The Rhode Island Medical Society has installed new officers for 2019-20, including Cranston resident Christine Brousseau, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Woman and Infants Hospital, as president.
Chairman of the Board of Directors is Peter A. Hollmann, MD, who practices geriatrics in East Providence. The president-elect is Catherine A. Cummings, MD, who practices emergency medicine in Providence. The vice president is Elizabeth B. Lange, MD, who practices pediatrics in East Providence. The treasurer is Paari Gopalakrishnan, MD, MBA, who practices hospital medicine in Warwick. The secretary is Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD, who practices internal medicine in East Providence.
At its 208th Annual Convivium, the Medical Society honored state Sen. Joshua Miller, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, with the Dr. John Clarke Award for outstanding civic leadership and service.
The Herbert H. Rakatansky Award for medical professionalism was presented to Edward W. Martin, MD, MPH, chief medical officer of HopeHealth. Charles B. Kahn, MD, was recognized with the Halifax Award for medical volunteerism, and Elaine C. Jones, MD, received the Charles L. Hill Award for service to the Medical Society.
The Medical Society also recognized the accomplishment of four physicians under the age of 40 years. The 4 Under 40 awards were given to Adam C. Levine, MD; Gillian A. Morris, MD; Elizabeth Samuels, MD; and Simone Thavaseelan, MD.
Clinica Esperanza was chosen by nomination and vote of the membership in recognition of significant advances and milestones in health care in the Ocean State. Clinica Esperanza was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Rhode Island Medical Society Medical Purpose Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation “to support the invaluable work of the Clinic through its many volunteers in providing primary care to uninsured adults.”