Newsmaker: Jay R. Bronder

Matthew Santoni
| Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: Bronder was recently elected as the representative to the American Medical Association's House of Delegates — the organization's primary policy-making body — for the region encompassing medical schools in West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

Age: 33

Residence: Huntington, W.Va..; originally from Monroeville

Family: Father, James, mother, Marie, and brother, Beau

Background: After earning his Master of Business Administration, Bronder worked as a pharmaceutical company representative in Baltimore, where he frequently interacted with doctors and became interested in a career in medicine. At Marshall University, he joined the Medical Student Section of the AMA, representing his school's interests in policy discussions with the organization.

Education: Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, Penn State, 2002; MBA, University of Maryland, 2008; currently a second-year medical student at Marshall

Quote: “There's so much changing in medicine. Doctors and students should really have a say in it.”

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