J. Collins Corder, MD, FACP, Elected 2017 Medical Society President
J. Collins Corder, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been elected 2017 president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, the association representing physicians in the St. Louis area. Dr. Corder practices internal medicine with BJC Medical Group.
Other 2017 officers elected include Christopher A. Swingle, D.O., as president-elect; Ramona Behshad, M.D., as vice president; and Jason K. Skyles, M.D., as secretary-treasurer. Samer W. Cabbabe, M.D., is the immediate past president.
Elected to three-year terms as councilors are: Munier A. El-Beck, M.D.; Jennifer L. Page, M.D.; Raja S. Ramaswamy, M.D. and Alan P.K. Wild, M.D.
Dr. Corder obtained his medical degree from Saint Louis University and his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University. He served his internship and residency at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital where he was chief resident. Board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Corder is on staff at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
Dr. Corder in 2016 was honored as BJC Medical Group Physician of the Year in recognition of his outstanding commitment to patient care. He earned the 2014 Five Star Excellence Award for overall quality of care from Professional Research Consultants.
In the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, Dr. Corder previously has held offices including president-elect, 2016; vice president, 2015; secretary, 2011; and councilor, 2008-2010 and 2012-2014. He also is a member of the Missouri State Medical Association and American Medical Association.
A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Corder is past president of the St. Louis Society of Internal Medicine and the Midwest Medical Association. He is a member of the Midwest Health Coalition Leadership Council and the American Geriatrics Society.
In the community, Dr. Corder volunteers as a coordinator for Room at the Inn, an emergency shelter for homeless women and their families. He also gives community presentations for Missouri Baptist Medical Center on vaccination and peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Corder is married to radiologist Patricia Corder, M.D., and they have two grown children.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, representing medical and osteopathic physicians in St. Louis city and county, works to advance strong patient-physician relationships and quality health care through advocacy, communication and education. Founded in 1836, the Medical Society is affiliated with the Missouri State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. The society website is www.slmms.org.