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MORRIS AUSTER TO HEAD MSSNY’S DIVISION OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

Westbury, New York, October 10, 2016—Morris (Moe) Auster, JD, has been promoted to MSSNY’s Senior Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Previously, he was Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs since 2012. 

“Moe is an expert on both state and national issues,” said MSSNY Executive Vice President Phil Schuh. “He has been a key partner in the formation of many of MSSNY’s policy issues for almost two decades.  I am confident that Moe will continue to be a great asset to the medical society.”

During his tenure at MSSNY,
Auster has been extensively involved in the negotiation and enactment of numerous managed care reform protections, as well as worked with numerous advocacy groups to fight back against legislation that would have exacerbated an already dysfunctional medical liability adjudication system.
Auster has worked closely with state medical societies across the country to facilitate physician grass roots advocacy with New York's Congressional delegation.  He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the AMA's Advocacy Resource Center, a group dedicated to assisting state medical societies across the country in their advocacy efforts with their State Legislatures.

Auster joined MSSNY in 1998 as Counsel in the Division of Governmental Affairs. He began his career as Associate Counsel in the New York State Assembly Majority Leader’s Office.

A 1992 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Mr. Auster received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School of Union University in 1995. He lives in Niskayuna, NY, with his wife, Martha, and their two daughters, Abby, 13, and Hailey Clare, 11. 

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Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state's principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality healthcare services for all.

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