Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Task Forces

MMS Task Forces

Task Force on Academic Physicians

This task force focuses on how the Medical Society can better serve the Academic Community and support the work of academic physicians through a variety of means. The areas of interest may include, but are not limited to: facilitating access to state-owned databases for research purposes; providing academic physicians with opportunities to serve on MMS committees that contribute to their professional growth and advancement; identifying areas of MMS and academic community concern which could lead to research funding for these problems; advocating for reforms in state research regulations; and providing letters of support from the Society at times of promotion and grant application.

Chair: Henry L. Dorkin, Suffolk

MMS Staff Liaison: TBD

Task Force on Physician Burnout

The goal of this joint task force with the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is to identify and prioritize effective strategies to combat physician burnout and advocate for statewide adoption of identified strategies and practices.

Chair: Alain A. Chaoui, Essex South
Vice Chair: Maryanne C. Bombaugh, Barnstable

MMS Staff Liaison: Yael Miller (

Task Force on Physician Choice and Mandates

This task force is charged with developing guidelines/policies on the technology mandates facing integrated practices and accountable care organizations and educating members about these mandates.

Chair: Thomas E. Sullivan, Essex South

MMS Staff Liaison: Leon Barzin (

Task Force to Review MMS Policies on Health Insurance Coverage

Chair: Carole E. Allen, Middlesex

MMS Staff Liaison: Brendan Abel (

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