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. MCMS owns its building in midtown Phoenix, runs businesses that support the medical community, and oversees a 501(c)(3) non-profit Academy of Medical Science of Maricopa County.

Board of Directors


John Prater, DO

Board President

Volunteer for a Committee

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:

  • Aggressively campaign to increase membership by underscoring what we can do with strength in numbers, and by pointing out the advantages of membership.

  • Collaborate more closely with ArMA and AOMA and other physician-led organizations in Arizona to address and challenge issues that adversely affect patient care and physician practices.

  • Promote complimentary CME programs co-sponsored by MCMS and our partners that will address common clinical issues confronting physicians.

  • Continue the MCMS community outreach program for physicians, patients, and public health entities to maintain the primary role of MCMS in supporting physicians who provide care in the community.

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Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD



Lee Ann Kelley, MD

Immediate Past President


Karyne Vinales, MD


Shane M. Daley, MD



Zaid Fadul, MD, FS, FAAFP

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Gerald Golner, MD, FAAP

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Jane Lyons, MD


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Anne Maiden-Hope, DO, FAAP


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Rahul S. Rishi, DO, FAAAAI, FACAAI


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Anchit Mehrotra, MD

Resident & Fellow Director

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Kristen Bolte, 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 E. McElligott, MPH, CPH

Executive Director


Alex Miles

Director of Operations

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Sewit Ghermay


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Edward Araujo

Communications Coordinator