Michael D. Maves, MD, MBA serves as Executive Vice President, CEO of the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physicians group. Prior to joining the AMA, he served as Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology –HNS (1994-1999). Previously, he headed the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) in Washington, D.C., a 120-year-old trade organization representing more than 200 U.S. manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines. Dr. Maves has served as a specialty society representative and alternate delegate to the AMA House of Delegates as well as a governor of the American College of Surgeons. A clinically trained and board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Maves has distinguished himself in academic circles as Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology – HNS at Saint Louis University College of Medicine (1988-1994). He has also held faculty appointments at the University of Iowa Hospitals (1984-1988) and Clinics and Indiana University School of Medicine (1981-1984). Presently, he is adjunct professor at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.