From the President, Dr. Claire Cronin

Dear Members of the Boston Surgical Society,

I am delighted to introduce myself as the newly appointed President of the Boston Surgical Society. Having attended meetings since I was an intern, served on the Executive Council since 2017, and acted as the Secretary for three years, it is truly an honor to lead this Society for the next year.

Under the exceptional leadership of Dr. Marc Rubin, 2023 celebrated the largest recruiting year in our history, welcoming 50 new members. I encourage each member to keep the momentum going by reaching out to a colleague or new hire, with the aim of bringing in one new candidate during this coming year.

Our agenda for 2024 promises and array of engaging events, starting with a Hernia Panel Debate moderated by Dr. David Berger from MGH and Dr. Jordan Gutweiler from Atrius Health on February 5th via Zoom. On March 4th, Dr. Carrie Cunningham from MGH will share her inspiring personal story at the Doubletree Inn in Cambridge. The ever-popular resident’s “Case of the Year” competition will take place on April 1st. Join us on November 4th for Dr. Liz Pomfret’s return to Boston to speak on Transplantation. December will feature our Annual Business Meeting and Presidential Address.

I will be sending information out about the Tripartite Meeting in Philadelphia for May 3rd. Members from The New York and Philadelphia Society are planning an enriching day in a historical location. We are looking to nominate two residents from the Boston area to present in the Resident’s Presentation. We will solicit nominations from this membership next month.

Kristen Boyer has retired as the Executive Director of the Society after 13 years of dedicated service. Lauren Henderson, an operating nurse supervisor from Mount Auburn Hospital will be taking over Executive duties. Please extend a warm welcome to Lauren at our March meeting.

The Boston Surgical Society relies on your support through membership dues, which fund our dinners and operations. Kindly take a moment to pay your annual bill at today.

I look forward to an incredible year filled with exciting presentations and connections. See you all in February!

Best Regards,

Claire Cronin, MD, FACS, MBA

2024 President, Boston Surgical Society