Massachusetts Medical Society: Norfolk District Medical Society

Norfolk District Medical Society

Norfolk District Medical Society Officers 2020-2021

President: Mary Lou Ashur, M.D.
Vice President: Shakti Sabharwal, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer: Hemant Hora, 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: 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 April 1st 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

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 CCYANorfolk District honored their 2019 Community Clinician of the Year, Manfred Ernesti, MD,  posthumously at their annual meeting on April 10, 2019 at the Wellesley Country Club.  Dr. Ernesti’s children were in attendance to receive the award.  Pictured are: Mangadhara  Madineedi, MD, John Ernesti, William Ernest, Alex Ernesti,  Cecilia Ernesti-Bailey and Stephen Epstein, MD

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