Bernardo Elected OMA President

Dr. Peter Bernardo, a general surgeon in Salem, has become president of the Oregon Medical Association, which represents 7,600 physicians, physician assistants and medical students. In solo private practice for nearly 17 years, he led the tort reform effort by the OMA in 2004, which would have limited non-economic damages to $500,000. Voters narrowly defeated the measure, which was vigorously opposed by malpractice attorneys.

Other officers elected by the OMA include Dr. John Evans II, president elect; Dr. Carla McKelvey, vice president; Dr. Charles Anderson, secretary-treasurer; Dr. Mary McCarthy, speaker of the House; Dr. Francis Biagioli, vice speaker of the House and Dr. David Shute, member-at-large.


News source: