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Message on My Upcoming Retirement, from the Medical Society's Executive Vice President

Friday, August 3, 2018  
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Dear Medical Society Member:

On August 9, 2018, I will be stepping down as the Executive Vice President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia. While my upcoming retirement has been known for sometime, the reality is closing in that one week from today I will no longer be a part of this wonderful endeavor called organized medicine. I began in 1980 at the Prince Georges County (MD) Medical Society, and shortly thereafter moved to the Montgomery County (MD) Medical Society where I spent 15 years, mostly as its CEO. From there, and for the past 23 years, I have served the physicians of the Nation’s Capital as CEO of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia. It has been a unique and gratifying experience to have played a small part in making Washington a better place in which to practice medicine, while at the same time helping to improve the health of all Washingtonians.

I cannot thank you enough for entrusting me with the stewardship of this great medical society for over two decades. To the extent I have played a small part in the Medical Society’s 200 year history of accomplishment in our Nation’s Capital, it has been my privilege and honor. I will always cherish my association with MSDC and hold this organization of dedicated physicians in the highest regard. I am grateful to you all!

My successor, Robert Hay, Jr., is on-board and a more detailed release on that was e-mailed earlier this week. I know he looks forward to serving you as I have these many years, and he will introduce himself to you in a separate notice.

As I’m Irish by marriage and just back from a vacation in the Emerald Isle, I’ll close with…

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

With best wishes in all your endeavors, I remain fondly,


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