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American Podiatric Medical Association CEO search completed

JDG and the APMA are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. James Christina, DPM as the association’s new Executive Director and CEO.

Dr. Christina has served APMA as director of Scientific Affairs since 2005.  Prior to joining the staff, he was a physician in private practice in Rockville, MD, for 20 years. He was chief of Podiatry at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, and a member of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA).  Dr. Christina served as president of MPMA from 1991–1993, and as an American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery-certified podiatrist, he was instrumental in achieving an expansion of the Maryland scope of practice for podiatrists to include ankle privileges.

He was a delegate to the APMA House of Delegates from 1992–2005, a member of APMA’s Coding Committee, a PAC coordinator, and a member of the APMAPAC Board of Directors.  Dr. Christina was president of the Maryland State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and a member of the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.  He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the American Public Health Association, The American Society of Association Executives, and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons.

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