Huntsville Physician Named President of State Medical Association

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Posted 5/25/21

Huntsville physician Aruna Thotakura Arora, M.D., M.P.H., was named president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama during the Association’s Annual Meeting and Business Session in …

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Huntsville Physician Named President of State Medical Association

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Huntsville physician Aruna Thotakura Arora, M.D., M.P.H., was named president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama during the Association’s Annual Meeting and Business Session in April. Dr. Arora previously served the Association as President-Elect. “The Association welcomes Dr. Arora’s continued service to the Board of Censors as President,” Executive Director Mark Jackson said. “Her medical experience, as well as her civic-mindedness and sense of compassion brings a strong perspective to the Board. It has been a genuine pleasure getting to know and work with such a leader in the medical community.” Dr. Arora is board-certified in Neuromuscular Medicine and serves as medical co-director of the ALS Clinic in North Alabama/Huntsville. She is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency in neurology at UAB before becoming a Fellow in Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Arora is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the Northeast ALS Consortium, and American Academy of Neurology, as well as a founding member of the Society of Women in Medicine. She is the 2018 recipient of the Eric. S. Obermann Humanitarian Award for her work in ALS. Dr. Arora has been a Board Member of the Madison County Medical Society since 2017 and currently serves as President. She also serves on the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. “Understanding specific health care needs of certain populations can help with the care of individual patients. My leadership in the Medical Association is focused on figuring out how we can take a group of like-minded people and develop a coherent strategy that can potentially impact the health care of all Alabamians,” she said.