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  • Nestor A. Ramirez, M.D., MPH, Champaign, was inaugurated president of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) during its 2017 annual meeting.

    Dr. Ramirez is board certified in pediatrics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has an academic appointment as a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

    Active in ISMS since 1986, Dr. Ramirez serves on its Executive Committee, previously chaired the International Medical Graduate Section Governing Council, the Council on Economics and the Governmental Affairs Committee.  He also served as a member of the Council on Education and Health Workforce. He is a member of the American Medical Association and represents ISMS to the AMA as an Illinois delegate. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Champaign County Medical Society.

    Dr. Ramirez earned his medical degree from Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá, Colombia. He completed his internship at Saint Ignatius University Hospital in Bogotá, Colombia and his residency at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and University of Tennessee/Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. 

    Dr. Ramirez’s term as president runs through April 2018.

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