. It was founded in Brunswick, Maine in 1853.
The organization is one of 50 state medical societies that make up the American Medical Association.