Joseph R. Maldonado, Jr., MD, MBA, DipEBHC, Elected President-Elect of State Medical Society

WESTBURY, NY (04/14/2014)(readMedia)-- Tarrytown, NY (4/16/14) – Joseph R. Maldonado, Jr., MD, MBA, DipEBHC, was elected President-Elect of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at its 208th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Tarrytown, NY, on April 12. Dr. Maldonado previously served as Vice President of MSSNY. He is a urologist and President of the Mohawk Glen Urgent Care in Rome, NY.

A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Maldonado received his residency training in general surgery and urology at the Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center. This included urological oncology training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then moved to Canada's Dalhousie University for a fellowship in urologic oncology.

Dr. Maldonado received a Masters in Business Administration and Diploma in Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford. He has submitted his thesis for the M.Sc. in Major Programme Management, also from Oxford. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he previously served as Assistant Clinical Dean.

Dr. Maldonado first entered the private practice of urology in Rome, NY, and has continued to provide urological services in Central New York and the North Country for the past 20 years. He has served on the staff of Carthage Area Hospital, Rome Memorial Hospital and Faxton/St. Luke's Hospital. He has served as president of the Mohawk Glen Center for Community Health, a healthcare real estate venture, and is a director of the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) as well as the Central New York Health Systems Agency and its associated RHIO.

Despite his diversified and busy schedule, Dr. Maldonado has always been actively involved in organized medicine. He has been president of the Oneida County Medical Society as well as immediate past president of the New York State Urological Society. He has served MSSNY as a councilor for six years, co-chaired its rural and preventive medicine committee, and is still vice-chair of its Strategic Planning Task Force. He continues to serve on numerous MSSNY committees including those for bio-medical ethics, preventive medicine, healthcare disparities, physician advocacy, emergency preparedness and health system reform. Dr. Maldonado is also a faculty instructor for MSSNY's Bioterrorism Task Force and has been part of MSSNY's AMA delegation for 12 years.

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.