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Dr. Robert E. McAfee served as a Trustee for the American Medical Association (AMA) from 1984 to 1993. The AMA Board of Trustees is an elected body that is responsible for ensuring the implementation of AMA policies. In 1994, after serving as a Trustee, Dr. McAfee was elected as the President of the American Medical Association, and held the position for one year. He was the first president of the organization to come from the state of Maine. 

Dr. McAfee was most well-known for his advocacy against domestic violence and gun violence, which he argued were just as much a medical issues as they were social issues. He was appointed to the American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence and served on President Bill Clinton’s Advisory Committee on Family Violence. Dr. McAfee also founded the Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence and served on the Executive Council of Maine’s Communities for Children initiative.

Outside of his duties with the AMA, McAfee worked for thirty-one years as an attending surgeon at the Maine Medical Center, and as the Chief of Surgery at Maine's Mercy Hospital.


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