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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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Massachusetts' Best in Medicine
The American Health Council has honored Dr. Dan Andreae, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of his outstanding dedication and medical advancements in the fields of Neuroscience and Psychology.
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. Terrie Inder, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her outstanding dedication in the field of Newborn Medicine.
The American Health Council has welcomed Dr. William McGee, as " Best in Medicine" in recognition of her outstanding dedication in the field of Internal Medicine.
Skilled in Inpatient Care, Clinical Research, Psychiatry, and Medical Education, Dr. Beheshti obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School with a focus in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Beheshti started a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship with Children's Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School.
Currently serving as a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physicist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Salem, Mass., Dr. Brownell serves as an educator to future generations of radiology experts. Dr. Brownell has served as a research scientist in medical physics at the Massachusetts General Hospital starting from 1981.
Dr. Danielle Doucet began her medical studies at the SUNY Downstate Brooklyn, graduating with her MD in 2004. Following on from this, she completed her residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her Vascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Doucet is Board Certified in Vascular Surgery.
Throughout a 45-year career, Dr. Palacios has expanded his expertise in valve disease, especially nitro valve, and interventional cardiology. Additionally, he serves as a professor of medicine at the prestigious Harvard Medical School.
Currently the Chief of Integrated Care and Psychiatric Oncology and Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Guy Maytal oversees operating functions at the hospital daily.
As an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Drew diagnoses and treats ailments affecting muscles, bones and joints, treating sports injuries, degenerative diseases, tumors, infections, and birth defects. He regularly performs joint repair and replacement operations. Within his role as a Professor, Dr. Drew works with and mentors medical students.
Dr. Aretz maintains an active professional career as he currently serves as the vice president of Partners Healthcare International, an affiliate pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. Dr. Aretz has spent over 40 years in the healthcare industry expanding his knowledge in healthcare education, workforce development and business.
Currently the president and CEO emeritus of Dana — Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass., Dr. Benz oversees all operations within the institute daily. While he has held his current role for an outstanding 17 years, Dr. Benz has spent the last two decades expanding his skills and knowledge in molecular genetics and hematology.
Ruth Dapaah-Afriyie, Pharm.D., B.Pharm., BCACP, CDOE, CVDOE
Currently the senior clinical pharmacist specialist at Lifespan Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Services in Providence, R.I., Dr. Dapaah-Afriyie was instrumental in the development of 14 pharmacist-managed ambulatory services both in primary care and specialty medicine.
Dr. Majaz Moonis, Professor of Neurology and Director of Stroke Services at UMass Memorial Medical Center shares his knowledge and expertise on Neurology, Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Epilepsy. With over three decades of experience in the field of Neurology, Dr. Moonis offers valuable insight in his role as the Professor of Neurology and Director of Stroke Services at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
Dianne Georgian-Smith, MD, FACR, FSBI
With over three decades of expertise in the field of Breast Imaging and Radiology, Dr. Georgian-Smith offers valuable insight in her role as a Radiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Brigham and Women’s Hospital prides itself in improving the lives of the community while maintaining a legacy of excellence.

Alan Albert, MD


Leonardo Batista, M.D.,D.D.S.

Clinical Asst. Prof./Director
Rhode Island Hospital

Negar Beheshti, MD

Chief of Clinical Services, Division of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Elizabeth A. Catlin, MD

Sr. Neonatologist
Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge

William Corbett, MD

Senior V.P.
UMass Memorial Health Care

Ruth Dapaah-Afriyie, BPharm, PharmD

Senior Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Rhode Island Hospital

Danielle Doucet, MD

Assist. Prof.
UMASS Memorial Medical Center

Michael Drew, MD

Brigham & Women’s Hosp.

Kinnari Kher, M.D.

Consulting Physician

Leslie Kerzner, MD

Medical Director
Massachusetts General Hospital

Shikha Merchia, MD

Primary Care Physician
Compass Medical

Susan Noonan, MD

Physician Consultant

Christian Potter-Kablotsky, MD

Charles River Medical Associates

Nicholas Smyrnios, MD

ICU Medical Director
UMass Mem. Medical Center

Anas Wardeh, MD