Cedric Bright “Excited” To Serve As The 112th NMA President

Cedric Bright(BlackDoctor.org) — Cedric Bright, M.D., was installed as the 112th president of the National Medical Association July 26 during the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.

Dr. Bright has served the NMA in many positions throughout the years, and is well positioned to know not only the road it has traveled, but also the path he sees ahead.

“NMA in the 1960s was a driving force behind the formation of Medicare and Medicaid,” said Dr. Bright, assistant dean for special programs and admissions, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill. “Our nation’s health care safety net is under siege, and we at NMA stand ready to defend it on behalf of the one in three Americans who depend on these programs.”

Cedric Bright, M.D., has served the NMA in many positions over the years, so as he prepares to serve as its president in the coming year he is well positioned to know not only the road it has traveled but the path he sees in front of the association.

“NMA in the 1960s was a driving force behind the formation of Medicare and Medicaid,” said Dr. Bright, assistant dean for special programs and admissions, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill. “Our nation’s health care safety net is under siege, and we at NMA stand ready to defend it on behalf of the one in three Americans who depend on these programs. Medicaid will be the main source for expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.”