Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Leadership Biographies

MMS Leadership Biographies

2018-2019

Alain A. Chaoui, MD, FAAFP
President

Alain Chaoui, MD, Vice President

Board certified in family medicine, Alain A. Chaoui is a primary care physician and President of Congenial Healthcare, LLC, a private practice group with multiple sites on the north shore of Boston that was formed in January 2018. Dr. Chaoui was previously in solo private practice at  Family Medicine North in Peabody, a practice he established in 2006.

He served as Chairman of the Family Practice Department of North Shore Medical Center, Union, and Salem Hospitals from 1998-2013, and in 2012 was elected President-Elect and then President of the Medical Staff in January 2014 of those hospitals for a two-year term ending December 2015. During that time he was also a member of the Board of Trustees of North Shore Medical Center.

A longtime active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Dr. Chaoui is a member of the Board of Trustees and House of Delegates and is past chairman of the Committee on Membership. He is also a past president of the Essex South District Medical Society and is the current Chair of the Massachusetts Delegation to the American Medical Association.

Besides his medical practice and activity in organized medicine, Dr. Chaoui is dedicated to medical education, instilling in future physicians and nurse practitioners a love of medicine and pride in the profession and teaching them how to be thorough and excellent health care providers.

He holds four teaching positions: Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, Clinical Adjunct Professor at Boston College School of Nursing, and Clinical Professor in the School of Physician Assistant Studies at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His passion for medical education is demonstrated by the fact that since 1996 he has had his medical students from the Boston area complete their clinical training in his office. 

Also active in the community, Dr. Chaoui served as the physician for the Saugus Public Schools from 2000-2008 and continues to serve that community as the physician for the Saugus Department of Public Health, a position he assumed in 2000.

Among a number of honors Dr. Chaoui has received are recognition by Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and 2018, which is published by America’s Top Doctors and based on peer nomination; the 2016 Masters Graduate Nursing Preceptor Award from the University of Massachusetts-Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences; the Partners in Excellence Individual Award in 2011 and 2015; Physician of Excellence Award from the Medical Staff of the North Shore Medical Center in 2009; the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Excellence in Primary Care Award in 2008; the Teacher of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians in 2005; and the Preceptor of the Year Award from the Boston College School of Nursing in 2001.

Dr. Chaoui received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, in Egypt and completed his residency at Akron City Hospital and Saint Thomas Hospital of the Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. He resides in Boxford.


Maryanne C. Bombaugh, MD, MSc, MBA, FACOG
President-Elect

Maryanne C. Bombaugh, MD 2017

Maryanne C. Bombaugh is a gynecologist at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod and past president of the Massachusetts Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Bombaugh has been an active member of the medical society since joining the Society in 1993. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees, is a member of the House of Delegates, and is a member of the Massachusetts Delegation to the American Medical Association.

Dr. Bombaugh was a member of the Committee on Legislation for 10 years and served as its chair from 2012-2016. She has also been a member of the Task Force of Physician-Public Collaboration, the Opioid Task Force, Presidential Duties Task Force, the Committee on Strategic Planning, the Committee on Member Services, the Committee on Women in Medicine, the Organized Medical Staff Section, the Committees on Recognition Awards and the Committee on the Quality of Medical Practice.

Prior to joining the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Dr. Bombaugh was Executive Medical Director of Population Health and Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety at Reliant Medical Group and was Associate Medical Director for Quality for the Steward Health Care Network.

In addition to her clinical work and activity in organized medicine, Dr. Bombaugh also serves on the boards of CeltiCare Health and Coverys.

Dr. Bombaugh earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed her internship at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston Texas and her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

A veteran of the U. S. military, she served 12 years in the United States Army Medical Corps, eight years on active duty and four years in the reserves, and completed her military service as the Division Chief of Gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Dr. Bombaugh earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College, a Master of Science degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, and her Master’s in Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.

She has also earned a graduate certificate in the Business of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University, completed a certification program in medical management from the American College of Physician Executives, and is a graduate of the executive leadership programs from the Heller School of Management at Brandeis University, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Leadership Institute at the University of North Carolina, and the Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. She resides in Falmouth.  


David A. Rosman, MD, MBA
Vice President

David A. Rosman, MD, MBA, Speaker of the HODDavid A. Rosman, M.D., M.B.A. is a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate director of business development for Mass General Imaging. He is also an instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Board-certified in radiology, he has returned to MGH after two years of service on the Human Resources for Health grant in which he wrote the curriculum for and started the first ever radiology residency in Rwanda.

A member of the Medical Society since 1998, Dr. Rosman has served the organization in a number of capacities. He is currently a member of the Society’s American Medical Association (AMA) delegation and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Vice Chair of the Medical Student Section, a member of its Resident and Fellow Section, and a member of the committees on Finance and Ethics and Grievances.

Active with other medical organizations, Dr. Rosman has served on the Board of Trustees of the AMA and as a Delegate to the AMA from the American College of Radiology (ACR). He also served as the Speaker of the Resident and Fellows Section of the AMA as well as the Speaker of the AMA’s Young Physicians Section. He is currently Chair of the ACR's Radiology Integrated Care Network. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Radiological Society.

Dr. Rosman earned his B.A. cum laude in economics and philosophy from Dartmouth College, his M.B.A. in health care, business and public policy from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Joseph Bergeron, MD, FCAP
Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Joseph Bergeron

Joseph Bergeron, M.D., has been a pathologist with Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates since 2005 and is director of site labs in five communities. Board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology, he is also a member of the organization’s Quality Assurance Committee.

A longtime active member of the Medical Society and currently a member of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Bergeron has served the organization in a number of capacities since becoming a member in 1991. In addition to his work on many committees and task forces, he has chaired the Committees on Legislation, Nominations, Finance, and Strategic Planning and has been a member of the Committees on Telemedicine, Managed Care, Professional Liability, and Medical Service. He currently serves on the Committees on Strategic Planning, Senior Physicians, Administration and Management, Publications, and is a member of the Organized Medical Staff Section. He is also a representative to the American Medical Association’s Senior Physicians Committee. He was President of the Middlesex North District from 1995-1997.

From 1991-1993, Dr. Bergeron was Director of the Laboratory and Chief of Pathology of St. Joseph’s Hospital, which subsequently merged into Saints Memorial Medical Center. He previously practiced at Lowell General Hospital, Saints Memorial Medical Center, and Chelsea Soldiers Home-Quigley Memorial Hospital, where he was Director of the Laboratory from 1997-2007. From 1996-1997, he was president and CEO of New England Pathology Services.

He is a member of several medical specialty organizations, including the College of American Pathologists, the Massachusetts and New England Societies of Pathologists, the U.S. and Canadian Society of Pathology, American Medical Association, and the AMA and Massachusetts Medical Society Organized Medical Staff Sections. He previously served as a Councilor for the American Society of Clinical Pathology and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Pathology Foundation.

In 2015, Dr. Bergeron received two honors from the Massachusetts Medical Society. Physician colleagues in the Middlesex North District Medical Society selected him as its Community Clinician of the Year, an award that recognizes a physician from each of the Society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community.

Dr. Bergeron also received the Society’s Committee Chair Service Award, an honor that recognized his nine years of service on the Committee on Finance, which oversees the finances and budgets of the Society.

Dr. Bergeron received his B.A. and his M.D. from Louisiana State University. A U.S. military veteran, he served in the U. S. Air Force Medical Service Corps from 1970-1972. He resides in Acton.


Lynda G. Kabbash, MD, FAAAAI
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Francis P. MacMillan Jr., MD

Lynda G. Kabbash, M.D. is a practicing physician, specializing in allergy and immunology at New England Baptist Hospital and Atrius Health and is an instructor of Practice of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she teaches and mentors first-year medical students.

Dr. Kabbash has been a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1990 and has served the organization in many capacities, including as a member of the Committee on Women in Medicine and chair of the Task Force on Physician Public Communications.

Dr. Kabbash also is an active member of the Norfolk District Medical Society, served as its president from 2015-2017 and currently is President of the District Leadership Council. She was selected as the Norfolk District Medical Society’s 2018 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.

Also active with the American Medical Association, Dr. Kabbash chairs the organization’s Women Physicians Section’s Governing Council.

Dr. Kabbash, who received her medical degree and specialty and research training from McGill University and Rockefeller University, is a fellow of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.


Francis P. MacMillan Jr., MD
Speaker of the House of Delegates

Francis P. MacMillan Jr., MD

Francis P. MacMillan, Jr., M.D. is the owner and president of Merrimack Valley Gastroenterology, a private medical practice in Haverhill that he founded in 2004. Board-certified in gastroenterology, he has appointments at Holy Family Hospital, Anna Jaques Hospital, and Lawrence General Hospital. At Holy Family Hospital, he has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2006 and has served as the former Merrimack Valley Hospital Chief of the Department of Medicine and Medical Staff President. He is also a Clinical Instructor of Socio-Medical Sciences and Community Health at Boston University School of Medicine, a position he was appointed to in 2010.

A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1991, Dr. MacMillan has been a member of the Society’s House of Delegates since 2005. He is currently a member of the Committee on Legislation, Secretary of the Essex North District Medical Society, and is an Alternate Delegate from Massachusetts to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. He has previously served as a member of the Society’s Task Forces on Health Care Reform and House of Delegates Procedures and was president of the district society from 2007-2009.

Dr. MacMillan has also taken leadership roles in the state and national societies of his specialty of gastroenterology. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology in 2010 and was a member of its National Affairs Committee from 2014-2017. He served as ACG Governor for Massachusetts from 2011-2014 and was re-elected to that position for the 2014-2017 term. On the state level, he is a founding member of the Massachusetts Gastroenterology Association, which was established in 2011, served as its Vice President from 2011-2014, and currently serves as its President.

A graduate of Boston College with a B.A. in economics and an M.S. in biology, Dr. MacMillan earned his M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston and a Fellowship in gastroenterology at Lahey Clinic.

Dr. MacMillan is also a member of the Board of Health in North Andover, where he resides. 


Lois Dehls Cornell
Executive Vice President

Lois Dehls Cornell 2017Lois 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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