Name: Carlos Zapata, MD

Candidate for: AMA Delegate           

Prior positions/experience: 


2015-present                           Councilor, Young Physician Section

2009-present                           Delegate, YPS/RFS/MSS/Queens/Manhattan

2018-present                           Assistant Commissioner, In-House Administrative Committees

2013-2014                               Councilor, Resident & Fellow Section  

2011-2013                               Chair, Resident & Fellow Section  

2008                                        Alternate Delegate, Medical Student Section

2007-2008                               Co-President, AMA/MSSNY Medical Student Section Chapter at NYU    

Current Committees:              Legislative & Physician Advocacy, Physician Wellness and Resilience, Health Insurance, Workers' Compensation and No Fault Insurance, Long Term Planning


American Medical Association

2014-present                           Young Physician Section Assembly Representing MSSNY

2018-present                           Chair, YPS Handbook Review Committee on Constitution & Bylaws

2011-2013                               Alternate Delegate, NY Delegation/RFS Sectional  

2010-2014                               Resident and Fellow Section Assembly Representing MSSNY

2010-2011                               Chair, Resident and Fellow Section, Region VII

2006-2009                               Medical Student Section Assembly Representing MSSNY/NYU SoM


American College of Emergency Physicians

2018-present                           Councilor, NY Chapter

2013-present                           Government Affairs Committee Member, NY Chapter


Medical Society of the County of Queens

2018-present                           Immediate Past President, Medical Society of the County of Queens  

2017-2018                               President, Medical Society of the County of Queens

2016-2017                               President-Elect, Medical Society of the County of Queens

2015-2016                               Treasurer, Medical Society of the County of Queens

2014-2015                               Assistant Treasurer, Medical Society of the County of Queens

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine 2010

Residency: Hofstra/Northwell School of Medicine 2014

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Nassau University Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, LIJ Forest Hills

Practice Type: Academic/Employed

Candidate Statement: 

For the past 13 years I have had the honor and privilege to represent MSSNY at the AMA in the Medical Student Section Assembly, the Resident and Fellow Section Assembly, the Young Physician Section Assembly and on the NY Delegation to the AMA. As a result of the valuable mentorship I have received from our colleagues in MSSNY and around the county, I have been a leader in the younger sections both nationally and at home in New York. Over my career, I have seen tremendous growth in membership and involvement both at the AMA and in MSSNY, especially amongst medical students, residents, and young attendings.

I hope that you will consider me to continue to represent MSSNY at the AMA because of my experience, my dedication, and to help inspire more young physicians to become leaders in our society. Thank you.