Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Minority Affairs Section

MMS Minority Affairs Section

The Massachusetts Medical Society’s Minority Affairs Section (MAS) offers a forum for addressing the unique needs and concerns of underrepresented minority physicians and the delivery of health care to minority patients and communities. The Section’s priorities include the development of policies and initiatives that provide career advancement and leadership opportunities for minority physicians and increases participation and mentorship of underrepresented minority physicians and students in the MMS.

The Section also offers members a chance to participate in organized medicine at both the local (MMS) and national (AMA) levels. Membership in the MAS is open to any MMS member physician or medical student with an interest in minority physicians or minority health issues. If you would like more information or to become involved in the Section, please call (800) 322-2303, ext. 7877.  

MMS Minority Affairs Section Executive Committee:

Nidhi Lal, MD, Chair
Vincent Smith, MD, Vice Chair
Carl Streed, MD, Representative to the AMA-MAS
Open, Delegate to MMS HOD

Committee and Section Representatives:
Carl Streed, MD, Committee on LGBT Matters
Milagros Abreu, MD, Committee on Diversity in Medicine
Aimie Zale, MD, Committee on Women in Medicine
Rajendra Trivedi, MD, IMG Section
Emily Cleveland, MD, Resident/Fellow Section
Anand Habib, Medical Student Section

Ron Dunlap, MD, At-large Seat
Navin Popat, MD, At-large Seat
Open, Young Physician Section
Open, Committee on Membership

MMS Staff Liaison:
Bill Howland (
Phone: 781-434-7877

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