Joseph R. Sellers, MD, Elected Secretary of State Medical Society

WESTBURY, NY (04/14/2014)(readMedia)-- Tarrytown, NY (4/14/14)-Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, was elected Secretary 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. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Sellers serves as Eastern Region Medical Director for the Bassett Healthcare network.

Originally from Buffalo, Dr. Sellers earned his BA degree from the University of Rochester and his MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at the Albany Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.

An attending physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY and the Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Dr. Sellers is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he has served as a primary care clerkship preceptor for over twenty years.

Dr. Sellers serves on the Schoharie County Board of Health, the Cobleskill Regional Hospital Board of Trustees and the Otschodela Council, Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board.

Dr. Sellers has been active in organized medicine since 1990. He served as MSSNY's Third District Councilor from 2004-2010, and Third District President from 1998-2004. Additionally, he served as MSSNY's Commissioner of Medical Education from 2009-2010, and is presently serving as Chair of MSSNY's Political Action Committee. He was president of the Schoharie County Medical Society from 1990-1994.

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.