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Nancy Dickey, MD, is past president of the American Medical Association, and practices family medicine in Bryan, Texas. She is a co-author of Swanson’s Family Medicine Review, 7th Edition.

Dr. Dickey earned her undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, and received her MD and residency training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She then built and maintained an active family medicine practice and is the past program director of the Family Practice Residency of the Brazos Valley. She also recently completed a decade of service as President and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

As the first woman elected president of the American Medical Association, Dr. Dickey developed the Patient’s Bill of Rights and exercised her passion for healthcare system reform. She has helped reshape America’s medical care by serving on many health-related boards, speaking frequently to professional and civic organizations, testifying before Congress, writing for medical and health-policy journals, and acting as editor for online and print publications.

Dr. Dickey’s myriad accolades include six honorary doctoral degrees in both science and law, membership in the Institute of Medicine and the Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, and appointment as chair of the Texas Health Policy Council. She is the recipient of numerous citations in The Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors publications.

Nominated as a Local Legend in the state of Texas, Dr. Dickey is known for her commitment to community service and medical leadership. With the support of her husband and their three children, Dr. Dickey continues to fulfill her vision of providing exceptional education, superior science, and compassionate care for all.

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