Officers and Council Members

Officers and Council 2020

Title Name
President Richard Ehrlichman
President Elect David McAneny
Vice President Doug Smink
Secretary Claire Cronin (elected 2020)
Treasurer Marc Rubin (elected 2018)
Dinner Chairman James Yoo (elected 2019)
Councilors Robert Driscoll (2020)
Kevin McCarthy (2021)
Jennifer Tseng (2022)
Dana Fugelso (2023)
Dimitry Nepomnayshy (2023)
Past Presidents Frederick Millham
Mark P. Callery
Nominating Chair Pardon Kenney
Communications Committee Motaz Qadan
Frederick Drake
Alia Qureshi

Officers and Council Biographies

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.

President Elect David McAneny, MD
Dr. David McAneny Head ShotDavid McAneny, MD

Is the Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine.  He is also Chief of the Division of General Surgery and Chief of the Section of Surgical Oncology.  Dr. McAneny is the current President-elect of the Boston Surgical Society, having served as Secretary (2015-2019) and Councilor (2007-2010).

Vice President Doug Smink, MD, MPH


Doug Smink, MD, MPH

Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH is the Chief of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and the Associate Chair of Education at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He is an Associate Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and practices minimally invasive general surgery at both Brigham and Women’s and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospitals.


Dr. Smink is also the Program Director of the general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education and as a member of the editorial board of SCORE (the Surgical Council on Resident Education).


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

Claire Cronin is the Chair of Surgical Specialties and the Chief of Breast Surgery at Atrius Health. She is 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 Marc Rubin, MD
Dr. Marc Rubin Head ShotDr. MARC Rubin

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, Chief of the Division of Community Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and 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 Partners 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.


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.

Robert P. Driscoll, MD


Has been a Boston Surgical Society member for 25 years.  My community-based practice reflects the spectrum of general surgery including surgical oncology, vascular surgery, emergency general surgery, and trauma.  For the past 14 years I have served as the Trauma Director at South Shore Health Systems, a Level 2 trauma center.  My teaching interests include simulation based training particularly as it pertains to crisis resource management skills in the operating room and massive trauma.

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.


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.

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.

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD

Dr. Dmitry Nepomnayshy now serves as councilor of the BSS.  He 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.

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.

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 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.

Pardon R. Kenney, MD, MMSc
Dr Pardon Kenney Head ShotPardon R. Kenney, MD, MMSc, FACS


  • 1972 – A.B (Biology) – Brown University, Providence, RI
  • 1975 – MMSc – Brown University, Providence, RI
  • 1975 – MD – Brown University, Providence, RI

Postgraduate training: 1975-1980, Surgical residency, Brown University Residency in Surgery,  Providence Rhode Island

Current Position: Chief of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Boston, Ma

Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Past Boston Surgical Society positions:

  • Vice-President –  2004
  • President-elect – 2016
  • President – 2017
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

Frederick Thurston Drake, MD, MPH

Dr. Drake is the Laszlo N. Tauber Assistant 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.

Alia Qureshi, MD

Alia Qureshi, MD

Alia Qureshi, MD is a minimally invasive, general and foregut surgeon in the Division of General Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Qureshi received her medical degree from the University of Toronto and went on to complete her surgical residency  also at the University of Toronto. Following this, she received her minimally invasive and foregut surgery fellowship in benign and malignant foregut disease, from Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Qureshi also serves on multiple national committees focused on foregut diseases. Accordingly, her basic science research is in the realm of Barrett’s esophagus; applying phosphorproteomics to understand the progression of Barrett’s esophagus.