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Mission Statement

The commission will maintain liaison with the legislative committee of the Medical Society of the State of New York and study legislation pertaining to medical affairs introduced in the state legislature and make such comments on each legislation as may advance the mission of the Academy.

This commission shall study and make recommendations on the delivery and payment of health care services, particularly the services of family physicians.

It will address issues such as health care delivery systems, technological developments affecting the delivery of health care services, the economics of medical practice, organizational and management plans, health manpower needs and production, and quality assurance/utilization systems.

It shall advise the Board of current problems, issues and trends affecting privileges of family physicians with hospitals and managed care plans, assist members in resolving privileges problems, and advise the Board and membership regarding actions to be considered in dealing with privilege problems.

Commission Members

Chair: Jiana Menendez, MD
Vice Chair: Justin Conway, MD
Advisor – Past President: Philip Kaplan, MD
Member (3rd year): Michelle Love, MD
Member (3rd year): Jennifer Rajkumar, MD
Member (2nd year): Christina Maria Hamm, DO
Member (2nd year): Amogechukwu Okonkwo, MD
Member (2nd year): Chelsea Faso, MD
Member (2nd year): Suganya Mahinthan, MD
Member (1st year): Tonie McKenzie, MD
Member (1st year): Cean Mahmud, MD
Member (1st year): Caleb Atkins, MD
Member (1st year): Alexis Harman, MD
Resident: Pavel Burskii, MD
Student: Sarah Theiner
Student: Alicia Ciringione
Student :Karen Izquierdo
Staff: Marcy Savage