American Medical Association (AMA)
Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky., was president of the American Medical Association from June 2013 to June 2014. Dr. Hoven has been a member of the AMA Board of Trustees (BOT) since 2005, serving as its secretary for 2008–2009, chair for 2010–2011, and immediate past chair from 2011 to 2012.
Prior to her election to the AMA-BOT, Dr. Hoven served as a member and chair of the AMA Council on Medical Service. She was a member of the Utilization Review and Accreditation Commission for six years and served on its executive committee. Additional activities have included service on the AMA Foundation board of directors, the Group Practice Advisory Council of the AMA, the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement®, the COLA board of directors, the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, as well as an appointment to the Practicing Physicians Advisory Commission. Currently Dr. Hoven serves as the AMA-BOT representative on the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum, the Quality Alliance Steering Committee, and is the chair of the AMA delegation to the World Medical Association.
Dr. Hoven’s involvement at the state level has been extensive. She was president of the Kentucky Medical Association from 1993 to 1994 and served as a delegate to the AMA from Kentucky prior to her election to the AMA-BOT. She has also been actively involved in medical staff issues at her local hospital and has held a variety of positions, including president of the medical staff, member of the board of directors and president of the hospital foundation board.
Born in Cincinnati, Dr. Hoven received her undergraduate degree in microbiology and then her medical degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She completed her internal medicine and infectious disease training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Board-certified in internal medicine and infectious disease, Dr. Hoven is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Kentucky Medical Association Distinguished Service Award. In 2013 Dr. Hoven was named one of Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare, in addition to its list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (No. 54), and its 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders (No. 5).
Dr. Hoven is married to Ron Sanders, PhD, an economist and college professor. They share a mutual enjoyment of two grandchildren, sports, travel and philanthropic activities.