SOURCE: American Medical Association

American Medical Association

November 10, 2014 09:36 ET

New York State Medical Executive Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - November 10, 2014) - The American Medical Association (AMA) presented Thomas M. Donoghue, former senior vice president of communications and marketing for the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award recognizes medical executives that have made significant contributions to their county medical society, state medical association, or national medical specialty society over the course of their tenure. The New York native was chosen by the AMA for his more than 23 years of dedication to improving the lives of physicians.

"We are honored to present Mr. Donoghue with the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize his indelible impact on the New York State medical community and organized medicine as a whole," said AMA Board Chair Barbara L. McAneny, M.D. "His selfless dedication embodies the best in medical executive leadership."

During his long career, Mr. Donoghue spearheaded a number of innovative outreach initiatives at MSSNY including a syndicated radio program, monthly publication, weekly e-bulletin and amplification of public health stories in New York print and radio media outlets.

Although now retired, Mr. Donoghue continues to serve as the director of MSSNY's Medical Education and Scientific Foundation, a nonprofit focused on physician education.

Mr. Donoghue earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Boston University. 

The award was presented to Mr. Donoghue during the opening session of the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

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