Welcome to New York County Medical Society

Since its inception in 1806, the New York County Medical Society has been representing physicians as they treat patients, advance science, maintain the standards of the profession, and protect the public health.

The mission of the New York County Medical Society is to proactively identify and respond to the evolving needs of its members; to strive for the achievement of the highest standards of medical practice and quality of care by providing extended medical education and supporting advances in medical science; to champion the integrity of the patient–physician relationship; to improve public health through education initiatives and targeted community service efforts; and to serve as a strong advocate for both members and patients by working aggressively for enactment of supportive and enabling medical legislation.

The Society has an active roster of committees that includes groups which discuss government regulations, continuing medical education, medical economics, peer review, and public health, among others.

Since its inception, the Society has been involved in every aspect of medical care in Manhattan, including:

  • bulletParticipation in the founding of Manhattan hospitals;
  • bulletFighting epidemics from smallpox to tuberculosis to AIDS;
  • bulletWorking to protect the public health, including milk inspection at area farms (a practice that the Society did into the early 70s!);
  • bulletLeading efforts to fight unfair practices by third–party payers such as suits against major health insurers;
  • bulletAdvocating for patients and the profession with New York State legislators and regulators — the Society’s work to educate government leaders on healthcare is a key part of its mission;
  • bulletAdvancing science and medical education causes;
  • bulletWelcoming new generations of physicians to practice in New York City.

Members

Message from the Executive VP

Since its inception in 1806, the New York County Medical Society has been representing physicians as they treat patients, advance science, maintain the standards of the profession, and protect the public health. The Society, a professional membership organization for physicians who live or work in the Borough of Manhattan, has a tradition of activism on behalf of practitioners and patients. As part of the federation of organized medicine, which includes the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York, the Society provides a common ground for physicians across a range of specialties to discuss health care issues of the day and work for the good of the profession and the public.

Welcome to our website, and welcome to the Society!

Signature

CHERYL M. MALONE, CAE

Executive Director