November 13, 2020
Politics & Policy Update - November 13, 2020
The CMA's Public Policy Consultant, Malcolm Porter, is back this week to give a brief update on on some of the policies the Ohio legislature is reviewing before the end of the year.

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Dr. Scott Van Aman
  1. Where were you born/raised? I was born and raised here in Columbus.
  2. What made you decide to become a physician? My dad was a doctor so I grew up hearing stories of his medical adventures as the dinner...
  3. To celebrate the CMA’s Culinary Medicine Community what is your favorite meal to cook? I enjoy cooking for family, friends, and neighbors on...
  4. Last tv show you binged?  I watched all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones with my wife Debbie. No spoilers...
  5. What’s your favorite part of being a physician? I love being an Orthopedic Surgeon because I get to help patients make relatively rapid improvements in...
  6. What hobbies do you participate in your free time? I am a youth lacrosse coach and currently serve as President of the Upper Arlington Lacrosse Association.
  7. When you’re able to travel freely again, where is the first place you’d like to go? Kiawah Island, South Carolina has been our family’s favorite vacation spot...
  8. What is the first concert you attended? The Grateful Dead at Buckeye Lake.
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