Officers and Council Members

Officers and Council 2021-2022

Title Name
President David McAneny
President Elect Marc Rubin
Vice President John Mullen
Secretary Claire Cronin (elected 2020)
Treasurer Dmitry Nepomnayshy (elected 2022)
Dinner Chairman James Yoo (elected 2019)
Councilors Kevin McCarthy (2021)
Jennifer Tseng (2022)
Dana Fugelso (2023)
Dmitry Nepomnayshy (2023)
Jason Hall (2026)
Kristin Raven (2026)
Past Presidents Richard Ehrlichman
Frederick Millham
Nominating Chair Mark Callery
Communications Committee Motaz Qadan
F. Thurston Drake

Officers and Council Biographies

President David McAneny, MD
David McAneny, MD
Dr. David McAneny Head Shot

is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Boston University School of Medicine.  Dr. McAneny is the current President of the Boston Surgical Society, having served as Secretary (2015-2019) and Councilor (2007-2010).

President-Elect Marc Rubin, MD
Dr. MARC Rubin
Dr. Marc Rubin Head Shot

is a colon and rectal surgeon who has been practicing on Boston’s North Shore for over 25 years. He is Chair of the Department of Surgery at North Shore Medical Center, served as Chief of the Division of Community Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Regionally, he is a past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Quality and Patient Safety Division of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. He chairs the Massachusetts Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative and co-chairs the Mass General Brigham Colorectal Surgery Collaborative. Nationally, he is a past Governor of the American College of Surgeons and has served as an Associate Editor of the journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. He has been a member of many committees of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

 

Vice President John Mullen, MD

John Mullen, MD 

is a surgical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) specializing in the surgical management of soft tissue sarcomas and upper GI cancers. Dr. Mullen is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and serves as the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at the MGH. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and completed his residency training in general surgery at the MGH. He then completed a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Mullen’s academic focus is in surgical education and clinical and translational cancer research.  Dr. Mullen serves in the leadership of several national surgical societies, and he serves on the editorial boards of five of the leading journals in his specialty.

Secretary Claire T. Cronin, MD, MBA
Claire T. Cronin, MD, MBA

is the Executive Chair of Specialties and the Chief of Breast Surgery at Atrius Health. She is clinically associated with the Beth Israel Lahey Health System as well as Mount Auburn Hospital. Having trained in Boston, she has been attending the Boston Surgical Society meetings for over twenty years. In 2017, she was invited to join the Executive Council of BSS and was elected Secretary in 2020.

Treasurer Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD

is a senior surgeon in General Surgery at the Lahey Hosital and Medical Center in Burlington MA and Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University.  At Lahey, he is Director of Professional Development and Simulation, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency program.  His clinical specialty includes bariatric and minimally invasive surgery and his research interests focus on surgical education, with special emphasis on how to teach and assess surgical expertise.  Most recently, he was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award from the entire Tufts 2018 graduating class.

Dinner Chairman James Yoo, MD

James Yoo, MD serves as Dinner Chairman of the Boston Surgical Society.  Dr. Yoo is a colorectal surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He is a graduate of Brown University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He completed a general surgery residency at BIDMC and a colorectal surgery fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  Clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.  Basic science research focuses on the role of the stroma on colitis-associated cancer.

Councilor - Kevin McCarthy, MD

KEVIN McCARTHY, MD

serves as Chief of Surgery at Norwood hospital.  Regionally,he is President of the Plymouth district medical society, and has roles of the board of directors of specialty care, and the Blue Cross/ Blue Shield credentials committee.  He is a clinical preceptor for the Tufts Physician Assistants program.  Like his father Dr. Philip McCarthy, Kevin has been a longstanding devotee to the BSS, and they continue to enjoy our events together.

 

Councilor - Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH

Jennifer Tseng MD now serves as Councilor to the BSS.  Dr. Tseng is the Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center.  She graduated from Stanford University and medical school at the University of California San Francisco. She moved to Boston for general surgery residency at the MGH.  Her fellowship training in Surgical Oncology was at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She obtained her MPH degree in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Dr. Tseng’s clinical interests are in gastrointestinal surgical oncology.

Councilor - Dana Fugelso, MD

 

Dr. Dana Fugelso is a general surgeon in Brookline, Massachusetts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Councilor - Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD

is a senior surgeon in General Surgery at the Lahey Hosital and Medical Center in Burlington MA and Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University.  At Lahey, he is Director of Professional Development and Simulation, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Fellowship, and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency program.  His clinical specialty includes bariatric and minimally invasive surgery and his research interests focus on surgical education, with special emphasis on how to teach and assess surgical expertise.  Most recently, he was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award from the entire Tufts 2018 graduating class.

Councilor - Jason Hall, MD

Jason Hall, MD

Councilor - Kristin Raven, MD

Kristin Raven, MD

Past President - Richard J. Ehrlichman, MD
Richard J. Ehrlichman, MD

Is an Assistant Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of both the division of Plastic Surgery and the MGH Burn Associates. Dr. Ehrlichman is a Senior Surgeon at Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston. He specializes in postburn reconstruction and reconstruction after skin and breast cancer.

Dr. Ehrlichman is a Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps. and deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011 – 2012. He is the Senior Physician and Flight Surgeon for the Massachusetts National Guard.

Dr. Ehrlichman has also served as Vice President of the Boston Surgical Society.

Past President - Frederick Millham, MD, MBA
Dr. Fred Millham Head ShotFred Millham, MD, MBA

A graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine and the Boston University Surgical Residency.  He has practiced trauma surgery and acute care at Boston Medical Center, Newton Wellesley Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is currently Surgeon-in-Chief at the South Shore Health System in Weymouth Massachusetts.

His current projects include: Value creation using  multiply curated quality and performance data across surgical disciplines.  The development of durable practices leading to sustained improvement in operating room utilization using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. And clarifying trends and variation in management of adhesive small bowel obstruction.  Dr. Millham also teaches an undergraduate seminar in surgical history at Harvard College, and chairs a data utilization subcommittee of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Statewide Trauma Committee.

Nominating Chair - Mark P. Callery, MD

Mark Callery head shotMark P. Callery, MD served in 2018 as the 104th President of the Boston Surgical Society.  He also served as BSS Secretary from from 2010-15.  Dr. Callery is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Chief, Division of General Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  His clinical interests include General Surgery and advanced pancreaticobiliary surgery.  He grew up in Lowell, and was educated at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Tufts University in Medford, and The Albany Medical College in New York. After residency at Washington University in St. Louis, he was a Fellow in HPB Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Motaz Qadan, MD
Motaz Qadan, MD, PhD
Motaz Qadan, MD, PhD, is a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Qadan received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Edinburgh Medical School. He completed surgical residency at Stanford University, where he served as administrative chief resident. Following this, he completed a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and served as the educational coordinator during his fellowship. Dr. Qadan is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd). He is a surgical member of the multidisciplinary cancer team at the MGH in Boston.
F. Thurston Drake, MD, MPH

F. Thurston Drake, MD, MPH

is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. He received an AB in English Literature from Princeton University, his MD from the University of Utah, and an MPH from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He trained in General Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Comprehensive Endocrine Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Drake is currently a member of the BSS Communications Committee.