Massachusetts Medical Society: Essex South District Medical Society

Essex South District Medical Society

Essex South District Medical Society Officers 2022-2023

President: Michael Medlock, MD
President-Elect: Eric Reines, MD
Secretary: Ihor Bilyk, MD
 Kelly C. Pajela, MD

Contact Information 

Mailing Address: 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1411
Telephone Number: 781-434-7211 or 800-944-5562

District Event/Activity Contact: Waqaas Bhutta, Manager     

Regional Office Assistant: Susan Frazier

ESDMS Medical Student Scholarship Program

To assist in funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town.


  1. Residency in an Essex South community for at least 5 years prior to college, with a desire to return and practice in this area. These communities are:  Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham, Massachusetts.
  2. Current curriculum vitae, which includes the permanent address, high school with date of graduation, and medical school with expected date of graduation.
  3. A statement of academic standing from the medical school.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a district society member, if possible.
  5. A letter that includes a statement of personal goals.

Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Essex South District Medical Society (usually in April).

Application Deadline:
By January 1 of the academic year

Email Requirements to: 
Susan Frazier,

Waqaas Bhutta, Manager,
Susan Frazier, 

District News

Essex South District Medical Society held its Annual Meeting on April 5, 2022 at Spinelli's in Peabody, MA

Essex South 2022 Annual Meeting

Pictured left to right: Kiame J. Mahaniah, MD (2022 Community Clinician of the Year Award Recipient) and Michael Goldstein, MD (President, Essex South)

Essex South 2022 Annual Meeting

Pictured left to right: Susan E. Moynihan, MD (2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient) and Michael Goldstein, MD (President, Essex South)

Essex South 2022 Annual Meeting

Pictured left to right: Michael Goldstein, MD (President, Essex South), Theodore A. Calianos, II, MD, FACS (President-Elect, MMS), Alain A. Chaoui, MD (MMS Past President and Past President, Essex South) and Keith C. Nobil, MD (Past President, Essex South)

Dr. Kiame J. Mahaniah honored by Essex South District Medical Society as 2022 Community Clinician of the Year

Kiame J. Mahaniah

Dr. Mahaniah has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) since 2017, following his previous role as Chief Medical Officer at LCHC. Prior to that he was Chief Medical Officer at North Shore Community Health, Inc. for two years, coming into that role from a long career at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. Dr. Mahaniah started working at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center as a staff physician in 2003 and held many roles while working there over the course of nine. Throughout his career he has focused on the integration of primary care, teaching and SUD treatment. He specifically relocated to Lynn to directly work on creating programs to fight the opioid addiction crisis and to foster his love of mentoring others.

Dr. Mahaniah was born in Philadelphia, PA but spent much of his childhood in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Geneva, Switzerland before returning to the United States to attend college. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Haverford College, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and an MBA from UMass Amherst. He completed his family medicine residency at UPMC St. Margaret in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Mahaniah currently resides in Andover with his wife, Katrin.

Dr. Susan E. Moynihan honored by Essex South District Medical Society with 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan E. Moynihan

Dr. Moynihan has had over 30 years of clinical experience. She has served as the Assistant Director for Outpatient Medicine at Salem Hospital Internal Residency Program from 2012-2021. Dr. Moynihan practiced internal medicine/primary care at North Shore Physicians Group in Marblehead from 1986-2021.

Dr. Moynihan has also served Essex South District in various capacities for over 20 years since 2000. She has served terms as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary from 2008 – 2016. She has also served as a delegate to the MMS House of Delegates.

Dr. Moynihan is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. She obtained her Medical Degree from Stanford University Medical School and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine from Tufts Medical Center.

Essex South District Medical Society congratulates the winners of the 2022 Scholarship Award

The winners are:

  • Grace Marie Ferri, Boston University School of Medicine, Class of 2022
  • Julia L. Small, University of Massachusetts Chan School of Medicine, Class of 2024
  • Kimberly J. Dawes, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2025

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