Colorado Physicians Honor Dr. Michael Muftic
October 6, 2011
Colorado Physicians honored the distinguished career of Michael Muftic, MD, celebrating his 50th anniversary of graduation from medical school at the annual meeting of the Colorado Medical Society.
In 1961, Muftic graduated from the University of Basel, Switzerland, with a M.D. and Ph.D. He interned at St. Claire’s Hospital, New York City, and was chief resident at General Rose Memorial Hospital Denver from 1962-1966. He has been licensed to practice medicine in Colorado since 1965, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He has delivered more than 12,000 babies.
“Michael is a compassionate person who understands the issues that are most important to the common folk, and he helped to give them a voice,” said former Colorado State Senator Polly Baca, who has known Muftic for 30 years.
Muftic has been actively involved in organized medicine throughout his career and served as a member of the board of directors, the ethics committee, and the government relations committee at the Denver Medical Society. He also was a delegate to the Colorado Medical Society.
Other professional positions included assistant clinical professor in OB/GYN CU Medical Center; chairman of the peer review committee, Colorado Foundation for Medical Care; chairman of the department of OB/GYN, Mercy Medical Center; associate professor of nursing, University of Northern Colorado; member of the executive board of Denver General Hospital.
Currently, he volunteers for the 9Health Fair and serves on the statewide 9Health Fair Medical Advisory Committee. In Colorado, selected community service leadership positions include trustee of the University of Northern Colorado (1999-2003); board of directors of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (2000-2004); board of directors of the Mental Health Association of Colorado, where he chaired the physician panel; board of directors of Samaritan Institute of America and Japan; board of directors Regis College; chairman of physicians of Colorado for the United Way; vice president, UNICEF; president, Opera Colorado; president, Denver Teacher’s Awards (1998-2000); board of directors, Denver Rotary Club, #31; board of directors, Colorado Women’s Cancer Control Initiative.
The Colorado Medical Society is a nonprofit organization of which membership comprises the majority of physicians, residents and medical students in Colorado. The Society’s mission is to promote the science and art of medicine, the betterment of public health, and the welfare of Colorado physicians and their patients.