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Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson has been an advocate of quality healthcare for all and is the 119th President of the National Medical Association. In its 123-year history, she is the third President and first woman to serve as President, Speaker of the House Delegates and Chair of the Board of Trustees.
She was in the last class to finish her Medical Degree in 3 years from Southern Illinois University and completed Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Lubin-Johnson was in private practice for 29 years and continues to serve on various committees at 2 hospitals on the Southside of Chicago.
Dr. Lubin-Johnson is Vice-Chair of the Women’s Physician Section and has been Chair of the Minority Affairs Section of the American Medical Association. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and Life-member of the Student National Medical Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
She believes in the need for wellness and preventive care to prevent physician burnout and is laser-focused on increasing the numbers of African Americans entering and completing medical school and completing residency.