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.

Meet the 2022 Board of Directors

Please join me in congratulating the following physicians and medical student as members of the MCMS Board of Directors for 2022. I look forward to working with them to lead the medical society into the future.


My goals for 2022 are to:

  • Partner with organizations across the county to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion of physicians

  • Increase membership by underscoring to physicians across the county and state what MCMS can do with strength in numbers as a collective physician voice.

  • Better understand the needs of physicians and their practices.

  • Collaborate with other associations such as Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) and Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) as well as other physician-led organizations in Arizona to help shape policies affecting all physicians across the state. 

  • Host more in-person gatherings to create the strongest physician network in the region.


To achieve those goals, we need more MCMS members to get involved.


Anyone interested in helping MCMS to create the future of medicine in the valley should email me by clicking on the button to the right. Mention what you would like MCMS to offer for members.

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Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, FACP, FACE

Board President

Board Executive Committee

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Zaid Fadul, MD, FS, FAAFP





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Jane Lyons, MD


Board Directors


Kishlay Anand, MD, MS



Ann Cheri Foxx Leach, MD, D.ABA



Jay Arora, MD, MBA


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Anchit Mehrotra, MD



David Carfagno, DO, CAQSM


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Ruchir Patel, MD, FACP


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Christopher DeNapoles, MD


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Rahul S. Rishi, DO, FAAAAI, FACAAI


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Vishal Verma, MD, MBA, SFHM, FACP

Karyne Vinales, MD



Emma Schnuckle, MD

Resident & Fellow Director

Anirudh Singh, OMS-III

Medical Student Director

Become Involved - Join A Committee


Review policy issues affecting physicians across Arizona.


Create virtual and in person CME opportunities that help physicians.


Help MCMS create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive physician workforce.


Recruit and retain members for MCMS. Share ideas for member benefits.

Meet the MCMS Staff


John E. McElligott, MPH, CPH

Executive Director

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.


Alex Miles
Director of BME and Operations

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Sewit Ghermay

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Edward Araujo
Communications Coordinator

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Nayeli Guzman
Membership Coordinator