Welcome

Welcome to the Michigan Doctors’ Political Action Committee website. 

As the chair of MDPAC, I encourage you to use our site to become familiar with the different ways you can become involved. MDPAC promotes the involvement of physicians through both donating and engaging. By donating, you are helping MDPAC to support pro-medicine candidates. By engaging, you are holding our lawmakers accountable and being a voice for our organization. 

We hope we can encourage you to become involved today. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments, questions or concerns. 

The time is now, so activate your voice! 

Yours in advocacy, 

Mark C. Komorowski, MD
MDPAC Chair

Frequently Asked Questions

What is MDPAC?

The Michigan Doctors’ Political Action Committee (MDPAC) is a bipartisan political action committee made up of physicians, their families, residents, medical students and others interested in making a positive contribution to the medical profession through the political process. Established by the Michigan State Medical Society, MDPAC supports pro-medicine candidates running for the State legislature, Michigan Supreme Court and other statewide positions. Join now!

Why give to MDPAC?

By contributing to the MDPAC, you will substantially enhance MSMS's advocacy efforts, which promotes a pro-medicine agenda. By joining with other members, you create a constituency that represents your professional needs and concerns. Whether the issue is tort reform legislation, scope of practice or the many of the other issues on the medical agenda, political and legislative action is where it all begins. Join now!

I already contribute to the candidate(s) of my choice. Why do I need MDPAC?

Individual contributions to candidates are important, but they cannot compete with the contributions of big business, pharmaceutical interests, or the insurance industry -- all of which have their own PACs. 

When we amass contributions from members through MDPAC, we are able to make substantial contributions to strategically targeted races. Legally, MDPAC is able to make contributions far larger than the legal limit for individual contributions. Therefore, MDPAC can have a greater impact on races important to physicians than any individual contribution. Join now!

How can I contribute?

MDPAC utilizes two methods of collection:

1. Charge your contribution to your PERSONAL Visa, MasterCard, or American Express account. Bililng will occur on a monthly or annual basis. Join now!

2. Request monthly or annual invoicing. Join now! 

Where does the money go?

MDPAC supports Michigan legislative and Michigan Supreme Court candidates, both Democratic and Republican. Join now!

Who decides which candidates receive MDPAC support?

Contributions to candidates are made on approval of the MDPAC Board of Directors. Decisions on individual candidates are based on their support of medicine. Criteria include voting records, committee assignments, electability, and candidate interviews. Join now!

Why do we need both MSMS & MDPAC?

Michigan State Medical Society Government Relations and MDPAC serve two different functions. The MSMS Government Relations team does the lobby and advocacy efforts for our physicians on the legislative side. The MDPAC team handles the political side, focusing on raising funds to support pro-medicine lawmakers. We need both teams to be strong and work together to have overall success for our agenda. Join now!

What about corporate contributions?

MDPAC, by law, cannot accept corporate contributions. Join now!

What happens when I decide to cancel my contributions?

Your MDPAC commitment is revocable at will. A call to the MSMS office will terminate your participation. Join now!

MDPAC Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up physicians, alliance members and students/residents. The following currently represent the MDPAC Board:

 

  • Shafi J. Ahmed, MD
  • Abd A. Alghanem, MD
  • Mohammed A. Arsiwala, MD
  • Cathy O. Blight, MD
  • Stephen N. Dallas, MD, MA
  • Sharmistha Dev, MD
  • Amit Ghose, MD, Treasurer
  • Thomas A. Gignac, MD
  • Scot F. Goldberg, MD, MBA
  • James D. Grant, MD
  • Carol Horowitz
  • Mark C. Komorowski, MD, Chair
  • H. Michael Marsh, MD, MBBS 
  • Jonathan E. Pasko, MD 
  • Daniel M. Ryan, MD 
  • Aaron W. Sable, MD 
  • Michael A. Sandler, MD 
  • Beth Schumacher 
  • Bruce C. Springer, MD 
  • Kevin T. Stone, MD 
  • Kay E. Watnick, MD 
  • Louis R. Zako, MD