Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA
Commissioner for Public Health
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Steven J. Stack was appointed commissioner for public health for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in February 2020 and was elected secretary-treasurer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in Fall 2020 and president-elect in 2022.
Dr. Stack is a board-certified emergency physician with more than 20 years of emergency medicine clinical practice and emergency department management experience.
Throughout his career Dr. Stack has served in numerous medical professional association leadership roles. In 2006, he was the first board-certified emergency physician ever elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees and in 2015 he served as AMA president.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Dr. Stack graduated magna cum laude in classical studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester*, Mass. He completed his medical education and emergency medicine residency at the Ohio State University and his MBA at the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business.
* Pronounced WUH–stir