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MMS Names Lois Dehls Cornell Executive Vice President

WALTHAM — The Mass. Medical Society board of trustees announced it has selected Lois Dehls Cornell as the society’s new executive vice president. Cornell will assume leadership of the organization on June 1, succeeding Corinne Broderick, who will retire in May after a 32-year career with the society and serving as executive vice president for the last 14 years.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next executive vice president for the medical society,” Cornell said. “I look forward to partnering with the society’s physician leaders to continue its proud tradition of advocacy for Massachusetts’ physicians and the advancement of medical knowledge.”

Cornell was employed for more than two decades at Tufts Health Plan, where, most recently, she served as chief administrative officer and general counsel. She earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law and, prior to joining Tufts, was an associate at Goodwin Procter in Boston. In addition, she serves on many association and nonprofit boards, including the American Health Lawyers Assoc. and the Pan-Mass Challenge.

Cornell’s selection was the outcome of a national search process conducted by the board’s search committee, which was chaired by Dr. Dennis Dimitri, MMS president. The committee was assisted by the executive search firm Spencer Stuart.

“During the search process, Lois emerged as the candidate who most strongly meets the defined position requirements,” Dimitri said. “She is passionate about healthcare, and I’m confident that she is superbly qualified to lead our organization into the future.”

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