SOM alumnus installed as president of Missouri Academy of Family Physicians

William Fish, M.D.,; Dan Purdokm, M.D.; and Todd Shaffer, M.D.
William Fish, M.D.; Dan Purdom, M.D.; and Todd Shaffer, M.D.

The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians installed William Fish, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., ’81, of Liberty, Mo., as its 65th president during the awards and installation dinner at the MAFP’s annual meeting on June 8 in Lake Ozark.

After graduating from the School of Medicine, Fish completed his family medicine residency at Baptist Medical Center. He was one of the founders of The Liberty Clinic in 1984 where he continues to practice. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He resides in Liberty with his wife, Mary Beth, and their three children. Fish has been a member of the MAFP since 1984 and served as MAFP Advocacy Commission Chair from 2008-2011.
Daniel Purdom, M.D., clinical associate professor of community and family medicine, is the organization’s new president-elect. Purdom serves as the faculty sponsor for the School of Medicine’s Sojourner Clinic. He will be installed as MAFP president in June of 2014.
Todd Shaffer, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.F.P., professor and director of the School of Medicine Community and Family Medicine Residency Program, received the “Soaring Eagle Award” presented to past presidents who have completed their tenure in leadership. Shaffer served as the 2011-12 president and just completed his term as MAFP Board Chair. He is currently the president-elect of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors, the national membership organization of family medicine residency program directors.

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