Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. Ellana Stinson honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with Early Career Physician Leadership Award

Dr. Ellana Stinson honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with Early Career Physician Leadership Award

 Ellana Stinson

WALTHAM – Dr. Ellana Stinson, an emergency medicine physician at Boston Medical Center and president of the New England Medical Association, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) as the 2023 recipient of the organization’s Barbara A. Rockett, MD Early Career Physician Leadership Award, which recognizes an early career physician who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in organized medicine, patient advocacy, and mentorship.

“I have watched (Stinson) become more confident in her voice and passion for patient advocacy,” said Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, immediate past chair and at-large representative of the American Medical Association’s Minority Affairs Section Governing Council. “I am also inspired by her desire to continuously give back, either through community services or the countless number of students she has mentored over the years. I have watched her manage a busy schedule while ensuring that she kept her steadfast commitment to the mentorship of many underserved students who have chosen to pursue a career in medicine.”

Stinson, a graduate of Spelman College and Meharry Medical College who earned a Master of public health, health policy and management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, previously served as medical director of the vaccine administration site at the Reggie Lewis Center at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Stinson will receive an MBA in finance from Babson College.

“As I was being inaugurated as president of the MMS, (Stinson) reached out to me with a powerful, heartfelt, moving and inarguable letter that laid out the need for the MMS to do better and become the organization that our Black and Brown colleagues and patients deserve,” said Dr. David Rosman, past president of the Medical Society. “She sought not the limelight but rather change. She sought not to be the focus but to make the focus the right one. Her efforts were central to putting the medical society on the path to the right side of history.”

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

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