Executive Vice President

Lois CornellLois Dehls Cornell is the Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Appointed to the position June 1, 2016, Ms. Cornell is responsible for the operation and management of the Society and its operating divisions, and she provides oversight for its several subsidiaries. In addition to its membership advocacy, public health and educational activities, the Society, under the auspices of NEJM Group, publishes the New England Journal of Medicine.

Prior to joining the Medical Society, Ms. Cornell spent 24 years at Tufts Health Plan, where she served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining Tufts Health Plan, Ms. Cornell was an Associate at the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter.

Ms. Cornell has been recognized for contributions to her profession by Women’s Business Boston, which named her one of the Top 10 Women Corporate Lawyers in Boston, and Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly with its In-House Leaders-in-the-Law Award. She is also a recipient of the YWCA Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers Award

Ms. Cornell serves on the boards of the Pan Massachusetts Challenge and Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, and is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. She is past president of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Ms. Cornell received her B.A. cum laude from Macalester College and earned her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law. She also completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School and the Executive Leadership Program of America’s Health Insurance Plans.

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