King County Medical Society Committees

The King County Medical Society strives to provide its members with 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. Events and Continuing Medical Education,
  3. Mental Health,
  4. Historical Committee, and the
  5. Scholarship Committee.

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

At the core of KCMS 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. The committee examines existing public health programs and develops plans with community groups to address particular 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 | Robert Wood, MD | Nancy Fisher, MD | Teresa Girolami, MD | Ellen Thomason Derrick, 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., MPA, CEO KCMS

The Events, Community Relations, and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committees are combined. These committees coordinate the planning, organization, and location for meetings for Society member groups and between the various levels of government, the private sector, and 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 the CME Events offered by the Society and strives 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 KCMS Community Foundation.

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

Co-Chairs: Daniel Low, MD & Rajneet S. Lamba, MD

Members: Don Ross, MD | Ellen Thomason Derrick, MD | Mark Levy, MD | Teresa Girolami, MD | Nancy Belcher, Ph.D., MPA CEO, KCMS

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.

Chair: Don Ross MD

Members: Teresa Girolami, MD, Nancy Belcher, Ph.D., MPA

The activities of the King County Medical Society are worth recording and recognizing. With a 134 year history, it only makes sense to have a historical committee.

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. KCMS looks forward to this committee restarting soon.

At the core of King County Medical Society is the ability to support and enrich the health care community in King County. As a result, the society developed a Scholarship Committee aimed towards the future generations of medicine. This committee recognizes the extraordinary financial needs of the majority of medical students. In response to these economic challenges, the Society’s Community Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships each year with valuations based on available funds.

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for developing strategies to help the KCMS Community Foundation (KCMS-CF) continue to raise funds to impact its community positively. 

Currently, the Community Foundation is offering scholarships to support URM medical students. The KCMS-CF acknowledges the historical and enduring effects of racism against Black and Indigenous people and other People of Color. KCMS-CF recognizes the unique structural challenges URiMs face during medical training and throughout their careers and believes that diversity and inclusion in medicine remain critical to improving health care for all.

Chair: Rajneet S. Lamba, MD & Daniel Low, MD

Members:  Jasmine Abraham, MD |Erin Bauer, MD |Amish Dave, MD | Randi Huo, MD | Michelle Terry, MD | Kate Grossman, MD | Mark Levy, MD | Mandeep Walia, MD | John Lynch, MD | Jeff Duchin, MD | King Holmes, MD | John Halsell, MD | Ed Leonard, MD | James Harnish, MD | Raman Palabindala, MD | Nancy Belcher, Ph.D., MPA CEO KCMS