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Physician/Attorney Affinity Group

The Physician/Attorney Affinity Group is a natural forum to provide a platform for attorneys who have also been trained in medicine. The Affinity Group’s goal is to contribute to the diversity of AHLA in both our medical and legal backgrounds. Physician-attorneys can provide insight to current health care delivery issues, but also be a springboard for new partnerships heretofore unformed or recognized. With diversity within our own ranks, physician-attorneys can flush out new and past issues and provide new resources for AHLA, its membership, and beyond. Issues such as sharing medical errors with patients and their families, treatment of impaired physicians and issues of scope of care can all be colored by input from both physicians and attorneys. Both physicians and attorneys play a dynamic role in the health care system in the United States. A combination of these two professions can lead to novel and interesting concepts and discussions and push health care in a positive direction. The Physician/Attorney Affinity Group is the perfect home for physicians who also have a foot in the legal realm as well as attorneys who have questions of those who practice medicine.


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Vanessa M.B. Toussaint Chair Toussaint Legal Consulting LLC Stamford, CT 203-252-8118 Email
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Michael D. Gorfinkle Vice Chair - Educational Programs Michael Gorfinkle Woonsocket, RI 401-770-7407 Email
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Jennifer A. Hansen Vice Chair - Publications Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC San Diego, CA (619) 744-7300 Email


You must be a member of the Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group or a government, academic, or student member, or have paid for all-Practice Groups access to enroll in this Affinity Group. You will remain a member as long as you are a member of its sponsoring Practice Group or maintain membership in one of the aforementioned membership categories.

To enroll in this Affinity Group (or if you are not a member of the sponsoring Practice Group(s) and would like to join now), please contact the Member Satisfaction Center at or (202) 833-1100, #2 or complete and return the enrollment form.

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