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Mass. Medical Society Elects Dr. Henry Dorkin President for 2017-18

WALTHAM — Dr. Henry Dorkin was elected 2017-18 president of the Mass. Medical Society (MMS) at its recent annual meeting and will lead the statewide professional organization of 25,000 physicians and medical students as its top officer for the next year.

Dorkin is director of the Pulmonary Clinical Research Program, co-director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Center, and co-director of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center, all at Boston Children’s Hospital. A former professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, he is also associate professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a position he has held since 2002.

A member of the medical society since 1982, Dorkin served as president-elect in 2016-17 and vice president in 2015-16. He has also chaired the Task Force on Electronic Health Record Interoperability and Usability and served as a member of the Task Force on Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication, the Organized Medical Staff Section, and the committees on Preparedness, Legislation, and Membership Services.