FLINT, Michigan -- Lakshmi Kanta Tummala of Flint has been named president of the Michigan State Medical Society Alliance.
The 1,200-member organization focuses on public health issues and supports activities of the state medical society.
Tummala, wife of Flint-area internist and pediatrician Jawahar Tummala, has been an active member of the Genesee County Medical Society Alliance for the past 15 years and has served as its president. She's been involved in numerous community outreach efforts, including the Healing Hands 5K Run and Walk, immunization programs, S.A.V.E. Day and the Needlework Guild.
She is a contributing editor to the Genesee County Medical Society's publication, "The Bulletin."Tummala plans to lead the alliance's efforts this year on the issues of alcohol and drug abuse in children, childhood obesity and women's heart disease.