Dr. Leon McDougle Begins Term as President of the National Medical Association


As the National Medical Association celebrates 125 years as the oldest and largest collective voice for parity and justice for African American physicians, Dr. Leon McDougle, associate dean of Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, is installed as its 121st president.

McDougleLeonMcDougle, who is also chief diversity officer and professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, will champion the National Medical Association’s efforts to eliminate health disparities, improve access to care and increase diversity in medicine.

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