MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590-9007
Telephone: (516) 488-6100
For Immediate Release
Maria A. Basile, MD Elected Vice Speaker of the Medical Society of the State of New York
MSSNY is the State’s Primary Professional Organization for Physicians
Westbury, NY—April 15, 2019— Maria A. Basile, MD was elected Vice Speaker at MSSNY’s 213th annual House of Delegates meeting in Tarrytown on April 13, 2019. Dr. Basile is Assistant Vice President, Medical Affairs at Mather Hospital – Northwell Health, where her responsibilities include professional credentialing, physician engagement, medical staff quality improvement, and leadership development.
Prior to assuming this role in Hospital Administration, Dr. Basile was a Colorectal Surgeon in private practice. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and is Board Certified in Health Care Quality Assurance, with specialty certification as a Physician Advisor. Dr. Basile has spoken nationally on the topics of physician engagement, medical humanities, physician wellness and resilience, medical ethics, and practice transformation.
A cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Dr. Basile earned her Medical Degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed a General Surgery residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia and a Colon and Rectal Surgery residency at St Vincent’s Medical Center in Erie, PA. She is a graduate of the United Hospital Fund/Greater NY Hospital Association’s Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, and received a Master’s in Business Administration from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.
Dr. Basile is on the Core Faculty at Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine’s Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, where she teaches medical school and graduate-level courses in Literature and Medicine. A physician-poet, she is author of Minimally Invasive: poems from a life in surgery. Her poems and articles have been published in Journal of the American Medical Association, Touch: the Journal of Healing, and The Pharos.
An active member of MSSNY, Dr. Basile currently serves as Suffolk County Councilor and as the Commissioner of Communications. Through her leadership efforts at the local and statewide levels, she has been appointed Vice Chair of the MSSNY Committee on Physician Wellness and Resilience, Co-chair of the MSSNY Committee on Women, and a Vice Chair of the MSSNY Committee on Quality. She is a Past President of the Suffolk County Medical Society.
Dr. Basile lives in East Setauket, NY, with her two college-aged children, George and Christina, and two puppies, Parker and Miles.
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About the Medical Society of the State of New York
Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state’s principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.
Medical Society of the State of New York
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