Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, Elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York
For Immediate Release
Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, Elected President
of the Medical Society of the State of New York
MSSNY is the State’s Primary Professional Organization for Physicians
Westbury, NY—May 3, 2021— Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, was elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York on May 1. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Sellers is the Physician Executive leading the Bassett Medical Group based in Cooperstown, New York.
Originally from Buffalo, Dr. Sellers earned his BA degree from the University of Rochester and his MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at the Albany Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.
An attending physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY and the Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Dr. Sellers is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he has served as a primary care clerkship preceptor for over twenty years.
Dr. Sellers has served medical missions in Haiti and Kenya and is a volunteer physician with the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Sellers has been a trustee of the Cobleskill Regional Hospital for the past 20 years and served for 22 years on the Schoharie County Board of Health.
An active member of organized medicine since 1990, Dr. Sellers previously served MSSNY as President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Secretary. He served as MSSNY’s Third District Councilor from 2004-2010, and Third District President from 1998-2004. Additionally, he served as Chair of MSSNY’s Political Action Committee from 2010 to 2019. He was president of the Schoharie County Medical Society from 1990-1994.
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.
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