Massachusetts Medical Society: Member Making a Difference

Member Making a Difference

Member Making a Difference, a feature of our member publication Vital Signs, highlights the many ways our members make an impact on their communities, patients, and the medical profession. Meet some of our members below.


Dr. Fidencio Saldaña

Dr. Fidencio Saldaña

As the dean for students at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fidencio Saldaña takes to heart the challenges of clinical teaching and administrative support of students.

To read the full interview from the November-December 2021 Vital Signs, click here.


Dr. Philomena A. Asante

Dr. Philomena A. Asante

A pediatrician, public health leader and student health expert, Dr. Philomena A. Asante is the chair of the Black Women in Medicine Conference, a virtual event hosted by the MMS.

To read the full interview from the September-October 2021 Vital Signs, click here.


Dr. Daniel Chonde

Read about fourth-year radiology resident Dr. Daniel Chonde, whose creative portfolio in health equity includes an award-winning language translation app to expedite imaging services during COVID-19.

To read the full interview from the May-June 2021 Vital Signs, click here.


Dr. Andrew Jorgensen

Learn from Dr. Andrew Jorgensen, CMO at Outer Cape Health Services, about the varied health needs of the Outer Cape during COVID-19, from a sparse winter population to the influx of summer visitors.

To read the full interview from the April 2021 Vital Signs, click here.


Dr. Simone Wildes

Infectious disease physician Dr. Simone Wildes is making a difference in COVID-19 vaccine policy, vaccine confidence, and racial equity in medicine for patients and physicians in Massachusetts.

To read the full interview from the January-February 2021 Vital Signs, click here.


LaShyra Nolen

Meet LaShyra Nolen, an MMS member with a passion for social justice who is making a difference as an activist, writer, and president of her class at Harvard Medical School.

To read the full interview from the November-December 2020 Vital Signs, click here.


Dr. Jane Lochrie

After 24 years of volunteering at Saint Anne’s Free Medical Program in Shrewsbury, Dr. Jane Lochrie opened and runs a second free clinic at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Worcester.

To read the full interview from the October 2020 Vital Signs, click here.


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