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Association News
Assembly Chooses New Leaders
Psychiatric News
Volume 36 Number 11 page 4-4
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Albert Gaw, M.D.

At their meeting in New Orleans last month, members of the APA Assembly chose Albert Gaw, M.D., to be the Assembly’s next speaker-elect. Gaw, who is completing a year as the Assembly’s recorder, outpolled Area 3 Representative Lawrence Kline, M.D., of Bethesda, Md. Gaw is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and medical director of the San Francisco Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. Gaw has been a member of the Assembly since 1988, when he represented the Caucus of Asian-American Psychiatrists. He is a former chair of the APA Elections Committee and cochair of the APA Caucus of VA Psychiatrists.
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Prakesh Desai, M.D.

Prakesh Desai, M.D., won election to succeed Gaw in the recorder post. Desai is the Area 4 representative to the Assembly and is chief of staff of the VA Chicago Health Care System’s West Side Division. He is a professor of psychiatry and associate dean at the University of Illinois School of Medicine.

Desai’s opponent was Barton Blinder, M.D., an Assembly representative for the Orange County (Calif.) Psychiatric Society.

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Albert Gaw, M.D.

At their meeting in New Orleans last month, members of the APA Assembly chose Albert Gaw, M.D., to be the Assembly’s next speaker-elect. Gaw, who is completing a year as the Assembly’s recorder, outpolled Area 3 Representative Lawrence Kline, M.D., of Bethesda, Md. Gaw is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and medical director of the San Francisco Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. Gaw has been a member of the Assembly since 1988, when he represented the Caucus of Asian-American Psychiatrists. He is a former chair of the APA Elections Committee and cochair of the APA Caucus of VA Psychiatrists.
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Prakesh Desai, M.D.

Prakesh Desai, M.D., won election to succeed Gaw in the recorder post. Desai is the Area 4 representative to the Assembly and is chief of staff of the VA Chicago Health Care System’s West Side Division. He is a professor of psychiatry and associate dean at the University of Illinois School of Medicine.

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