Committee on Interspecialty

Provides a mechanism for open communication, cooperation, and coordination between and among the medical specialty societies of Massachusetts and their members, and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS). Additionally, the committee will present recommendations to the MMS regarding medical specialty specific or practice of medicine issues, with the ultimate goal of providing the highest quality of care to the patients within the Commonwealth. This cmte. meets in June, Sept., Jan., and March. Most meetings held on the next to last Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:30 p.m. 

Gregory G. Harris, Suffolk, Chair
Fred E. Shapiro, Worcester, Vice Chair

Addiction Medicine
President: Barbara Herbert, Middlesex
Member-at-large:  Jacquelyn J. Starer, Middlesex West

Allergy
President: Jordan E. Scott, Worcester North 
Member-at-large:  Jonathan L. Bayuk, Hampden

American College of Physicians  
President:  George Abraham, Worcester
Member-at-large: Elisa Choi, Suffolk

Anesthesiology
President: Sheila Ryan Barnett, Norfolk
Member-at-large: Fred E. Shapiro, Suffolk 

Cardiology
President: Duane S. Pinto, Norfolk
Member-at-large: Clifford Berger, Plymouth

Dermatology
President: Ira Skolnik, Middlesex Central
Member-at-large: Frederick D. Wax, Plymouth

Emergency Physicians
President:  Jeffrey Hopkins, Worcester
Member-at-large: Melisa Lai Becker

Family Physicians
President:  Pablo Hernendez-Itriago
Member-at-large:  TBD

Gastroenterology
President: Francis P. MacMillan, Jr., Essex North
Member-at-large: Jaya R. Agrawal, Hampshire

Neurology
President: Eduardo Garcia, Charles River
Member-at-large: Alan H. Kurland, Plymouth 

Neurosurgery
President: Michael Dean Medlock, Essex South
Member-at-large: TBD

Nuclear Medicine
President: TBD
Member-at-large: Don C. Yoo, Middlesex

Obstetrics & Gynecology
President: Maryanne C. Bombaugh, Barnstable
Member-at-large: Patricia R. Falcao, Charles River

Occupational & Environmental Medicine
President: Philip D. Parks, Norfolk 
Member-at-large: Marie Christine David, Norfolk

Oncology
President: Elizabeth M. Blanchard, Norfolk
Member-at-large: Claire Fung, Norfolk South

Ophthalmology
President: John T. Mandeville, Norfolk South
Member-at-large: Jeffrey P. Gallo, Worcester

Orthopedic Surgery
President: Robert Patz, Plymouth  
Member-at-large: Paul J. P. Pongor, Middlesex West

Otolaryngology
President: Jeffrey S. Brown, Middlesex
Member-at-large:  Theodore P. Mason, Hampden

Pathology
President: William D. Kasimer, Plymouth
Member-at-large: Anthony J. Guidi, Essex South

Pediatrics
President: Michael L. McManus, Norfolk
Member-at-large: DeWayne M. Pursley, Norfolk

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
President:  TBD
Member-at-large:  TBD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
President: Matthias B. Donelan, Suffolk
Member-at-large:  TBD

Psychiatry
President: Mark J. Hauser, Norfolk
Member-at-large:  Gregory Harris, Norfolk

Pulmonary
President: Martin Joyce-Brady, Plymouth 
Member-at-large: Mohammad Reda, Charles River

Radiology
President: Deborah Levine, Charles River
Member-at-large: Bruce G. Stewart, Essex South

Surgery
President: Michael T. Jaklitsch, Norfolk South
Member-at-large: Anne C. Larkin, Worcester

Urology
President: Luke M. O’Connell, Suffolk
Member-at-large: Mitchell H. Bamberger, Worcester

Resident and Fellow:
Delegate: Emily Wu, Norfolk
Alternate Delegate:  TBD

Medical Student Section:
Delegate: Matthew Pina, Suffolk
Alternate Delegate: Nicholas Martin, Worcester 

MMS Staff Liaison: 
Jillian Pedrotty (jpedrotty@mms.org)

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