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Gene M. Ransom III

CEO/Executive Director
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society

As MedChi’s CEO/Executive Director for 14 years, Gene M. Ransom III is an advocate for physicians, patients and the public health of Maryland. He works hard on key health policy issues such as protecting Medicaid, insurance reform and promoting public health programs and policies.

Ransom has been a part of MedChi for more than 25 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore. For 13 years, he worked as an attorney and partner at Fogleman & Ransom and served two terms as a Queen Anne’s County Commissioner from 2002 to 2010.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment?

Accomplishments are achieved by teams. As a county commissioner, I was an instrumental leader in the bipartisan effort to bring the first full service 24-hour emergency room to Queen Anne’s County. More recently I have been recognized as a leader on Maryland value-based care development. As MedChi CEO, (I have) worked as the chair of the EQIP (Episode Quality Improvement Program) subgroup with the HSCRC (Health Services Cost Review Commission) and others to achieve federal approval of a Maryland advanced payment model.

What’s is the most important life lesson you learned?

Your education is never complete and learning is a lifetime requirement for success. To quote Mahatma Gandhi, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”