American Medical Association
Joseph P. Annis, MD, an anesthesiologist from Austin, Texas, was elected to the
American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees in June 2006 and currently serves as its secretary. Dr. Annis was a Texas delegate to the AMA for 13 years and chaired the AMA Council on Medical Service.
A graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Dr. Annis earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, also in Milwaukee, then served a rotating internship at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. He next served as a general medical officer in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, including one year in South Vietnam, before completing one year of surgical training at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., and a residency in anesthesiology at the Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, Calif.
Dr. Annis practiced for 26 years as a partner with Austin Anesthesiology Group in Texas. He continues to practice there part time, but now he also dedicates his talents to educating the next generation of anesthesiologists at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., where he is an adjunct associate professor.
He has been an assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Annis currently is a member of the board of directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research.
Dr. Annis’ record of involvement in local organized medicine includes chairing the Travis County Medical Society’s 18-member delegation to the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates, and serving on the county society’s executive
His specialty society activities include the presidency of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, and serving as associate examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology for 25 years. He has held numerous positions with the American
Society of Anesthesiologists, including serving as a delegate to its House of Delegates, and as a past member of its board of directors.
Dr. Annis is past president of the medical staff, and past vice chair of the board of directors, at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. He currently serves on the board of governors at St. David’s HealthCare Partnership, a six-hospital health care system, and on the board of directors of Preferred Physicians Medical, a professional liability insurance company focusing on anesthesiology.
Dr. Annis resides in Austin with his wife, Peggy. They have two grown children.