Texas cardiologist, James Rohack was on Tuesday inaugurated as president of the American Medical Association in Chicago.

Rohack in his inaugural address pledged to embrace the current challenges faced by the profession and lead efforts to provide all Americans with health insurance coverage.

Dr. Rohack stressed that a uniquely American solution to health system reform must deliver evolutionary change and renewed the AMA's commitment to health care reform that improves access to high-quality, affordable health care for all patients.

He promised the AMA would offer guidance based on their relationships with patients to the government as the Obama administration seeks to reform the current health system.

This is an effort that will define our organization, define our nation and define each and every one of us, said Rohack.