LEXINGTON, Ky. Mamata Majmundar, M.D., a Lexington family medicine physician, was installed as President of the Lexington Medical Society on January 14, 2020 during the LMS’s Dinner Meeting held at the Hilary J. Boone Center, University of Kentucky. (Video link of ceremony and remarks by Dr. Papp and Dr. Majmundar) Charles Papp, M.D., a Lexington colon and rectal surgeon, was recognized for his outstanding leadership as the LMS President in 2019. Among his accomplishments was starting a regular public health focused symposium consisting of panel experts from across Lexington’s healthcare systems. The inaugural event, the LMS Opioid Symposium, was held in October 2019 working in conjunction with Mayor Linda Gorton’s office. Dr. Papp assembled a panel of experts on the front lines of the opioid crisis in Lexington to provide physicians and community leaders the background and scope of the opioid crisis. Dr. Papp will now chair the LMS Executive Board for this next year.
Dr. Majmundar, is a second-generation Kentuckian whose parent’s immigrated from India. Her physician parents chose to settle in Eastern Kentucky, given the critical need for physicians in that area, because they thought they could make the most impactful difference. This sparked her interests in medicine at an early age and played a strong role in her desire to be a family physician and find ways to serve her community. Dr. Majmundar is a graduate of Transylvania University, the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and completed her residency in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She is currently serving on the Lexington-Fayette County Board of Health, Transylvania Board of Regents, and in elected positions at the KMA and AMA.
Dr. Majmundar, who recently led the development of the LMS three-year strategic plan, articulated the new LMS vision, “Building a community of physicians in Central Kentucky.” Dr. Majmundar articulated in her acceptance speech, “Building a sense of community is about building relationships that transcends where you work, where we can work toward a higher purpose and common causes.”
The 2020 LMS leadership includes Khalil Rahman, M.D., Vice President and Angelia Thompson, M.D. as the Secretary Treasurer. James Borders, M.D., is the President-Elect and Lee Dossett, M.D., is the Vice President-Elect.
The Lexington Medical Society is a non-profit 501(c) (6) organization that supports physician members to improve the practice of medicine and the health of the community. The LMS, established in 1799, is one of the oldest medical society in the country. Learn more about the LMS and its programs at lexingtondoctors.org.