Maximize your effectiveness as an advocate for your patients, medical practice and profession through MSSNYPAC and the Physician Advocacy Liaison Network.



MSSNYPAC's politically active physicians and allies are compelled to advocate on behalf of their patients, medical practices and profession. The future of medicine is being shaped today by physicians who understand the importance of being present and influential in policy discussions and make the time to be involved in these vital professional activities.   
 
David Podwall, M.D. 
Neurology, Nassau County
"As the designated point person for my local state senator, I have seen how effective our political actions can be. When it comes to issues regarding medical practice, they are very receptive to listening to our viewpoints. If physicians want to change the practice environment in New York, MSSNYPAC is the way to go about it. Membership in MSSNYPAC is the best investment in the future of medicine because it gives voice to the physicians of New York and is the physicians' strongest advocate.  I encourage every physician in New York to join and get involved."
 
Paul N. Orloff, M.D.
Ophthalmology, New York County
"As a life member of MSSNY, I have supported MSSNYPAC throughout my medical career.  I am an ophthalmologist practicing in NYC and I have always felt that if I don’t try to do something to affect my professional future, I lose the right to complain about the outcome.  Attending campaign events on behalf of MSSNYPAC has afforded me the opportunity to grow strong relationships with key legislators, many of whom became genuine friends. It’s good for medicine when policymakers know us personally, recognize our faces, remember our names and take our calls.  They know my issues, my concerns and my “asks.”  This is the way that positive change happens."
 
Thomas T. Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S., M.B.A.
Neurosurgery, Westchester County
"MSSNY-PAC contribution is the one of the best investments a physician can make, as MSSNY-PAC advances issues important to physicians and their patients.  It truly pays dividends, and leaders in all successful industries understand that."
 
Joshua M. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.
Neurology, New York County
"As a member of the MSSNY House of Delegates, I have helped to develop and pass important policy initiatives to improve healthcare in New York. Now we need to make those policy statements into law.  MSSNYPAC helps to assure that we have a seat at the table while policies are being discussed, but only with our support!"
 


MSSNYPAC supports medicine-friendly candidates for public office at the state-level who are sensitive to the concerns of physicians and their patients.  We encourage face-to-face relationship building between candidates and physicians.  The candidates we elect will form the public policies which effect how we practice medicine and whether patients can see their physician.  When healthcare policy decisions are on the discussion table, the physician voice needs to be strong and well-represented.  Join or increase your support today.


Support your county delegation in meeting its 2022 MSSNYPAC membership goal!  All donations received through the 2022 House of Delegates in April will be included in 2022 award totals.  Make your donation now!

Join us in congratulating the following counties, recognizing their achievements over the past year to meet milestones in PAC participation.

The 2021 HOD MERIT AWARD for Outstanding Peer Recruitment (100% of Delegates from the county contributed to MSSNYPAC) are awarded to:

Cayuga County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Chenango
Delaware County Medical Society
Dutchess County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Essex
Medical Society County of Franklin Inc.
Medical Society County of Montgomery
Putnam County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Schoharie
Schuyler County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Sullivan
Tompkins County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Washington
*MSSNY Medical Student Delegation*


The 2021 MSSNYPAC AWARD OF DISTINCTION for Outstanding Membership Improvement (County has increased PAC membership by 10% or more since prior year) are awarded to:

Medical Society County of Albany
Dutchess County Medical Society
Jefferson County Medical Society
Nassau County Medical Society Inc.
Saratoga County Medical Society Inc.
Medical Society County of Schoharie


The 2021 MSSNYPAC HONORABLE MENTION AWARD for Outstanding Membership Recruitment (County has achieved a 10% or higher ratio of PAC Donors to MSSNY Members) are awarded to:

Medical Society County of Allegany
Medical Society County of Cattaraugus
Cayuga County Medical Society
Delaware County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Franklin Inc.
Medical Society of Livingston Inc.
Medical Society County of Madison Inc.
Medical Society County of Montgomery
Medical Society County of Ontario Inc.
Putnam County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Schoharie
Warren County Medical Society
Wayne County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Wyoming
Medical Society County of Yates


The 2021 MSSNYPAC DISTINGUISHED MERIT AWARD for Outstanding Revenue Achievement (County has contributed $10,000 or more to MSSNYPAC from 9/14/20 through 9/19/21) awarded to:

Erie County Medical Society
Medical Society County of Kings Inc.
Nassau County Medical Society Inc.
New York County Medical Society Inc.
Medical Society County of Queens Inc.
Suffolk County Medical Society Inc.
Medical Society County of Westchester