McKalip Quits As Medical Association President

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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.

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