Roswell anesthesiologist installed as MAG's 162nd president
Steven M. Walsh, M.D., was sworn into office as the president of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) during a ceremony that took place in conjunction with the organization’s 162nd House of Delegates meeting in Savannah on October 15.
The Roswell anesthesiologist says that, “I am genuinely honored and excited to be given the opportunity to serve as an advocate for my patients, my profession, and my community.”
He told his fellow physicians and guests that, “During my one-year term as president, I will maintain MAG’s efforts to oppose the pending mega health insurer mergers, I will fight for larger and more transparent health insurance networks, and I will take steps to provide our member physicians with information that will help them run successful and sustainable practices.”
Dr. Walsh stressed that, “Of course, the ultimate objective – the reason we are here – is to ensure that every Georgian has reasonable access to physicians in every specialty.”
In addition to his role as MAG’s president, Dr. Walsh will lead an advisory group that will oversee HealtheParadigm – which is a “new, physician-led health IT solution that MAG endorses that will enable physicians to generate sophisticated patient data reports they can use to improve patient outcomes and fulfill the new merit-based payer metrics.”
Dr. Walsh is a founding and managing partner of North Fulton Anesthesia Associates, P.C. – and he has been a board-certified anesthesiologist for more than 30 years. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. It is also worth noting that Dr. Walsh is a member of a volunteer surgical team that cares for needy patients in Guatemala.
Dr. Walsh resides in Roswell with his wife, Jane Walsh.