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
Richard J. Lopez, Middlesex, Vice Chair
Nicolas Argy, Norfolk
Brittany Esty, Charles River
David G. Fairchild, Worcester
James Gebhardt, Hampden
James M. Kirshenbaum, Norfolk
Sharon L. Marable, Middlesex West
Eric B. Miller, Middlesex
Debra Poskanzer, Middlesex
James M. Richter, Suffolk
Abigail H. Waldman, Norfolk

Resident and Fellow:  
Member: Caroline Yang, Charles River

Medical Students:  
Member: Suhas Gondi, Norfolk
Alternate: Tej Ganti, Suffolk

Essam Ansari, Charles River
Deepa P. Arya, Charles River
James A. Feldman, Suffolk
Alexander A. Hannenberg, Charles River
Cyrus C. Hopkins, Suffolk
Subramanyan Jayasankar, Suffolk
Judith A. Melin, Norfolk
Elizabeth A. Mort, Suffolk
James G. Petros, Suffolk
Cynthia N. Rosenberg, Charles River
Robert A. Sands, Norfolk
Sherry Scovell, Middlesex
Khuloud Shukha, Suffolk
Nikhil M. Thakkar, Hampden
Matthew Germak, Charles River
Ted A. James, Norfolk

MMS Staff Liaisons:
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