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Fulton County Health Director Elected to AMA Board of Trustees | Print |

Patrice A Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA). 

 “My vision for our AMA is physicians working together for a healthier future, a healthier practice environment, a healthier population and a healthier collaboration within the federation of medicine,” said Dr. Harris.  “I look forward to serving the AMA as a member of the board of trustees.”

Dr. Harris joined Fulton County in 2005 as Medical Director of the Department of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases before accepting the role of Director of Health Services.  As Director of Health Services, she is responsible for the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

A licensed psychiatrist, she has been active in organized medicine for her entire career.  Dr. Harris served as a member of the AMA Women Physicians Congress and was chair of the AMA Council on Legislation.  She has served on the board and as president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association and on the Medical Association of Georgia’s Council on Legislation and Committee on Constitution and By-laws.  Additionally, she is the founding president of the Georgia Psychiatry political action committee.

Dr. Harris received her medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed a psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.

We congratulate Dr. Harris on her appointment to the AMA Board of Trustees, stated Fulton County Manager Zachary L. Williams. We know that she will serve in this capacity with the same level of dedication and commitment that she exhibits serving the citizens of Fulton County.”


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