Past Presidents

In 1947, the Missouri Academy of General Practice was chartered as a Constituent Chapter of the American Academy of General Practice. To more accurately reflect the changing nature of primary health care, the national academy became the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in 1971. The Constituent Chapters followed suit, and our organization become known as the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians. The Missouri Academy was granted 501(c)(6) status by the Internal Revenue Service under the American Academy of Family Physicians umbrella. The Missouri Academy was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation by the Missouri Secretary of State in February 1991.

Since 1947, MAFP has been led by an outstanding roster of family physicians who have dedicated their time and talent to advance family medicine in Missouri. We thank these individuals for their service to the MAFP.


2015-2016 – Peter Koopman, MD, FAAFP
2014-2015 — Dan Purdom, MD, FAAFP
2013-2014 — William Fish, MD, FAAFP
2012-2013 — Kate Lichtenberg, DO, MPH, FAAFP
2011-2012 — Todd D. Shaffer, MD, MBA, FAAFP
2010-2011 — Keith M. Ratcliff, MD, FAAFP
2009-2010 — Arthur G. Freeland, MD, FAAFP
2008-2009 — Michael C. Wulfers, MD, FAAFP
2007-2008 — Elizabeth Garrett, MD, MSPH
2006-2007 — David C. Campbell, MD, FAAFP
2005-2006 — Thomas D. Kelley, III, MD, FAAFP
2004-2005 — Darryl K. Nelson, MD, FAAFP
2003-2004 — T. Laurence Huffman, MD
2002-2003 — Julie K. Wood, MD, FAAFP
2001-2002 — Bruce E. Preston, MD, FAAFP
2000-2001 — Larry Rues, MD, FAAFP
1999-2000 — Michael L. Munger, MD, FAAFP
1998-1999 — C. Mark Costley, MD, FAAFP
1997-1998 — James E. Nahlik, MD, FAAFP
1996-1997 — Mark W. Martin, MD, FAAFP
1995-1996 — James D. Turner, MD, FAAFP
1994-1995 — William D. Soper, MD, FAAFP
1993-1994 — Marla J. Tobin, MD, FAAFP
1992-1993 — David W. Glover, MD, FAAFP
1991-1992 — Mark C. Kasten, MD, FAAFP
1990-1991 — Kenneth F. Scott, Jr., MD, FAAFP
1989-1990 — Patrick B. Harr, MD, FAAFP
1988-1989 — R. Raymond Lyle, MD*
1987-1988 — Monaford D. Durnell, MD*
1986-1987 — James F. Fairchild, MD*
1985-1986 — William C. Allen, MD*
1984-1985 — George P. Williams, MD
1983-1984 — David W. Hall, MD*
1982-1983 — W. Wayne Boydston, MD, FAAFP
1981-1982 — Arturo C. Montes, MD, FAAFP
1980-1981 — Thomas J. Hopkins, MD*
1979-1980 — Carl R. Kruse, MD*
1978-1979 — C. William Chastain, III, MD, FAAFP
1977-1978 — J. Max Haight, MD*
1976-1977 — Charles A. Worley, MD*
1975-1976 — Lois C. Wyatt, MD*
1974-1975 — W. Jack Stelmach, MD*
1973-1974 — Ben Koon, MD*
1972-1973 — Walter C. Gray, MD*
1971-1972 — R. Glenn Elliott, MD*
1970-1971 — John T. Crowe, MD*
1969-1970 — Barney W. Finkel, MD*
1968-1969 — Kenneth E. Knabb, MD
1967-1968 — R. Stacy Long, MD*
1966-1967 — Charles A. Nester, Jr., MD, FAAFP
1965-1966 — Doyle C. McCraw, MD*
1964-1965 — Edson C. Carrier, MD*
1963-1964 — Walter T. Gunn, MD*
1962-1963 — Roy Pearce, MD*
1961-1962 — Cecil Leitch, MD*
1960-1961 — P. C. Hall, MD*
1959-1960 — P. V. Siegel, MD*
1958-1959 — R. R. Becker, MD*
1957-1958 — Charles Martin, MD*
1956-1957 — Thomas L. Dwyer, MD*
1955-1956 — George Wood, MD*
1954-1955 — William Wagenbach, MD*
1953-1954 — Kenneth Glover, MD*
1952-1953 — M. B. Casebolt, MD*
1951-1952 — Robert McElvain, MD*
1950-1951 — W. J. Shaw, MD*
1948-1950 — Robert Myers, MD*

*Deceased