Patient Safety Institute

Richard Corlin, M.D.

Richard F. Corlin, M.D., a gastroenterologist in private practice in Santa Monica, California, is past president and Executive Committee Member of the American Medical Association (AMA).

Dr. Corlin has been active in the affairs of the AMA for the past 20 years, having served as speaker of the AMA's House of Delegates for five years, and nine years as first a member and then chair of the AMA Council on Long Range Planning and Development. He was also asked to chair the AMA Commission on Services to Young Physicians and the AMA Study Committee on Hospital Medical Staff. He was a member of the AD Hoc Committee on Physician Manpower from 1987 to 1988, and as a spokesperson for AMA, won the AMA Speakers Bureau Award in both 1980 and 1981.

A past president of the California Medical Association (CMA), Dr. Corlin served as its president from 1992 to 1993, was vice speaker and speaker of the CMA House of Delegates for nine years, and was a member of its board of trustees for 12 years.

Dr. Corlin is a graduate of Rutgers University, and received his M.D. degree from Hahnemann Medical College. Following residency training at Hahnemann, Dr. Corlin served as a Lt. Commander in the USPHS, Heart Disease and Stroke Control Program from 1968 to 1970, and then took a gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA.