March, 2018

Flora Sadri, DO

Nearly a year ago this time, I was gathering my thoughts on preparing a brief statement on accepting this great honor of becoming the MassAFP president. Being involved in the academy for a number of years and serving in various administrative positions was truly a great learning experience in many ways. I look forward to continue serving as efficiently and honorably as possible in my next capacity as the Chairman of The Board.

In my acceptance speech, I thanked a certain number of individuals, especially past presidents, who had been supportive of my work and my ideas through the years. During this past year as president, I was truly privileged to have the ability to reach out to them and benefit from their experience and wisdom in this arena. I continue to remain grateful and fortunate to have been a part of this exceptional and remarkable group.

It's been a dynamic year as we've had to discuss and address a wide range of issues and we've accomplished much. Our board, committees and  work groups with our executive director continue to take on the challenges of family medicine and I thank them for this. But most importantly, we've continued to make our presence more noted in this arena and hope to sustain this progress in the years to come. David Gilchrist, MD will carry on the torch and serve you well as the next president of MassAFP. I look forward to his accomplishments as we forge ahead.

I take this opportunity one last time to invite you to participate in your chapter and share an experience with those from around the state. I promise you it will be very rewarding as you help shape the future of Family Medicine. I hope to see you all at the Spring Refresher. Again, thank you for the honor of serving as your president.


Flora Sadri, DO