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Published on June 16, 2015

Dr. Gerald Harmon elected to executive post in AMA

June 16, 2015

Local physician Dr. Gerald E. Harmon has been elected secretary of the board of trustees of the American Medical Association

Dr. Harmon, a practicing physician with Tidelands Waccamaw Family Medicine and vice president of Tidelands Health Group, becomes a member of the executive committee, joining the chair, the chair-elect, the president and the president-elect of the organization. He has served as a trustee since 2013.

“It is quite an honor to be elected by my colleagues to the role of secretary,” Dr. Harmon said. “It will be my privilege to bring the perspective of a small-town family physician to the leadership and to help advance the AMA’s goal of enhancing the art and science of medicine and bettering public health. It’s challenging, meaningful and fun and I really feel called to do this work.”

Dr. Harmon has practiced medicine in Georgetown County since 1983 and has been active in the community and in medical education statewide. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and the President’s Award from the South Carolina Medical Association.

He has been recognized as Educator of the Year by the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium and Community Educator of the Year by the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Harmon is a clinical professor of family medicine at MUSC and the University of South Carolina Schoolof Medicine. 

A retired major general from the U.S. Air Force, he is a member of the U.S. National Guard and the South Carolina National Guard and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.




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