CSMS Councilors and Associate Councilors

The base of all authority in CSMS is, of course, the individual physician member. The Council is the governing body of CSMS and is comprised of CSMS  Officers, Delegates to the American Medical Association, the Presidents of each component county association, Councilors and Associate Councilors  from each component county association, Councilors and Associate Councilors from Sections of CSMS, Chairs of select CSMS Committees and a Councilor-at-Large. The Council meets at least five times annually to review CSMS policy and set legislative priorities, among other governance items.  The Council also approves the budget and votes on nominations to CSMS Committees.

View CSMS Council Policies and Procedures.

Individual physician members, at the CSMS Annual Meeting, are responsible for the election of CSMS Officers as well approval/disapproval of proposed modifications to the CSMS Bylaws. View the 2017 Annual Report.

Executive Committee
President
Steven Thornquist, MD
Bethany
President-Elect
Claudia Gruss, MD
Redding
Vice President
Bollepalli Subbarao, MD
New Britain
Secretary
Mahmoud ("Max") Okasha, MD
Norwich
Treasurer
Michael McNamee
New Britain
Speaker of the Annual Meeting
David Hass, MD
Hamden
Vice-Speaker of the Annual Meeting
Gregory Shangold, MD
Willimantic
Immediate Past President
Jeffrey Gordon, MD
Woodstock
Chair of the Council
Steven Wolfson, MD
North Haven
Vice-Chair of the Council
Kathleen LaVorgna, MD
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Vacant
Hartford County
Councilor
Gwendolyn Moraski, MD
Hartford
Associate Councilor
Laureen Rubino, MD
Manchester
Associate Councilor
Kevin Watson, MD
New Britain
Litchfield County
Councilor
Douglas Gerard, MD
New Hartford
Associate Councilor
William Handelman, MD
Torrington
Middlesex County
Councilor
Pending
Associate Councilor
James Ouellette, MD
Marlborough
New Haven County
Councilor
Steven Wolfson, MD
North Haven
Associate Councilor
Michael Connair, MD
North Haven
Associate Councilor
Emily Nolfo, MD
Branford
New London County
Councilor
Harjinder Chowdhary, MD
Norwich
Associate Councilor
Edward McDermott, MD
Groton
Tolland County
Councilor
Michael Krinsky, MD
Vernon
Associate Councilor
Gerald Schwartz, MD
Vernon
Windham County
Councilor
Gregory L. Shangold, MD
Willimantic
Associate Councilor
Stanley Stutz, MD
Willimantic
Councilor-at-Large
At Large
Kathleen LaVorgna, MD
Norwalk
Councilors - Sections and Committees
Chair, Committee on Bylaws
Jeffrey Gordon, MD
Woodstock
Councilor - Chair, Committee on Legislation
David Emmel, MD
Wethersfield
Councilor - Chair, Committee on Quality of Care
Claudia Gruss, MD
Redding
Councilor - Chair, Specialty Section
Steven Levine, MD
Trumbull
Assoc. Councilor - Specialty Section
Robert McLean, MD
New Haven
Primary Care Section
Pending
Councilor - Women Physicians Section
Leslie Miller, MD
Fairfield
Associate Councilor - Women's Section
Deborah Desir, MD
Hamden
Private Practice Section
Pending
Organized Medical Staff Section
Pending
Young Physicians Section
Pending
Councilor, Resident Physician Section
Vacant
New Haven
Associate Councilor, Resident Physician Section
Ryan Grant, MD
New Haven
Councilor, Medical Student Section
Alexander Hoberman
UConn SOM
Associate Councilor, Medical Student Section
Sifon Ndon
Yale SOM

County Presidents

Hartford County Medical Association – Sarit Patel, MD, New Britain

Litchfield County Medical Association – Frank Luzzi, MD, Torrington

Middlesex County Medical Association – James Ouellette, MD, Middletown

New Haven County Medical Association – Agnes Czibulka, MD, Hamden

New London County Medical Association – Sanford Greenhouse, MD, Gales Ferry

Tolland County Medical Association – Ian Tucker, MD, Somers

Windham County Medical Association – Gregory Shangold, MD, Willimantic

AMA Delegates

Seyed H. Aleali, MD, Bridgeport Delegate Chair
Michael L. Carius, MD, Norwalk, Alternate

Michael M. Deren, MD, New London
Donald D. Timmerman, MD, Middletown, Alternate

Theodore Zanker, MD, New Haven
Gary J. Price, MD, Guilford, Alternate

Alfred Herzog, MD, Hartford
Bollepalli Subbarao, MD, New Britain, Alternate

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