Massachusetts Medical Society: Mary Louise Ashur, M.D. is honored by Norfolk District Medical Society as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

Mary Louise Ashur, M.D. is honored by Norfolk District Medical Society as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

Mary Louise Ashur M.D.Waltham – April 25th – Mary Louise Ashur, M.D. has been honored by her physician peers of the Norfolk District Medical Society as the district’s 2017 Community Clinician 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 Norfolk District is comprised of more than 3,000 physicians who live and work throughout Norfolk County.  

Dr. Ashur is being honored for her efforts in assisting families affected by domestic violence, her medical teaching, and her community activities. 

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ashur is an internist with Neponset Health Center of Harbor Health and serves patients from Milton, Needham, and other greater Boston communities.  She is also an internal medicine physician at Neponset Health Center in Dorchester, where she also serves as the Coordinator for Medical Education. 

Before moving to Harbor Health in 2017, Dr. Ashur was in private practice in Milton, and prior to 2010, she was a physician at Carney Hospital in Dorchester for 22 years. From 1994-2009, she served as the Medical Director for Carney Hospital’s Women’s Clinic for Health and Safety, an interdisciplinary clinic for men and women survivors of domestic violence. 

Besides her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Ashur is a member of the Medical Staff Quality Improvement Committee and the Medical Executive Committee of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.  She has been member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1986, and currently serves that organization as a member of its House of Delegates and its Committee on Professional Liability.  She is also an Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine, a Lecturer in Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.  

The Community Clinician of the Year Award is the latest in long list of awards Dr. Ashur has received for her medical and community activities.  Among them are the Excellence in Tutoring Award from the Academy at Harvard Medical School, the 2017 Betty and Ernie Singer Prize for Sustained Excellence in Teaching from Harvard Medical Students, and the Teaching Award from the Affiliated Physicians Group of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also the 2017 recipient of the Thanks Badge 2 from the Eastern Massachusetts Council of the Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. for ongoing commitment, leadership, and service to Girl Scouts. Dr. Ashur has been the Council’s Medical Consultant for Camps for more than 20 years. 

Dr. Ashur earn her A.B. in biology magna cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross and her M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  She resides in Milton.  

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