David McKalip is resigning as president-elect of the Pinellas County Medical Association.
In a resignation letter reported on by the St. Petersburg Times, McKalip wrote:
I believe that it would be in the best interests of the Pinellas County Medical Association and its mission to serve patients, if I step down from the association at this time.
We reported earlier this morning that McKalip, a prominent Florida neurosurgeon and conservative opponent of health-care reform, has said he will no longer appear publicly for the anti-reform movement.
A racist email that McKalip recently sent, showing President Obama dressed as a witch doctor, was posted by TPMmuckraker yesterday, setting off a furor.