MSSNY Welcomes Mary Bassett, MD, MPH as NYS Department of Health Commissioner

Statement Attributable to: Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP President, Medical Society of the State of New York

“MSSNY extends a warm welcome to Dr. Mary Bassett as she begins her tenure today as New York State’s Health Commissioner. Our member physicians look forward to working closely with Dr. Bassett to address the health needs of all New Yorkers.

“Dr. Bassett joins New York State at a uniquely challenging time in history and we are confident that her wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of public health will help her to guide New Yorkers through to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic—and future public health challenges.

“During her years as commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dr. Bassett worked to tackle racial, ethnic, and economic health inequities. We look forward to working with her to address those needs throughout the State in our shared fight for quality, accessible, and affordable health care for all New Yorkers.”

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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.

Media Contact:Roseann Raia | Communications / Marketing
Medical Society of the State of New York
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Westbury, NY 11590
516.488.6100 x302 | [email protected]


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