King County Medical Society Committees

The King County Medical Society strives to provide its members with the best possible opportunities to influence their community and make meaningful contributions towards realizing the goals and objectives of the Society. Being a member of a Society committee is one of the best ways for doctors to work together, form connections, and effect change.

The King County Medical Society has five standing committees:

  1. Public Health,
  2. Physician Wellness,
  3. Events and Continuing Medical Education,
  4. Mental Health, and the
  5. Historical Committee.

If you are interested in joining a committee and would like more info on how to join, please contact Salem Adisu at

At the core of King County Medical Society is the ability to act as a champion for King County residents. The Public and Mental Health Committee reviews public health-related projects and programs and determines how the Society can participate and get involved. In addition, the committee examines existing public health programs and develops new plans and programs with community groups to address special issues of concern. The latest committee activities have included policy direction and recommendations on legislative matters including: homelessness, access to appropriate medical services, child wellness, and gun legislation.

Chair: Amish Dave, MD, MPH

Members: Rajneet Lamba, MD | Constance Mao, MD, Martin Siegel, MD | Robert Wood, MD | , Nancy Fisher, MD | Teresa Girolami, MD | Ellen Thomason Derrick, MD | Hunter Handsfield, MD | John Wynn, MD |Erin Bauer, MD | John Lynch, MD | Jeff Duchin, MD | King Holmes, MD John Halsell, MD | Ed Leonard, MD | James Harnish, MD | Ellen Passloff, MD | Nancy Belcher, Ph.D., CEO King County Medical

Dr. Eliza Hutchinson, Chair

The Events, Community Relations and CME Committees are combined for now. These committees coordinate the planning, organization, and location for meetings for Society member groups, and between the various levels of government, the private sector, academic communities. Other relevant stakeholders involved in providing medical services or promoting legislation impacting the practice of medicine are always welcome allies.

The committee plans, develops, and provides oversight for the Continuing Medical Education Events offered by the Society. The CME offerings strive to provide training for physicians that is unique and inclusive to all physicians regardless of their specialties.

The Committee is responsible for developing strategies to help the King County Medical Society Community Foundation.

The Committee also works to positively impact its community by supporting programs and initiatives that advance the interests of both the Society’s members and the community through mentoring and community improvement projects such as the current PPE initiative. As an institution, the Society is deeply committed to enriching the health care community in King County.

Co-Chairs: Daniel Low & Rajeet S. Lamba
Members: Don Ross, Ellen Thomason Derrick, Mark Levy, Teresa Girolami, Nancy Belcher

At the core of King County Medical Society is the ability to act as a champion for King County residents. The Mental Health Committee reviews programs and determines how the Society can participate and get involved.

Don Ross MD, Chair

With a 132 year history it only makes sense to have a historical committee. The activities of the King County Medical Society are worth recording and recognizing. In addition to recording the history of the Society and the advances in medical practice, this committee hosts a monthly ‘Speaker Series’ at noon on Tuesdays.