BOSTON (May 16, 2014) – Massachusetts Eye and Ear physician Corey E. Collins, D.O., has been elected Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide professional association of physicians with more than 24,000 members. Elected at the organization’s annual meeting May 15 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, he will serve a one-year term in that leadership post for the society.
Dr. Collins, who is Director of Pediatric Anesthesia and an Anesthesiologist at Mass. Eye and Ear, has served the medical society in many capacities since becoming a member in 1997. He is a member of the society's committees on Finance and Strategic Planning, and currently chairs the Committee on Membership. He previously chaired the Resident and Fellows Section and served on the Committee on Legislation and Task Forces on House of Delegates Procedures and Prescription Advertising and Costs. Since 2005, he has been a member of the House of Delegates.
In addition to his committee work for the society, Dr. Collins has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation since 2011, and he will begin a three-year term as chairman of the board this June.
Dr. Collins is also a member of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Activism Committee. In 2009, he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
At Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Collins oversees the administration of anesthesia care to pediatric patients for both simple and complex ophthalmologic and head and neck surgery. He currently chairs Mass. Eye and Ear’s Medical Staff Code Committee and is a member of the Mass. Eye and Ear-MGH Collaborative Working Group.
A published author of a number of scholarly articles on the care of pediatric surgical patients, Dr. Collins is also active in teaching clinical anesthesia and providing individualized educational sessions for residents from Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the University of New England in Maine. Since 2006, he has been an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
He has also participated in volunteer humanitarian efforts in Peru and Ecuador, providing surgery for children in those nations.
A 1990 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in molecular and cellular biology, Dr. Collins earned his D.O. from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine in 2000 and was president of his graduating class. He is the recipient of the Anesthesia Teaching Award from the Harvard Medical School Class of 2005, and is a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Osteopathic Medicine Fraternity. He is a veteran of military service, having served in the United States Navy from 1987-1992.
The Massachusetts Medical Society, with more than 24,000 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The Society, under the auspices of NEJM Group, publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and NEJM Journal Watch alerts and publications covering 13 specialties. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country.
(Information for this release provided by Rick Gulla, Mass. Medical Society, 781-434-7101, firstname.lastname@example.org)