MSU Physician Becomes First Female Elected To Lead MSMS Board

May 14, 2019


Anita Avery, MD, a College of Human Medicine alumna and assistant professor, has been elected chair of the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors during the annual meeting of the MSMS House of Delegates, May 4-5, in Kalamazoo. Avery practices obstetrics and gynecology as core faculty for the Sparrow/MSU Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program in Lansing and is lead clerkship director for the College of Human Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. The first woman elected to lead the MSMS board, Avery will serve a one-year term heading the 36-member MSMS Board of Directors. The MSMS Board of Directors sets policies and oversees operations for the 15,000-member medical society headquartered in East Lansing.


Anita Avery, MD, is an obstetrician who currently sees patients in the MSU Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders specialized Women and Girls with Blood Disorders Clinic.