President, American Medical Association
Dr. Jack Resneck Jr., a nationally recognized leader in dermatology and health policy from the San Francisco Bay Area, is the 177th president of the American Medical Association. A passionate advocate for patients and physicians, Dr. Resneck’s is dedicated to improving both access to care and care delivery, as well as quality improvement and advancements to telemedicine and public health. Dr. Resneck has a long and decorated record of service in organized medicine, including as an AMA Trustee since 2014 and serving as AMA Board chair in 2018-2019. He is also a past president of the California Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and he is a longtime and influential member of the California Medical Association. In addition to his leadership with the AMA, Dr. Resneck serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, and previously chaired its Council of Government Affairs, Health Policy and Practice. He has been awarded numerous presidential citations, as well as its prestigious Clarence S. Livingood Award and Lectureship. He also is vice chair and professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and holds a joint appointment at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. While running a busy clinical practice in San Francisco, the Louisiana native has also helped modernize medical education and teaching by chairing the committee that oversees UCSF’s innovative medical school curriculum and directing the university’s dermatology residency program.