Massachusetts Medical Society: Suffolk District Medical Society

Suffolk District Medical Society

Suffolk District Medical Society Officers 2021-2022

President: Najmosama Nikrui, M.D. 
Vice President: Shaan-Chirag Gandhi, M.D., DPHIL 
Secretary/Treasurer: Don Condie, M.D.

Contact Information

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

District Event/Activity Contact:
Linda Howard, Manager,

Click Here to View the Suffolk District Community Clinician of the Year Award Recipients

Scholarship Announcement

The Suffolk District Medical Society announced its first annual medical student scholarship program in 2009. The district leadership has come to realize the increasing problem of medical student debt and would like to offer students in the district an opportunity to receive a scholarship.

Three awards of $3,000 each will be granted.


  1. Enrollment in good standing in the MD program of a Massachusetts medical school
  2. Eligible for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students
  3. Membership in the Suffolk District Medical Society
  4. One award per individual – no repeat awardees in future years


  1. Cover letter with a brief statement of personal goals
  2. Curriculum vitae containing legal residential address (maximum 2 pages)
  3. A statement of academic standing from the medical school
  4. Participation and/or commitment to organized medicine

Selection criteria:

  1. Quality of personal statement
  2. Academic and literary achievements
  3. Interest in community service or advocacy
  4. A diversity of represented medical schools will be sought

Application deadline: December 31.

The scholarship awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Suffolk District Medical Society, typically held in March/April. Email completed applications to:

Linda Howard,

Suffolk District News

Suffolk District Medical Society invited their members to Clery’s on Thursday, October 17, 2019 for the Students, Residents and Young Physician Reception.





The Suffolk District hosted a district family and friend outing for its district members on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at The New England Aquarium.





The Norfolk and Suffolk District Medical Societies hosted a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Faulkner Hospital.

2019 Legislative Breakfast

Picture left to right are:
Front row: Brendan Abel (MMS Regulatory and Legislative Counsel), S. Jayasankar, M.D., Natalie Kaufman (Staff Director), Representative Liz Malia, Colleen Bellotti (Legislative Aide), Senator Mike Rush, Ellana Stinson, M.D., M.P.H., Marian Craighill, M.D., M.P.H., Representative Denise Garlick, and Alexandra Kunz, M.D.
Back Row: Don Condie, M.D., Conor Kenny (Legislative Aide), Representative William Driscoll, Francis X. Campion, M.D., Mike Annunziata, M.D., Representative Paul McMurtry, Representative Jeffrey Roy, Hank Dorkin, M.D., Representative Jon Santiago, M.D., James Gessner, M.D., and Casey Rojas (Government Relations Advisor).

2019 scholarships

The Suffolk District granted four medical students scholarships at their district annual meeting on March 28, 2019.  Pictured left to right are: Shaan Chirag-Gandhi, MD, DPhil, Suffolk Secretary/Treasurer Najmosama Nikrui, MD, Suffolk Vice President, Rajesh Reddy, Tufts Medical School, Sanjana Balachandran ( accepting award for Annirudh Balachandran), Tufts Medical School, James A. Feldman, MD, MPH, Suffolk President and Suhas Gondi, Harvard Medical School.  Not pictured Lisa Simon, Harvard Medical School

Suffolk District 2019 Community Clinician of the YearFatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA was awarded the Suffolk District 2019 Community Clinician of the Year Award at the district annual meeting on March 28, 2019.  Pictured left to right are: Shaan Chirag-Gandhi, MD, DPhil, Suffolk District Secretary/Treasurer, James  A. Feldman, MD, MPH, Suffolk District President, Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA and Najmosama Nikrui, MD, Suffolk District Vice President

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