PAMED Welcomes Dr. Jackson as 173rd President

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2023

Over the weekend, F. Wilson Jackson III, MD was inaugurated as PAMED’s 173rd president. Dr. Jackson has served in several leadership roles with PAMED, as vice chair of its board of trustees and chair of PAMED’s finance committee and a trustee representing specialty physicians.

During his inauguration speech, Dr. Jackson spoke about a book of essays written by Dr. William Osler. One of his favorite quotes by Dr. Osler is “The good physician treats the disease.  The great physician treats the patient with the disease”.

“It was given to me by my father as a gift for my medical school graduation,” Jackson said. “My father inscribed it to me saying that the wisdom of William Osler is indeed timeless and that I should carry these principles as I move through my career.”

President-elect Kristen Sandel, MD said Dr. Jackson has the best interest of PAMED in mind.

“Dr. Jackson has been a quiet force during his tenure in PAMED leadership, always ensuring that the best interest of the organization is in the forefront when considering issues and making decisions,” Dr. Sandel said. “PAMED will be in excellent hands during his presidency and his leadership will ensure the organization continues to be the preeminent voice of physicians in Pennsylvania and beyond.”

Board of Trustee Chair, Edward Balaban, DO said PAMED was fortunate to have him as our next president.

"Dr. Wilson Jackson is a highly respected leader in the medical field.  We all look forward to his initiative during the next year.  His leadership will ensure that PAMED and frankly, the House of Medicine, throughout the Commonwealth will continue to grow and thrive.”

Dr. Jackson’s initiative during his presidency is “Level Up: Become the Leader You Need”.  He is passionate that physicians should play a central role in the inevitable changes in the health care system. To learn more, visit Dr. Jackson Initiative | PAMED (

CEO and Executive Vice President, Martin Raniowski said, "PAMED continues to have esteemed leaders at its forefront and Dr. Jackson as president will be no different. His knowledge of complex medicine and clear vision for physician success will guide PAMED through our 175th anniversary and I look forward to the year ahead."

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