Our Mission

The mission of Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS) is to promote excellence in the quality of care and the health of the community, and to represent and serve its members by acting as a strong, collective physician voice.


In fulfilling this Mission, MCMS will initiate, respond to, and implement efforts through which professionalism in medicine is enhanced; the ethics of medicine are fostered and preserved; the patient's rights and choice are supported; and quality practice of medicine is preserved. 

More about our History

Board of Directors

John Prater, DO

Board President

Welcome to the Maricopa County Medical Society!

It is with great pleasure that I serve as the President of the Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS) for 2021. Our goals are to:

  • Produce a strategic plan

  • Generate excitement for member involvement

  • Produce programs of value to physicians

  • Recruit more practicing physicians to join MCMS

  • Increase revenue from business services

  • Partner with other medical organizations to advocate for physicians

Ricardo Correa, MD


Lee Ann Kelley, MD

Immediate Past President

Karyne Vinales, MD


Ricardo Correa, MD

President Elect

Shane M. Daley, MD


Brenda LaTowsky, MD


Gerald Golner, MD


Anchit Mehrotra, MD

Resident & Fellow Director

Morgan Reeve, OMS-IV

Medical Student Director

MCMS Staff

John E. McElligott serves as Executive Director of MCMS. 


Previously, John worked for the Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service in Washington, DC.

A graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, John served in the Peace Corps in both Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar. He earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona.


John is an officer in the Army Reserve. John and his wife Leslie live in Phoenix.


John McElligott, MPH, CPH

Executive Director

Alex Miles

Director of Operations

Sewit Ghermay


Edward Araujo

Shirley-Ann Hart

Membership Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

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Phoenix, AZ 85004
Main Office: (602) 252-2015
Referral Line: (602) 252-2844
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