John Maa, MD, is Chair of the Western States Affiliate Advocacy Committee and also a member of the Greater Bay Area Board of Directors. In addition to being a general surgeon – he is also a steadfast advocate. maa

After three great health wins on the ballot last week (three Bay Area local soda taxes, a state tobacco tax and tighter gun control), he was featured in a KTVU FOX news story. The station contacted him to find out more about how political activism is a conduit to saving lives.

A stand out from the story is Dr. Maa’s philosophy on the key to success, the “three P’s:” patience, persistence and public education. We are so thankful for Dr. Maa and his passion for public health in both the medical and hospital world and through every day public policy change.

Thank you, Dr. Maa, for everything you do to support our mission!