MSSNY eNews: May 25, 2022

MSSNY Statement on Texas Shooting
MSSNY sent the following statement to the press today:

Statement Attributable to:
Parag Mehta, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York

“Less than two weeks after the heartbreaking mass shooting in our own community of Buffalo, we are again distraught by yet another mass shooting. MSSNY offers our deep condolences to the victims’ families. The horrific event in Texas yesterday—this time causing the unimaginable deaths of 19 innocent children and two teachers—reminds us of the urgent need for a waiting period and background checks for firearms purchases.

“MSSNY supports legislation that requires a waiting period and background checks prior to the purchase of all firearms, including the person-to-person transfer, internet sales, and interstate transactions of all firearms. In addition, MSSNY supports a ‘red flag’ concept in New York State.

“As a father, I say enough is enough.  These measures must be enacted as soon as possible to help prevent further tragedies from occurring.”

MSSNY’s House of Delegates Highlights

MSSNY’s 215th House of Delegates meeting was held at the Westchester Marriot in Tarrytown last weekend. Check back in next week’s edition of eNews for a summary of the resolutions that were passed during the proceedings. In the meantime, following is the new slate of officers elected over the weekend, followed by some photos highlighting the weekend events. Check MSSNY’s social media channels for more photos and highlights from the weekend: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Officers (Each for term of 2022-2023)
President Parag H. Mehta, MD, Kings
President-Elect Paul A. Pipia, MD, Nassau
Vice-President Jerome C. Cohen, MD, Broome
Secretary Howard H. Huang, MD, Jefferson
Assistant Secretary Joshua M. Cohen, MD, New York
Treasurer Mark J. Adams, MD, Monroe
Assistant Treasurer Frank G. Dowling, MD, Suffolk
Speaker William R. Latreille, MD, FACP, Franklin
Vice-Speaker Maria A. Basile, MD, Suffolk
Councilors (Four for term 2021-2024)
First District Penny Stern, MD, Queens
Second District Daniel Choi, MD, Suffolk
Third District Jose David, MD, Albany
Ninth District Daniel Gold, MD, Westchester

OMSS Councilor (Term 2022-2025) – L. Carlos Zapata, MD, Queens
RFS Councilor (One year term 2022-2023) – Randall Porter, MD, Monroe
MSS Councilor (One year term 2022-2023) – Leanna Knight, Monroe

Trustees (One Five Year Term 2022-2027) – Bonnie L. Litvack, MD, Westchester



Congratulations to MSSNY’s Poster Symposium Winners!

MSSNY Immediate Past President Quoted in Buffalo News Following Buffalo Mass Shooting
The Buffalo (NY) News (5/20, Scanlon) reports, “The mass shooting in Buffalo last weekend provided yet another example why many in the health field – frustrated that gun safety debates all too often start and end with talk of more background checks and renewed automatic weapons bans – look to reframe the gun-violence conversation as one focused on finding a broader array of data-driven solutions.” Medical Society of the State of New York President Joseph Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, said, “We have a crisis in racism, a crisis in gun violence, but also a crisis in the lack of services, including a lack of access to mental health care.” Dr. Sellers “believes a regional approach…would be a great first step to build more consensus nationwide.”

State’s Highest Court Rules MLMIC Policyholder Entitled to Dividend Over Employer
Last week, the New York State Court of Appeals issued a decision Columbia Memorial Hospital v. Hinds: Justia that upheld several Appellate Court decisions that concluded that a MLMIC policyholder is entitled to the proceeds of MLMIC’s de-mutualization, absent contrary terms in their contract of employment, insurance policy, or separate agreement, that the proceeds belong to the employer or entity that paid the premiums.  There had been several disputes across the state whether the dividends should be paid to the policyholder or to the employer or entity that paid the premium.  Physician policyholders whose dividends were placed into escrow due to a dispute over entitlement to these funds should reach out to their legal counsel or to MLMIC at to determine next steps.

MSSNY Collaboration Featured in ACCME Academy Course
On May 23, 2022, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) released a new course on their learning management system, ACCME Academy, based on a collaboration between MSSNY, the Texas Medical Association (TMA), and Washington State Medical Association (WSMA).  MSSNY’s CME Manager, Miriam Hardin, PhD, had teamed up with Casey Harrison, MBA, Director of Physician Education at TMA and Kendra Peterson, Associate Director, Education and Accreditation at WSMA to lead a working group for the ACCME 2021 Meeting. The working group produced a “CE Mentorship” toolkit, which can be used to administer mentorship programs within or across organizations.

ACCME has included an announcement about the course in the May 24, 2022 issue of their email Newsletter.  ACCME has designed the course to orient CME professionals on how to navigate and leverage the mentorship toolkit.

The collaboration has continued in 2022, with a mentorship pilot program open to CME providers accredited by MSSNY, TMA, and WSMA.  In April of 2022, Casey, Kendra, and Miriam led an “Inspire and Teach” online session for the ACCME 2022 Meeting, reporting on the pilot program.  The session has generated interest from other State Medical Society Accreditors, for a potential expansion of mentorship program in 2023.

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MSSNY Member’s Letter to Editor Published in New York Times:
The following letter was published in the New York Times on May 20:

Re “Adams Resists New Mandates as Covid Rises

We just don’t get it. Every time we “open up” and remove protective measures, Covid soars. Over a million Americans have died from the virus, depriving their loved ones of their presence. And needless hospitalization costs more than prevention and taxes the health system, already enormously overwhelmed.

As physicians, we aim to prevent disease. New York City’s mayor thinks that it is better to treat Covid (with expensive drugs that don’t always work and can cause serious side effects) than to take the necessary steps to avoid it. And it may be more than just the mayor’s “tickle in my throat” if you wind up in the I.C.U. or get long Covid.

Yes, the economy is vital, but more disease makes fewer people able to shop or eat out or go to work. And we don’t yet know the long-term effects on the brain and body. So prevention is key, and we need to follow the advice of public health experts who should be in control of this, not politicians.

It is not a burden to get vaccinated and boosted and wear a good-quality mask. It is a responsibility to our fellow citizens and ourselves. We used to care about each other. Taking these steps would help us finally emerge from this scourge.

Stephen Danziger, Brooklyn
The writer, a physician, is a member of the Covid-19 Task Force of the Medical Society of the County of Kings (Brooklyn)

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MANHATTAN MEDICAL SUITE FOR SALE –Prestigious Coop on 45 East 62nd St. between Madison & Park!!
This approximately 1100 square foot medical suite has a grand reception area that is large enough for 2 or 3 people to work from. There is an additional nook area currently used for paper chart files that could also be utilized to update charts online or for bookkeeping.  The waiting room has approximately 10 ft ceilings and a marble fireplace. The mahogany veneered office also has high ceilings. The reception area and 3 exam rooms have a drop ceiling that was installed to accommodate more electricity for the current owner’s use for laser machines. There are 1.5 bathrooms. Medical equipment is also available for sale. The property needs a cosmetic renovation update. To schedule a showing: or Call: Melissa Alonso with Nestseekers International: 646.403.7311
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Medical Office for Rent (Poughkeepsie) and Share (Tuckahoe)
Poughkeepsie Office Suite 1100+ sq ft, w/ five office consult-exam rooms, waiting and receptionist area, restroom & private restroom, 1 block away from MidHudson Regional Hospital. Tuckahoe office 2 1500+ sqft suites for share, 3 exam rooms with procedure room, storage room. 1 block away from train station.

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Medical Office Suite for Rent  (Downtown, New York City) – Ready to Move In!
On Canal Street, NYC : near Mulberry and Mott Street. Busy area near Subways. In a professional 7day/week concierge building . Office Suite 1002+ sq ft, beautiful & bright w/ five office consult-exam rooms, Spacious waiting and receptionist area, utility room & private restroom.  MUST SEE!  Please Call for showing at: 917-378-2699 or email: Ask for Sammie.

Rendr- Transforming Healthcare – Leadership Opportunity: Associate Chief Medical Office, SVP of Population Health, Bilingual English and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) preferred
Job Position: Associate Chief Medical Office, SVP of Population Health in this role, you will lead and provide a wide range of support through population health, quality measures, practice transformation, Rendr360 department, House Calls, and other projects.  Please send resumes We are offering leadership opportunities to Physicians who are interested in providing high-quality clinical care to our patients in the diverse communities that we serve. As a rapidly growing network, we provide a supportive environment for our physicians to practice medicineunder the guidance of dedicated medical leadership.

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Board Certified Cardiologist Position
Exceptional private practice cardiology employment opportunity. Manhattan Cardiology is a state-of-the-art cardiology practice located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The position is 100% outpatient cardiology with minimal call and excellent compensation structure and benefits. The practice is looking to add an enthusiastic and hardworking cardiologist to join our team.

Board certification is preferred in general cardiology, echocardiography, and ideally RPVI.

Job Type: Full Time with a very competitive salary and excellent benefits awaits the qualified candidate.

Please send resumes to

Board Certified Internal or Family Medicine Physician
Be a part of our care team and join our mission to provide the highest standard of healthcare to each one of our patients. Medical Offices of Manhattan is looking for a full time enthusiastic, hard-working and responsible Board-Certified Internal or Family Medicine Physician.

Responsibilities include caring for, diagnosing and managing patients. Board certification is a must. The position is 100% outpatient with minimal call and an excellent salary with benefits.

Please send resumes to

Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner
A growing multispecialty practice in Manhattan, Medical Offices of Manhattan and Manhattan Cardiology is seeking for an enthusiastic, hardworking Board Certified Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.

Responsibilities include caring for, diagnosing, and managing patients in both the primary care and cardiology setting. The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner will collaborate with the team in diagnosing and creating plans for each patient.

The position is 100% outpatient with minimal call and excellent salary with benefits.

Please send resumes to

GI Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner
Medical Offices of Manhattan, a multi-specialty medical office is seeking for immediate hiring for an experienced and hardworking GI Physician Assistant.

Responsibilities includes managing Adult Gastroenterology patients with varying disease processes, including but not limited to GERD, IBD, bowel pattern changes, abdominal pain, and diseases related to the liver, pancreas, GI tract, and gallbladder; develops, implements, and manages therapeutic treatment regimens in collaboration with the Gastroenterologists and must possess excellent communication skills, with a focus on a team approach to patient-centered care

The position is 100% outpatient with minimal call and excellent salary with benefits.

Please send resumes to

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Medical Offices of Manhattan, a multi-specialty medical office is seeking our newest team member, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to join our fast-growing team of mental health professionals.

Responsibilities includes managing both complex psychiatric and common medical problems, assess and diagnose illness states and initiate psychotropic medication (as needed) and other therapeutic interventions and collaborate with the team in diagnosing and creating plans for each patient.

The position is 100% outpatient with minimal call and excellent salary with benefits.

Please send resumes to

In Network Registered Dietician
A growing multispecialty practice in Manhattan, Medical Offices of Manhattan is seeking an In Network Registered Dietician to join our care team for immediate need.

Responsibilities includes but not limited to conducting nutritional assessment, developing and implementing patient specific care plans and recommending nutrition care plans to patients as well as recommending therapeutic diet modifications and /or supplemental feedings to patients. Must have a degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, should be RD license, Registration by the Commission on Registration (CDR) as a Registered Dietitian (RD) in New York State plus specialized certifications as needed.

The position is 100% outpatient with excellent salary with benefits.

Please send resumes to