Gary LeRoy associate dean for student affairs and admissions at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Detroit, has become the new president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has been a member of the AAFP since 1991, serving in leadership roles at both the state and national levels.
The AAFP was founded in 1969 and represents 131,400 physicians and medical students nationwide. The organization is devoted to primary care and advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients across the country.
“Our medical students and faculty have a consistent history of being selected for leadership roles. This does not happen by coincidence,” Dr. LeRoy said. “I hope my role as president of the AAFP will inspire others to stand up and be counted as present when they hear the call for servant leadership. I hope to leave a legacy of hope for those who wish to practice the true art of medicine.”
Dr. LeRoy earned both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Wright State University. He completed his family medicine residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and a primary care faculty development fellowship at Michigan State University.