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Dr. Edward Hill J. Edward Hill, MD, a family physician from Tupelo, Mississippi, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees (BOT) in June, 1996 and re-elected in 1999. Dr. Hill was formerly the Chair of the Board.

Prior to his election to the Board of Trustees, he served as an AMA Delegate from the Mississippi State Medical Association since 1984 after beginning service as an Alternate Delegate in 1979. In 1990 he was appointed by the Board of Trustees to the AMA's Council on Legislation and served as its Vice Chair from 1995 to 1996.
In addition to his active participation in the AMA, Dr. Hill has served in a variety of leadership positions in other medical organizations. He has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees and President of the Mississippi State Medical Association, President of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, an Alternate Delegate and Delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians, and President of the Southern Medical Association.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Hill was educated in the public schools of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and received both his BS and MD degrees from the University of Mississippi. He completed his internship while serving four years as a commissioned officer in the US Navy, in addition to serving as a general medical officer in a naval destroyer group.

A board-certified family physician, Dr. Hill began his professional career in the rural Mississippi Delta where he practiced for 27 years. His dedication to patient care has been recognized in both his home state and at the national level, as evidenced by having received such awards as "Mississippi Family Doctor of the Year" in 1991 and runner-up for Good Housekeeping magazine's "Family Doctor of the Year" in 1977. Due to his wealth of medical practice experience and recognition as a role model for young doctors, Dr. Hill was asked in January 1995, to become the Director of the Family Practice Residency Program at North Mississippi Medical Center, which is the nation's largest rural hospital. He stepped down from the directorship in July 2001, remains on the faculty full time and has an active practice. 

In addition to his busy professional life, Dr. Hill is also an active participant and leader in community activities. He has served as President of the Mississippi Affiliate of the American Heart Association, Chair of the Industrial Development Committee for his local Chamber of Commerce, member of the Advisory Board for his county Head Start program, President of his local school board, and a member of the Board of Directors of his church.
Dr. Hill and his wife, Jean, are the parents of two daughters and five grandchildren who also reside in Mississippi.

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