Jay Millson, MBA: The Physician’s Ally
By Erika Peterman, FMA Managing Editor | Updated Aug. 25, 2022


FMA Distinguished Layman Award recipient Jay Millson, MBA, has spent nearly 30 years supporting physicians through his work as a medical society professional. In his role as Executive Vice President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP), Millson — in concert with 2021-22 FAFP President John Gross, MD, who was honored with the FMA’s Certificate of Appreciation — was a driving force behind The Physician Decision, a statewide patient awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of physician-led, team-based care.

Millson got his start in organized medicine at the FMA, where he worked in medical economics for two years before joining the Jacksonville, Fla.-based American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists to serve as Deputy CEO from 1995 to 2004. During his tenure as EVP/CEO of the Duval County Medical Society from 2004 to 2012, Millson joined the Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) Board of Directors in 2006 and served as AAMSE President in 2011.

The Orange Park, Fla., native earned his undergraduate degree in healthcare management and his MBA from Appalachian State University. Millson and his wife, Whitney, have three adult daughters, and he is an accomplished triathlete.

About The Physician Decision Campaign
The Physician Decision empowers patients by explaining why physician-lead care is in their best interests. Though the state of Florida allows APRNs to practice independently within certain parameters, physicians receive vastly more formal education and clinical training. Following The Physician Decision’s launch in March, op-eds in support of physician-led, team-based care have appeared in the Miami Herald, the Tampa Bay Times, and the Sun-Sentinel.
Jay Millson receives an award from Dr. Murphy at Annual Meeting 2022
Jay Millson, MBA

received the FMA Distinguished Layman Award at the 2022 FMA Annual Meeting.