Phillip E. Ward, D.P.M., was named president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Board of Trustees at the 95th Annual House of Delegates meeting at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Ward practices podiatric medicine in Durham, NC, and will serve as the chief representative of APMA’s more than 12,500 podiatrist members across the country. He was installed as president by his daughter and APMA member Meredith L. Ward, D.P.M.’14, marking the first time an APMA member was installed by his or her daughter.
“I am honored to assume the role of APMA president, especially in light of the unprecedented current health care environment,” said Ward. “I pledge to continue to work tirelessly for today’s and tomorrow’s podiatrists in my role as president, advocating for and promoting our members as the physicians, surgeons and specialists that we are.”
Ward has served on the APMA Board of Trustees since 2004, while continuing to help expand scope-of-practice laws in both North and South Carolina. He has served on 11 different committees, including the Legislative and Health Policy Committees.