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 six standing committees: Events and Continuing Education Committee, the Medical Student Committee, the Community Relations Committee, the Public and Mental Health Committee, the Professional Clinic Leadership Committee, and the Historical Committee.

If you are interested in joining a committee and would like more info on how to join, please contact Reed Belcher at jreed@kcmsociety.org.

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.

Amish Dave, MD, MPH | Chair

Rajneet Lamba, MD | Contance 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 |

The Events and CME Committee coordinates 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.

Co-Chairs: Anh Truong & Kevin Johnson
Members: Teresa Girolami, Nancy Belcher, Nancy Linscott, Amish Dave, Kevin Auld

The Community Relations Committee is responsible for developing strategies to help the King County Medical Society Community Foundation develop a scholarship program for medical students.

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. As an institution, the Society is deeply committed to enriching the health care community in King County. The Community Relations Committee will be continually producing events and activities. Stay tuned for updates!

Co-Chairs: Daniel Low & Rajneet Lamba
Members: Don Ross, Ellen Thomason Derrick, Kevin Auld, Daniel Wuthrich, 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

Formerly known as the Historical Committee, this assembled group of currently practicing and retired physicians meets monthly to participate in a rich and diverse program of presentations offered at the King County Medical Society building at 200 Broadway.

Provided with the Speaker Series, there is a free lunch, interest group meetings, and ample time for conversation among members with shared interests. We pride ourselves in fostering a congenial environment for the presentation of scholarly work and for discussion and debate. The series recognizes and encourages historical, current and future medical research and interpretation of the highest quality medical practice.

Speakers from various fields present at the monthly luncheon meetings to talk about various topics in healthcare and research from the past, present, and near future. Lunch provided! Past topics have included: “Surgery in Wartime Iraq”, “Forged by the Knife: The Experience of Surgical Residency from the Perspective of a Woman of Color”, and “Genome Therapy”. These talks and luncheons are available to any members of King County Medical Society!

Chair: Everardo Espinoza

Questions? Contact Salem Adisu, sadisu@kcmsociety.org

As women continue to break down barriers, this committee will gather to discuss how women are currently succeeding in health care and what we can do to further their efforts. This committee intends to develop into a multiple facilitated networking opportunity.

The goal of this committee is to promote women in leadership positions across the health care industry. King County Medical Society provides a voice and progressive leadership for women in health care and empowers them in their personal and professional lives. We will address issues such as integrated leadership development and gender equity in health care. If you would like to help develop this committee please reach out directly to: nbelcher@kcmsociety.org

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