Massachusetts Medical Society: Suffolk District Medical Society

Suffolk District Medical Society

Suffolk District Medical Society Officers 2022-2023

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

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA  02451-1411
Telephone Number: 781-434-7211; 800-944-5562

District Event/Activity Contact:
Linda Howard, Manager,

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.


  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


  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

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,

Suffolk District News

Dr. Jessie Gaeta honored by Suffolk District Medical Society as 2022 Community Clinician of the Year

Jessie Gaeta

Dr. Jessie Gaeta, an internal medicine and addiction medicine physician with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine, has been selected as the Suffolk District Medical Society’s 2022 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.

Gaeta, a champion for those impacted by the social determinants of health, was the chief medical officer for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program from 2015-2022.

She is a well-known and respected advocate for individuals living with substance use disorder and those experiencing homelessness.

Gaeta is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, trained at Boston University Medical Center and completed a Physician Advocacy fellowship at the Institute on Medicine as a Profession at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

In 2018, the Massachusetts Medical Society selected Gaeta as the recipient of its Award for Excellence in Medical Service.

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