Massachusetts Medical Society: Committee on Quality of Medical Practice

Committee on Quality of Medical Practice

The Quality of Medical Practice is focused on the improvement of the quality of health care provided by physicians, including attention to patient and physician satisfaction/experience and cost effectiveness. The committee serves as consultants to the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates to define quality of health care, as well as to monitor quality initiatives, create and coordinate activities  to improve and measure the quality of health care and factors affecting the practice environment. This committee meets approximately 4 times a year with additional conference call meetings as needed. 

Committee Members
Barbara S. Spivak, Middlesex, Chair
Sarika Aggarwal, Suffolk, Co-Vice Chair
Judith A. Melin, Norfolk, Co-Vice Chair
Nicolas Argy, Norfolk
Katherine Dallow, Norfolk
Brittany Esty, Charles River
David G. Fairchild, Worcester
Matthew Germak, Charles River
Sharon L. Marable, Middlesex West
James M. Richter, Suffolk
Sherry Scovell, Middlesex
Abigail H. Waldman, Norfolk

Resident and Fellow:  
Member: Matthew Morrow, Norfolk

Medical Students:  
Member: Michael Girouard, Norfolk
Alternate: Danny Linggonegoro, Norfolk

Deepa P. Arya, Charles River
James A. Feldman, Suffolk
James Gebhardt, Hampden
Alexander A. Hannenberg, Charles River
Cyrus C. Hopkins, Suffolk
Ted A. James, Norfolk
Subramanyan Jayasankar, Suffolk
James M. Kirshenbaum, Norfolk
Richard J. Lopez, Middlesex
Roger S. Luckmann, Middlesex West
Eric B. Miller, Middlesex
Elizabeth A. Mort, Suffolk
James G. Petros, Suffolk
Debra Poskanzer, Middlesex
Cynthia N. Rosenberg, Charles River
Robert A. Sands, Norfolk
Khuloud Shukha, Suffolk
Nikhil M. Thakkar, Hampden

MMS Staff Liaisons:
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