Massachusetts Medical Society: 18 are Honored as Community Clinicians of the Year

18 are Honored as Community Clinicians of the Year

Waltham – April 6th – Eighteen members of the Society have been honored by their peers in district medical societies across the state with their selections as 2017 Community Clinicians of the Year. The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize 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.

The honorees for 2017:

Barnstable, David S. Babin, M.D.
Berkshire, Linda Smothers, M.D.
Bristol North, Julia F. Edelman, D.O.  
Bristol South, Jason E. Reynolds, M.D.
Charles River, Morton G. Kahan, M.D.

Essex North, Kenneth G. Adams, M.D.
Essex South, Suzanne F. Graves, M.D.
Franklin, Julie Thompson, D.O. 
Hampshire, Jaya R. Agrawal, M.D.  

Middlesex Central, Marvin H. Kendrick, M.D. posthumously
Middlesex North,
Nidhi Lal, M.D.
Middlesex West, George A. Ellsworth, M.D. 
Norfolk, Mary Louise C. Ashur, M.D. 
Norfolk South, Ralph J. Froio, M.D.

Plymouth, David F. Hyatt, M.D.
Suffolk, Sondra S. Crosby, M.D. 
Worcester, Sara G. Shields, M.D.
Worcester North, James J. Ledwith Jr., M.D. 

The Massachusetts Medical Society, with some 25,000 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The Society, under the auspices of NEJM Group, publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and Journal Watch alerts and newsletters covering 13 specialties. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education providing accredited and certified activities across the globe for physicians and other health care professionals.  Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country. For more information please visit,, or

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