The Massachusetts Medical Society is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts.

The MMS publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and Journal Watch alerts and newsletters covering 12 specialties.

The MMS is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals.


Founded: Acts of Incorporation received final approval from the Massachusetts State Legislature on November 1, 1781. We are the oldest continuously operating state medical society in the United States.
Size (as of June 1, 2010): 22,950 physicians and medical students
Main offices in Waltham, MA.
Regional offices in Lakeville and Wilbraham, Mass.
Editorial offices for the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston
Elected Officers (2011-2012):
President: Lynda Young, M.D.
President-Elect: Richard V. Aghababian, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Vice President: Ronald W. Dunlap, M.D.
Executive Vice President
Corinne Broderick

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