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Lexington Physician Sworn in as President of American Medical Association

Lexington physician Steven J. Stack has been sworn in as president of the American Medical Association.

Stack is the second Lexington doctor to become president of the group in three years, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist at the University of Kentucky, was president from June 2013 to June 2014.

Stack, who will serve through June 2016, works at St. Joseph East and St. Joseph, Mount Sterling, and has been medical director of the emergency departments at both hospitals. He is 43, the youngest AMA president in 160 years.

The AMA also announced this week in Chicago during its annual meeting that Louisville physician Bruce A. Scott was elected vice speaker to the AMA's House of Delegates.