Two Physicians With Academic Ties Chosen to Lead the National Medical Association

The National Medical Association was founded in 1895 to represent the interests of African-American physicians. At its recent annual convention in Orlando, Florida, Leonard Weather Jr. was installed as the association’s 111th president. Dr. Weather is director of the Omni Fertility and Laser Institute and clinical professor at Xavier University. A native of Utica, New York, Dr. Weather is a graduate of the Howard University College of Pharmacy and Rush Medical College in Chicago.

Cedric M. Bright was named president-elect of the National Medical Association. He will assume office at next year’s annual convention. Dr. Bright is an internist and serves as associate professor of clinical medicine at the Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Bright completed his medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.