April 06, 2023
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News for Academy Members and the Cincinnati Medical Community

If our theme for March was Member Appreciation, the theme for April must be Action because the Academy is not short of it this month. In this News Brief, read about just a few of the programs and initiatives we have been working on:

  • The introduction of new Academy Committees - get involved and make a difference
  • Our newly elected Academy President for 2024-2025
  • The introduction of Academy-supported House Bill 130 which proposes to create a prior authorization Gold Card program for Ohio healthcare providers
  • Our 166th Annual Meeting & Awards coming up on the evening of Thursday, May 4th at Cooper Creek Event Center. Reserve your seat now before the early bird rate expires!
  • and much more

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Jessica Sellar
Executive Director
Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati

Following our March election, The Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce Joseph Cheng, MD, MS as President-Elect 2023-2024. Dr. Cheng's role as President-Elect will officially commence following the Annual Meeting on May 4th, where he will be inducted alongside 2023-2024 Academy President Barry Brook, MD.

A Message from Joseph Cheng, MD, MS

The Academy of Medicine has such a strong foundation and historical reputation in Cincinnati, and I am humbled with this opportunity as the President to build on our legacy as a regionally recognized society focused on physician and patient advocacy and promoting value-based care.  I am excited to contribute back to our medical community in Cincinnati, which I have been proud to be a part of for many years. We are facing many challenges in healthcare that demand us to be vigilant in fostering optimal patient care while remaining a good financial steward for our patients and physicians.  I look forward to continuing our Academy’s work in developing resources to help our members ensure a healthy practice with a deeper understanding of the effects of reimbursement policies and costs on our ability to care for our patients.  I hope our physician members will work with me to look past the local competitiveness, to work in collaboration for our mutual goals of ensuring quality patient care, physician wellness and autonomy, and appropriate reimbursement to sustain our practices.  I look forward to leading our Academy in supporting our physicians and their high-quality medical care in Cincinnati, which is second to none.



        Joseph Cheng, MD, MS

  • Specialty: Neurosurgery
  • Frank H. Mayfield Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati Physicians
  • AMC Executive Committee, Secretary, 2020-present
  • AMC Councilor, 2018-present
  • AMC Education Committee Chair
  • AMC Advocacy Committee Chair

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Member Spotlight

Our very own longtime Academy Member and Past Councilor Dr. Clyde Henderson is being honored by UC College of Medicine with their Outstanding Alumni Award for 2023. The private event, held on April 19th, will recognize Dr. Henderson for his many contributions not only to the field of medicine, but also to his country and local community. Read more about it here. Congrats and very well deserved, Dr. Henderson!

Would you like to "spotlight" an outstanding fellow member or a personal accomplishment? Email jsellar@academyofmedicine.org 

Physician Wellness

A Message from Ohio Professionals Health Program Medical Director Richard Whitney, MD, DABAM, FASAM on Free Well-being Screenings for Health Professionals

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"Namaste and Networking" Thursday, 4/13 at 4:30pm
Hosted by our friends at Seasons 

April Yoga Details

Community Outreach

In March, the Academy of Medicine Council approved revisions to the structure and aims of previously existing Committees, with the addition of a newly formed committee, the Community Outreach Committee. The revisions were made as a direct result of Academy member survey feedback, which indicated more desire for opportunities to work alongside peers in giving back to the community. 

The Committee along with our 3 others (Membership & Communications, Education, Advocacy) is now open for interested members to join. More details may be found here

The Community Outreach Committee will consist of 4-8 member volunteers and aims to serve as conduit between Academy and local community through volunteer/service, patient/health advocacy,

Activities of the Community Outreach Committee may include but are not limited to:

-Planning 2-3 service related activities per year (i.e. volunteer day at Non profit supported by Foundation; building an Academy team for Mini Marathon, putting together educational health course for community, etc)

-Identifying 1-2 patient/community health challenges and leading Academy’s efforts to highlight and address issues. (via writing articles, hosting “Town Hall” in collaboration with Advocacy committee, etc)

-helping provide content for Academy Website, social media and e-bulletins on outreach and advocacy related news and updates.

For more information or to sign up to join a committee, please reach out to Jessica Sellar, Executive Director, at jsellar@academyofmedicine.org 


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Hosted by UC's Osher Center for Integrative Health

Wednesday, April 12th, 12:00p.m-1:00p.m. Medical Sciences Building Rm E351

Annie Fenn, MD, will present on Cultivating a Brain Healthy Lifestyle followed by a panel discussion featuring
lifestyle medicine and wellness experts.

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Butler County Medical Society will be hosting "Politics in Medicine", featuring guest speaker Representative Sara Carruthers on Thursday, April 20th at 6pm at Provisions Senior Living Center in West Chester. Dinner will be provided. 

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In February, the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati signed a  letter of support for legislation which will create a Prior Authorization Gold Card Program for Ohio Providers with the aim of significantly reducing regulatory burdens of healthcare providers and improving delivery of care to Ohio residents. 

In late March, Representative Kevin Miller introduced House Bill 130, which would create a Prior Authorization Gold Card Program for Ohio healthcare providers. Read the press release from OSMA here

Upcoming Academy Events

April 11, 2023
6:15PM - 9:00PM
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April 11, 2023
7:00PM - 8:30PM
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2023 Annual Meeting

Academy Members and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Academy of Medicine's 166th Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration, which will be taking place on the evening of Thursday, May 4th at Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash. 

Join us for an evening of collegiality, fine dining, and celebration of this year's honorees.

Academy Members, take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate of $60 per ticket for you and your guest (s). 

We hope you can join us for this wonderful occasion.

Details & Registration



Jessica Sellar
Executive Director
Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati

*Haven't yet renewed your membership for 2023? It's simple and often reimbursable through CME funds. Visit our website or reach out to us at membership@academyofmedicine.org

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