Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Leadership Biographies

MMS Leadership Biographies

2020-2021

David A. Rosman, MD, MBA
President

David A. Rosman David A. Rosman is a board-certified radiologist and associate chairman for radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rosman is committed to global health and to addressing disparities in health care. He started the first-ever radiology residency in Rwanda. Rosman wrote the curriculum and established the program while practicing radiology and living in Rwanda with his family for two years. He and his family return annually to teach – he in radiology and his wife, Dr. Samantha Rosman, in pediatrics.

A member of the Medical Society since he was a medical student in 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.


Carole E. Allen, MD, MBA, FAAP
President-Elect

Carole E. Allen 125Carole E. Allen is a board-certified pediatrician who practiced in Massachusetts for 37 years before retiring in 2011. She then served six years on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics and five years as a gubernatorial appointee Commissioner to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, established by statute to address escalating health care costs.

Dr. Allen has been a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1992. She has recently assumed the vice presidency at the Society, where she served as Trustee and Delegate for many years.

Dr. Allen has devoted her career to advocating for the health, protection, and well-being of children. Her advocacy has earned her numerous awards, particularly for her work on prevention of tobacco use and exposure. In 2004 she chaired the Tobacco Free Mass Coalition that helped to pass the Massachusetts Smokefree Workplaces law.

A graduate of Cornell University and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), Carole completed her pediatric residency at Boston City Hospital and Boston’s Floating Hospital for Children. She has held faculty positions as clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine and recently served as president of the TUSM Medical Alumni Council. In May 2017, Carole completed an executive MBA program for physicians through Brandeis University.

A “policy wonk”, Dr. Allen understands that securing good public policy requires working collaboratively with legislators and policy makers.  She practices and teaches advocacy as a means to accomplish positive change.


Theodore A. Calianos, II, MD, FACS,
Vice President

Ted CalianosTed Calianos is a practicing plastic surgeon in Mashpee. He is employed by Medical Affiliates of Cape Cod (MACC), the multispecialty group practice of Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) and serves as its medical director.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He serves on numerous committees at Falmouth Hospital.

A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1999, Dr. Calianos served as the chair of the Committee on Legislation and alternate trustee to the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) and a member of the Committee on Finance. He is a longtime active member of the Barnstable District Medical Society, where he has served as district president and is currently the district treasurer. He was named the Barnstable District Medical Society Community Clinician of the Year in 2018. He is also an MMS delegate to the American Medical Association and vice-chair of the delegation. He has been honored with an AMA Foundation Leadership Award.

Dr. Calianos earned his BS at Boston College and his MD at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB). He was a general surgery resident at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. He completed plastic surgery training at UTMB and hand surgery fellowship at Rush Medical Center in Chicago.


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.


Melody Eckardt, MD, MPH
Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates

Melody Eckardt Melody Eckardt is an obstetrician/gynecologist and the Maternal Health Senior Advisor for the Global Health Innovation Lab in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her present clinical work is at Monadnock Community Hospital, a critical access hospital in southern New Hampshire. She has also been an attending physician at Boston Medical Center and South Shore Hospital.

A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society for 18 years, she has served the organization in several capacities, including serving on the Board of Trustees, as co-vice-chair on the Committee on Membership and as a member of the Committees on Strategic Planning and Recognition and Awards. Additionally, Dr. Eckardt is a Massachusetts Medical Society delegate to the American Medical Association and was a past trustee of Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts.

Dr. Eckardt is a past president of the Norfolk South District Medical Society.

With the Massachusetts section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Eckardt is a member of the Legislative Council and the Advisory Council.

Dr. Eckardt is a graduate of Messiah College. She earned her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, did her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts Medical Center and has her M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. She also completed a research fellowship in Global Health Leadership in the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at Massachusetts General Hospital.


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. In 2018, with Ms. Cornell at the helm, the Massachusetts Medical Society was named by the Commonwealth Institute and Boston Globe Magazine as a Top 100 Woman-Led Organization in Massachusetts.

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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