MSMA's 2016-2017 President: Warren C. Lovinger, Jr., MD, MACP
Warren C. Lovinger, Jr. MD, MACP, a board certified Internal Medicine physician from Nevada, Missouri, will serve as President of the Missouri State Medical Association in 2017-2018. He was formally installed in Kansas City, April 1, 2017, during MSMA’s 159th annual Convention.
Dr. Lovinger was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, but moved with his family to Warrensburg, Missouri, at age four. He grew up on the campus of Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri), where his father was the CMSU president.
After completing an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology at CMSU, he received his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1977. Dr. Lovinger returned to St. Louis for his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital.
While in St. Louis, Warren met and married his wife, Marilyn. As newlyweds, they evaluated several communities in Missouri. They selected Nevada, a town of 10,000 in west central Missouri as the place for them to live, practice general internal medicine, and raise a family. Their children, Sarah Florio, MD, Thomas Lovinger, MD, Laura Lovinger, and Daniel Lovinger, MD, were all born and raised in Nevada, and continue to live in Missouri.
During Dr. Lovinger’s 37 years in Nevada, he has been immersed in many aspects of the community. He served six terms on the Nevada R-5 Board of Education, was President of the Nevada Rotary Club, is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, co-founder of Nevada’s YMCA, and was honored as Nevada’s Citizen of the Year in 1987.
His Internal Medicine practice has included outpatient, inpatient, long-term care, and cardiologic diagnostic services at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lovinger is currently president of the NRMC medical staff, and has been president of the West Central Medical Society and the Missouri Society of Internal Medicine, as well as a Governor of the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Physicians. In 2011, he was elected to Mastership in the ACP, one of only 12 living in Missouri.
In their spare time, Warren and Marilyn enjoy traveling, gardening, and spending time with family—including their two grandchildren.
Goals for MSMA during his tenure as President include: