Percy Wootton, M.D.
President, American Medical Association
Percy Wootton, M.D., a private practitioner
of internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiology, became
president of the American Medical Association (AMA) in June 1997.
Dr. Wootton, who was president-elect of AMA in June 1996, has served
as a member of the AMA Board of Trustees since 1991. In addition
to his service to AMA, Dr. Wootton is a clinical professor of medicine
at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University,
a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a fellow of
the American College of Cardiology. An active participant in organized
medicine, Dr. Wootton has presided as president of the Richmond
Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Richmond
Area Heart Association, and the Virginia Heart Association. In
1996, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Medical
College of Virginia. Dr. Wootton earned his medical degree from
the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University,
where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.