MSMA's 2016-2017 President: Ravi Johar, MD, St. Louis
Ravi S. Johar, MD, a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist from St. Louis, Missouri, will serve as President of the Missouri State Medical Association in 2016-2017. He was installed in St. Louis, March 19, 2016, during the MSMA’s 158th Annual Convention.
Dr. Johar received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in OB-GYN at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.
He currently practices with Mercy Healthcare in St. Louis, as well as on staff of several area hospitals, and has served them in many roles including chairing Peer Review and Quality Committees, serving on Medical Executive Committees and as Department Chair. During his career, he has delivered over 9,100 babies.
In addition to his membership in MSMA, Dr. Johar is a member of the American Medical Association and the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS). For SLMMS, he has served as President, Chair of the Nominations committee, and served on and chaired the Patients and Physicians Grievance committees, as well as the Bylaws committee. He also has served on the Physicians Advisory Committees for United Health Care, GHP, and BC/BS Anthem as well as serving on the board of Primaris.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is the Vice-Chair Elect for the Missouri Section of the American College of OB-GYN. He has previously served as the Secretary-Treasurer of MoACOG and was selected as a Cefalo Fellow by National ACOG.
His wife Kay, a PharmD, have three children, Katelyn, 22, Alex, 19, and Megan, 15.