Massachusetts Medical Society: Suffolk District Medical Society

Suffolk District Medical Society

Suffolk District Medical Society Officers 2023-2024

President: Shaan C. Gandhi, MD
Vice President: Michael Lubrano, MD
Secretary: Marian Craighill, MD
Treasurer: Marian Craighill, MD

Contact Information

Email: nero@mms.org
Mailing Address: 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA  02451-1411
Telephone Number: 781-434-7211; 800-944-5562

District Event/Activity Contact:
Linda Howard, Manager, lhoward@mms.org

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.

Eligibility:

  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

Requirements:

  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
  5. A letter of recommendation from a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society (preferably a Suffolk District member), and not from a medical student or resident

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, lhoward@mms.org

Suffolk District News

Dr. Fred Shapiro honored by the Suffolk District Medical Society as 2023 Community Clinician of the Year

Fred Shapiro

Dr. Fred Shapiro, an anesthesiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the Suffolk District Medical Society’s 2023 Community Clinician of the Year.

Shapiro is a past president of the Suffolk District Medical Society. He is a member of and vice-chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Interspecialty and is a longtime member and leader of the American Medical Association, the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesia and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Shapiro is a graduate of Temple University and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.


Dr. Fred Shapiro awarded 2023 Community Clinician of the Year at Suffolk District Medical Society Annual Meeting

2023 CCYA Dr. Fred Shapiro and President Dr. Shaan Chirag Gandhi

The Suffolk District Medical Society hosted its district annual meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Boston College Club. At that meeting, they honored 2023 Community Clinician of the Year Dr. Fred Shapiro. Pictured left-to-right: Fred Shapiro, DO (2023 Community Clinician of the Year) and Shaan Chirag Gandhi, MD, DPhil (President, Suffolk District Medical Society).


Suffolk District Medical Society congratulates winners of the 2023 Scholarship Award

2023 Suffolk District Medical Society scholarship recipients

The Suffolk District Medical Society granted four scholarships at its district annual meeting on March 23, 2023, at the Boston College Club. Pictured left-to-right: Jacob Rha (Tufts), Shaan Chirag Gandhi, MD, DPhil, President, Suffolk District Medical Society, and Arvin Saleh (Tufts). Not pictured: Christoph Baker (Tufts) and Carolyn Wilson (Boston University).

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