May 24, 2016
ASA Member Elected President of Massachusetts Medical Society
On May 5, ASA member James S. Gessner, M.D. was elected president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Gessner is a past president of the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists and currently serves as Chair of its Judicial Committee. Dr. Gessner also is a past president of the New England Society of Anesthesiologists and currently serves as its Secretary-Treasurer.
Board certified in anesthesiology and pediatrics, Dr. Gessner currently works in private practice and is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Boston Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Harvard and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Physician anesthesiologists are currently serving as president or president-elect of state medical societies in other states including Georgia, Michigan, and Utah. Serving within the leadership of a state medical society is an incredibly important component of an effective advocacy program. As state medical societies consider advocacy related policies and positions, it is vital for physician anesthesiologists to be involved in those discussions. As these leaders bring their expertise to the state medical societies, anesthesiology is better informed and most importantly, represented.
We congratulate Dr. Gessner on his accomplishments!