Massachusetts Medical Society: Ipswich physician is honored by Essex South District Medical Society as 2013 Community Clinician of the Year

Ipswich physician is honored by Essex South District Medical Society as 2013 Community Clinician of the Year

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Soderland - 2013 Community Clinician of the Year - Essex South
Carl A. Soderland, M.D., M.P.H.

Waltham – April 30 – Ipswich resident Carl A. Soderland, M.D., M.P.H. has been honored by his physician peers of the Essex South District Medical Society as the district’s 2013 Community Clinician of the Year. The award will be presented April 23 at the organization’s annual meeting at the Peabody Marriott.

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 and who stands out as a leading caregiver. The Essex South District has nearly 700 physician members who work or live in the communities of southern Essex County.  

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Soderland is Medical Director of the Community Groups Division of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. From 2000-2012, he was chair of the Division of Community Medicine at Lahey Clinic and served as a member of the Clinic’s Board of Governors from 1994-2012 and as a trustee of the Clinic from 2000-2012.   

A graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry with an M.D., he received a masters’ in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1979, he has served the organization as a member of its Communications and Managed Care Committees. He is a member of the national Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Active in the community, Dr. Soderland was a member of the board of trustees at Caldwell Nursing Home from 1988-2011 and a member of the board of directors of the Coburn Charitable Society in Ipswich. From 1987-1993, he served as chair of the Bay Area Visiting Nurse Association in Beverly.

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