Massachusetts Medical Society: Norfolk District Medical Society

Norfolk District Medical Society

Norfolk District Medical Society Officers 2022-2023

President: Shakti S. Sabharwal, MD
Vice President: Hemant Hora, MD
Secretary: Saraswathi V. Muppana, MD
Treasurer: Saraswathi V. Muppana, MD

Contact Information

Norfolk District Medical Society
Northeast Regional Office (NERO)
Mailing Address: 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA  02451-1411
Telephone Number: 781-434-7211; 800-944-5562
District Event/Activity Contact: Waqaas Bhutta     

Norfolk District Medical Society Medical Student Scholarship Grant

One nonrestrictive $5,000 scholarship will be awarded. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of Norfolk District Medical Society (NDMS) Finance Committee and the NDMS Executive Board and after review by the NDMS Scholarship and Awards Committee. The Scholarship will be announced at the Annual or Spring Awards Meeting of the Norfolk District Medical Society. We encourage all medical students to apply.


  1. Medical student must be enrolled student in a medical school program in the United States when the grant is awarded. Consideration may be given by the committee to current and former Massachusetts residents. The committee is interested to know if students are current or former residents within in the Norfolk District Medical Society boundaries. The committee will consider medical students who are active members of the Massachusetts Medical Society or Norfolk District Medical Society.
  2. The student will be accepted or enrolled in U.S. medical school - i.e., allopathic, or osteopathic medical school. Thus, the grant may be used for expenses during the four years of medical school, or to defray repayment of academic loans. The medical school will be asked to attest to the applicant's good academic standing and financial need before disbursement.

Application Process:

  1. Email complete application form and other required documentation by January 1 to Susan Frazier at or Waqaas Bhutta at
  2. Include in the Letter to the Scholarship and Awards Committee a personal statement of how this scholarship will benefit the student to defray expenses or help with academic debt.
  3. Include in the Letter to the Scholarship and Awards Committee a biographical sketch and statement of personal goals. Please include the following statement: "I certify that the information provided above is complete and accurate." and electronically or in your own hand - sign this statement. Please include a CV.
  4. One letter of reference from medical school faculty or academic mentor with whom the applicant has worked closely in a professional, academic, or volunteer environment. Any questions can be submitted to: Susan Frazier at or Waqaas Bhutta at

District News

Dr. Philip C. Carling honored by Norfolk District Medical Society with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

Philip Carling

Philip C. Carling, MD, an infectious disease specialist, has been selected by the Norfolk District Medical Society to receive the district's 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award, an award recognizing his professionalism and contributions as a physician.

Dr. Carling has been affiliated with Carney Hospital, Boston since 1975 and has served in various leadership roles. He is currently Director, Infectious Diseases Section, Department of Medicine. He is also Chairman, Infectious Control Committee. Dr. Carling has also served as Director, Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief. He was Director of the Internal Medicine Training Program and Director, Transitional Training Program. Dr. Carling has also had numerous other Hospital appointments at Boston Medical Center, Milton Hospital, South Shore Hospital, Quincy Hospital, HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Carling also serves as Professor of Clinical Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine. He is a Member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a Fellow of the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America.

Dr. Carling obtained his Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College, New York in 1969. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine from Boston University in 1970. Dr. Carling then started his military service as part of the United States Naval Support Forces in Vietnam till 1971. He was then stationed at the United States Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his military service in 1972. Dr. Carling completed his residency in Internal Medicine from Boston University Hospital in 1974. Dr. Carling then finished his Clinical and Research Fellowship in Infectious Diseases from Boston University Medical Center & Affiliated Hospitals in 1975.

Dr. Ann T. Nutt honored by Norfolk District Medical Society with the 2022 Community Clinician of the Year Award

Ann Nutt

Ann T. Nutt, MD, has been selected as the Norfolk District Medical Society for the 2022 Community Clinician of the Year Award, an award recognizing her exemplary pediatric care to her patients.

Dr. Nutt is the Director of Maternal and Child Health at Harbor Health Services. She has also served as the Interim Medical Director, Daniel Driscoll Neponset Health Center at Harbor Health Services. Dr. Nutt has been providing pediatric care at Daniel Driscoll Neponset Health Center since 1991. She is also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University.

Dr. Nutt obtained her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire in 1987. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Norfolk District Medical Society congratulates the winners of the 2022 Scholarship Award

Norfolk Scholarship Winners 2022

Pictured left to right: Ann Fefferman, Anusha Jayaram, and Nicholos Joseph

The winners are:

  • Ann Fefferman, Boston University School of Medicine, Class of 2024
  • Anusha Jayaram, Tufts University School of Medicine, Class of 2022
  • Nicholos Joseph, Harvard Medical School, Class of 2023

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