Officers and Council Members

Officers and Council 2018

Title Name
President Mark Callery
President Elect Frederick Millham
Vice President Donald Hess
Secretary David McAneny (elected 2015)
Treasurer Marc Rubin (elected 2018)
Dinner Chairman Richard Ehrlichman (elected 2015)
Councilors Peter Burke (2018)
Gerry Doherty (2019)
Claire Cronin (2020)
Robert Driscoll (2020)
Kevin McCarthy (2021)
Past Presidents Pardon Kenney
William Mackey
Nominating Chair Susan Briggs

Officers and Council Biographies

President - Mark P. Callery, MD
Mark Callery head shotMark P. Callery, MD

serves 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, and Tufts University in Medford.

President Elect - Fred 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.


Vice President - Dr. Donald Hess
Dr. Donald Hess Head ShotDr. Donald Hess
  • Member of Boston Surgical Society since 2002
  • Current Vice President
  • Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at BMC
  • Director of Bariatric Surgery at BMC
Pardon R. Kenney, MD, MMSc, FACS
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
William Mackey, MD
Dr. Bill-Mackey Head ShotDr. Bill Mackey

has most recently served as Surgeon-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center and Andrews Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine.  He served the Boston Surgical Society as Vice President for the 2012-2013 season and as President for the 2016-2017 season.


Claire T. Cronin, MD, MBA, FACS.
Dr. Claire Cronin-headshotClaire T. Cronin, MD, MBA, FACS.

Claire Cronin is the Chief of Breast Surgery at Atrius Health and is associated with the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospitals, as well as Mount Auburn Hospital. Having trained in Boston, she has been attending the Boston Surgical Society meetings for 23 years. In 2017, she was invited to join the Executive Council.

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 Secretary of the Boston Surgical Society and served as Councilor during 2007-2010.

Gerard M. Doherty, MD
Gerard M. Doherty, MD

Dr. Gerard Doherty Head Shot Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School.
Surgeon-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Crowley Family Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

A graduate of College of the Holy Cross and Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Doherty completed his residency training at UCSF, including 2 years at the National Cancer Institute. He spent 9 years on faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, and became the NW Thompson Professor and Head of General Surgery at the University of Michigan in 2002. In 2012, he became Chair of Surgery at Boston University and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center, and in 2016 moved to his current position.

He is currently the President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons. His bibliography includes over 300 publications and several edited books as well as journal editorial positions.



Dr. Marc Rubin
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.


Peter A. Burke, MD, FACS
Dr. Peter Burke Head ShotPeter Burke, M.D.,

Is a professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, has been the chief of trauma services at Boston Medical Center since 2008. His laboratory research interests are focused on the molecular response to injury and its effect on transcriptional regulation. Clinically, he is involved in the delivery of trauma, emergency, general surgery and surgical critical care. His clinical research are focused on nutritional and metabolic responses to trauma and critical illness.

Richard J. Ehrlichman, MD FACS
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 Fight Surgeon for the Massachusetts National Guard.

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

Susan Miller Briggs MD, MPH, FACS
Dr. Susan Miller BriggsDr. Susan Briggs

Is a Senior Surgeon and Director of the International Trauma and Disaster Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and an Affiliate Faculty in the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Program in Global Surgery. Dr. Briggs is the inaugural recipient of the Carmella R. and Steven C. Kletjian Endowed Chair in Global Surgery at MGH.

Dr. Briggs has been President of the Panamerican Trauma Association, Vice-President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and Vice-President and President of Boston Surgical Society.  She is the Editor of the American Journal of Disaster Medicine. Dr. Briggs received the American College of Surgeons International Surgical Volunteerism Award for her disaster and humanitarian work.


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.


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.