Massachusetts Medical Society: Committee on Senior Volunteer Physicians

Committee on Senior Volunteer Physicians

The mission of the committee is to utilize the experience and skills of senior practicing and/or retired physicians on a voluntary basis to address and fulfill medical and health education needs of communities throughout Massachusetts. The committee meets 5 times a year on Wednesday evenings

2019 Senior Volunteer Physician of the Year

Dr. PasseyThe Committee on Senior Volunteer Physicians is pleased to announce that Sahdev R. Passey, MD is the recipient of the 2019 Senior Volunteer Physician of the Year Award.

Read the news release

Senior Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

Clinical and/or Mentoring Volunteer Opportunity at Free Health Care Program

Brigid Glackin, MD
Brigid Glackin, MD with patient at the Amherst Survival Center

MMS senior members have served at Free Health Care Programs for over 20 years as volunteers in underserved communities and/or provide oversight and mentoring of medical students.

Volunteers who are age 60 and over, semi or fully retired with active medical licenses, can apply for MMS-sponsored professional liability insurance to provide free health care services at the programs in the MMS Directory.

Annual Fall Forum for Free Health Care Programs

The Annual Fall Forum provides a valuable opportunity for collegial sharing of experiences, best practices and challenges at free health care programs.

The fall forum is in October at the MMS Headquarters, Waltham.

We welcome:

  • current volunteers and staff at free health care programs including physicians, nurses, program administrators and medical students, and 
  • those interested in the topic as well as potential volunteers

Committee Members
Helen E. Cajigas, Norfolk, Chair
Dea F. Angiolillo, Charles River
David J. Bechtel, Middlesex West
Sadhna R. Bhatia, Middlesex West
Jeffry Brand, Essex South
Burton G. Mandel, Middlesex
Leslie P. Shaff, Suffolk
Nancy S. Slater, Middlesex
Benjamin I. Smolenski, Barnstable
Rajendra M. Trivedi, Middlesex

Resident and Fellow:
Member: Aleena Paul, Worcester

Medical Students:
Member: Joshua Erban, Worcester
Alternate: Samuel Lee, Worcester

Alliance Liaisons:
Member: TBD
Alternate: TBD

Virginia E. Byrnes, Norfolk South     

MMS Staff Liaison
Chew-Hoong Koh (

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