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4/22/11: Concord physician is honored by Middlesex Central District Medical Society as 2011 Community Clinician of the Year

Concord resident William J. Burtis, M.D., Ph.D. has been named 2011 Community Clinician of the Year by his physician peers of the Middlesex Central District Medical Society.

The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the Society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community and who stands out as a leading advocate and caregiver.  The Middlesex Central District is comprised of nearly 300 physicians who live and work in nine communities in central Middlesex County. 

Board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, Dr. Burtis is in private practice in Concord with a specialty in treating diabetes, thyroid disease, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital.
Dr. Burtis earned his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and a Ph.D. in engineering from Stanford University. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. From 1984-1995, he was a member of the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine, engaged in medical research and teaching. 

A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1996, Dr. Burtis has served the organization as a member of its House of Delegates, its Board of Trustees, and as president of the Middlesex Central District Medical Society. He is a former member of the Concord Board of Health and former Chair of the Diabetes Care Committee of Emerson Hospital.

The Massachusetts Medical Society, with nearly 23,000 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The Society publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and Journal Watch alerts and newsletters covering 13 specialties. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country. For more information please visit www.massmed.org, www.nejm.org, or www.jwatch.org.