Massachusetts Medical Society: Charles River District Medical Society

Charles River District Medical Society

Charles River District Medical Society Officers 2021-2022

President: Brenda Anders Pring, MD
Vice President: Pei-Li Huang, MD
Secretary: David Kieff, MD
Treasurer: David Kieff, MD

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1414
Telephone Numbers: 781-434-7211, 800-944-5562

District Event/Activity Contact: Linda Howard, Manager 

CRDMS Scholarship Program Criteria

The Charles River District Medical Society Program is available to any medical school student enrolled at an approved US institution who is a legal resident of one of the five towns comprising the district: Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, and Weston. Applications must be received before December 31 of the sophomore or junior year. If the scholarship is awarded in the sophomore year it may be renewable for the junior year upon re-application and at the discretion of the Committee on Medical Education. The scholarship is awarded at the Charles River District Annual Meeting in April.


  1. A Curriculum vitae which must include: legal address, high school and date of graduation; medical school and expected date of graduation.
  2. A letter which includes a statement of personal goal.
  3. A copy of the Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid Service Form or a financial aid form of equivalent informational value (not the summary page). Financial information is expected to be comprehensive (this should include parents' resources).
  4. A letter from the financial aid officer of the medical school with detailed verification of financial need.
  5. A statement of academic standing from the medical school.
  6. A letter of recommendation from a district society member or a faculty member.


Email completed applications to:

Linda Howard,

Charles River District News

Sustainable Wellesley

Charles River District as part of their commitment to the communities in their catchment area- Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley and Weston donate annually to a non-profit. This year the Charles River District donated $3,000 to Sustainable Wellesley.

Sustainable Wellesley is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that engages residents, businesses and the Town of Wellesley in actions required for sustainability, including: protecting our climate; reducing pollution of air, land and water; preserving biodiversity; minimizing waste; and ensuring environmental justice.

Due to COVID-19, the check presentation occurred over Zoom. Dr. Leonard Finn, president of Charles River was invited by the Sustainable Wellesley's leadership team members, Dr. Regina LaRocque, Phyllis Theermann, Mary Gard, Quentin Prideaux so they could thank the district for their generous donation.

2019 Charles River District CCYA

Michael Lew, MD was honored as the 2019 Charles River District Community Clinician of the Year at the district annual meeting held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ the Wellesley Country Club.
Pictured Left to right are: Carl Brownsberger, MD, Michael Lew, MD and Laura McCann, MD, President, Charles River  District.

2018 Scholarship Awardees

2018 Scholarship Awardees and the Charles River District Scholarship Committee
Front row- left to right: Alanna Hickey (UMASS), Rebecca Fiske-accepting for Eric Robbins (Tufts), Amanda Freeman, MD, Heidi Fisher, MD, Back row- left to right: Matthew Levine (NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine), Sally Sveda, MD, and David Golden, MD

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2022 Awards: Call for Nomination

Do you have a colleague who deserves to be nominated for their outstanding work or service to the community? The MMS and its Committee on Recognition Awards are currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Awards. Additional info and applications.

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