Massachusetts Medical Society: About the Massachusetts Medical Society

About the Massachusetts Medical Society

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Evidence, NEJM AI, NEJM Catalyst, NEJM Journal Watch, and through our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

Quick Facts


Acts of Incorporation received final approval from the Massachusetts State Legislature on November 1, 1781. We are the oldest continuously operating state medical society in the United States.


Over 25,000 physicians and medical students


Main offices in Waltham, MA
Regional offices in Lakeville and Wilbraham, MA
Editorial offices for the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston

Elected Officers (2024-2025)

President: Hugh M. Taylor, MD
President-Elect: Olivia C. Liao, MD, FACS
Immediate Past President: Barbara S. Spivak, MD

Executive Vice President

Lois Dehls Cornell

Annual Report

2022-2023 MMS Annual Report
2022-2023 Annual Report


The MMS was founded just days after the Battle of Yorktown. Watch the video "Celebrating our History, Shaping the Future," produced in honor of the 225th anniversary of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

MMS Leadership

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Mission and Priorities

The purposes of the Massachusetts Medical Society shall be to do all things as may be necessary and appropriate to advance medical knowledge, to develop and maintain the highest professional and ethical standards of medical practice and health care, and to promote medical institutions formed on liberal principles for the health, benefit and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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Membership Info

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MMS Careers

We employ more than 400 talented employees working in areas such as information technology, publishing, editorial, product development, global sales, membership services, finance, medical education, public health, health policy and advocacy.

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Affiliates and Subsidiaries

MMS Alliance

A dynamic organization of physicians' spouses

MMS and Alliance Charitable Foundation

The charitable subsidiary of the MMS and Alliance

Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts (PIAM)

An independent insurance agency, created by physicians for physicians>

Physician Health Services

Confidential support for physicians recovering from mental and physical illnesses

State Medical Societies in the United States

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