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.
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Board of Directors
Lee Ann Kelley, MD
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 2020.
Our goals for 2020 are to:
Re-energize our membership base
Increase the value of membership
Increase the number of physician members
Increase revenue from business services
Produce four high-quality Arizona Physician magazines
Throughout over 26 years of practicing medicine, I have become an entrepreneur and took many risks to improve the quality of clinical trials and its impact on medicine. As President of MCMS, I want to showcase the amazing work of physicians in the Valley of the Sun. I continue to fight for the unique role physicians play in the care of patients. Physicians care deeply for our patients and the populations we serve. We joined medicine to help others and to create a healthier society for ourselves, our neighbors and families, and the next generation.
I joined MCMS in 2013, in order to network with fellow physicians, learn from others, and get tips for how to run a private practice. As medicine in Maricopa County has shifted away from private practice and toward physicians being employed, there is a greater need for community among physicians. MCMS is where doctors come together. We are a strong, collective physician voice. I urge you to become a member and recruit colleagues through our Refer-a-Physician program.
Lee Ann Kelley, MD
Ricardo Correa, MD
John F. Prater, MD
Shane M. Daley, MD
May Mohty, MD
Immediate Past President
Karyne Vinales, MD
Brenda LaTowskey, MD
Gerald Golner, MD
Morgan Reeve, OMS III
Medical Student Representative
John E. McElligott serves as Executive Director of the Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS).
From 2006 to 2008, John worked for the Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix. From 2008 to 2019, he worked in organizations based in Washington, DC. John was Deputy Executive Director of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service, advocating for men and women of the world’s only uniformed service dedicated to public health. He also worked at the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.
An elected member of Delta Omega, the national honorary society in public health, John earned the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
A graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, John served in the Peace Corps in both Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar. He was a Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow and earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona.
John is an officer in the Army Reserve and assigned to the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Buckeye. John and his wife Leslie live in Phoenix.