Henry L. Dorkin, M.D. is elected 2017-2018 president of Massachusetts Medical Society

Massachusetts Medical Society elects officers for 2017-2018

Dr. Henry DorkinWaltham/Boston – April 27th – Henry L. Dorkin, M.D. of Newton was elected 2017-2018 President of the Massachusetts Medical Society at the organization’s annual meeting on April 27 and will lead the statewide professional organization of 25,000 physicians and medical students as its top officer for the next year. 

Dr. Dorkin is Director of the Pulmonary Clinical Research Program, Co-Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Center, and Co-Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center, all at Boston Children’s Hospital.  A former Professor of Pediatrics at the Tufts University School of Medicine, he is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a position he has held since 2002.

A member of the medical society since 1982, Dr. Dorkin served as President-Elect from 2016-2017 and Vice President from 2015-2016.  He has also chaired the Task Force on Electronic Health Record Interoperability and Usability and served as a member of the Task Force on Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication, the Organized Medical Staff Section, and the Committees on Preparedness, Legislation, and Membership Services.

Medical Society members also elected the following physicians to serve as officers for next year:

Alain A. Chaoui, M.D. of Boxford, a board-certified family medicine physician at Family Medicine North in Peabody, was elected President-Elect. A longtime member of the Society, Dr. Chaoui served as Vice President for the last year and as Secretary-Treasurer for the two years prior to that. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and House of Delegates and past chairman of the Committee on Membership. He is also the current Chair of the Massachusetts Delegation to the American Medical Association.

Maryanne C. Bombaugh, M.D. of Falmouth, a board-certified gynecologist at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, has been elected Vice President.  A member of the medical society since 1993, Dr. Bombaugh serves on the organization’s Board of Trustees and is a member of its governing body House of Delegates.  A member of the Committee on Legislation for 10 years, she served as its chair from 2012-2016. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Delegation to the American Medical Association and the current chair of the Massachusetts Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  

Corey E. Collins, D.O. of Reading, a board-certified pediatric anesthesiologist at Beverly Anesthesia Associates and founder of Collins Medical Consulting, was elected Secretary-Treasurer; Joseph Bergeron, M.D. of Acton, a pathologist with Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard, was elected Assistant Secretary-Treasurer; David A. Rosman, M.D., M.B.A., of Jamaica Plain, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate director of business development for Mass General Imaging, was re-elected Speaker of the House of Delegates, the Society’s Governing Body; and Francis P. MacMillan Jr., M.D., of North Andover, owner and president of Merrimack Valley Gastroenterology in Haverhill, was re-elected Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates.

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 www.massmed.org, www.nejm.org, or www.jwatch.org

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