— Bio —
Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Denver, having served as speaker of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates from 2007 to 2011, became the 167th president of the AMA in June 2012. He is a past president of the Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Psychiatric Society and the Arapahoe County Medical Society.
Dr. Lazarus’ experience in both psychiatry and private practice has enabled him to serve as an effective advocate in organized medicine. He has been one of the AMA’s chief spokespersons on the uninsured and is the AMA’s representative to the Joining Forces initiative, a program of the nation’s first lady that assists veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and post-combat depression.
A distinguished fellow and past speaker of the assembly of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Dr. Lazarus is the author of numerous publications on ethics, economics and managed care issues. His newest book is Entering Private Practice: A Handbook for Psychiatrists.