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2020 MSSNY Joint Section Annual Meeting
Feb 29, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
New York Academy of Medicine,
1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
WEBINAR Registration: MSSNY Joint Section Annual Meeting
Feb 29, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location is TBD
MSSNY Young Physicians, Resident, Med Student Social
Feb 28, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Session 73,
1359 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA

The Premiere Medical Meeting for Medical Trainees and Young Physicians in NY State

Network. Learn. Prepare.


Why Attend MSSNY Joint Section Annual Meeting?

Join us for the premiere annual meeting attended by your medical trainee and physician colleagues from all across NY state.  Earn CME and learn from experts on how to succeed when starting practice and how to best advocate for your patients outside of the hospital and clinic.  

The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MSSNY designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Our Agenda



8:30 A.M.

Keynote Speaker -
Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld

Dr. Ehrenfeld is the current chair of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees who has had extensive experience in advocacy work.  He will be speaking about the Evolving Healthcare Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities for Young Physicians

9:00 A.M.

William Hassett, Esq.

10:00 A.M.

Hear from an expert medical malpractice defense attorney on best practices to help avoid malpractice lawsuits your first five years of practice.


10:30 A.M.

Panel Discussion - Millennials in Private Practice: Is It Even Possible?

In today's challenging medical practice climate, is it even possible to enter private practice as a young physician?  Hear from 4 private practice millennial physicians who are successfully navigating private practice right out of training.

10:45 A.M.

MSS Section Business Meeting

12 PM-4:30 PM

Our Speakers

Get to Know Them


Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH

Chair, American Medical Association Board of Trustees

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. He is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  For the past decade, Dr. Ehrenfeld has advocated on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. In 2018, in recognition of his outstanding research contributions, he received the inaugural Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Award from the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Sonia Bahlani, MD

Pelvic Pain Specialist

Dr. Bahlani graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree and then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine in Richmond, VA. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. As the 2014 recipient of the Marinoff Career Development Award from the National Vulvodynia Association, Dr. Bahlani has been able to continue her clinical and research interests in the treatment of vulvodynia and sexual pain.

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Dhaval Bhanusali, MD

Hudson Dermatology and Laser Surgery

Dr. Bhanusali is a leading Dermatologist, media expert, and digital health entrepreneur based in Manhattan.  Dr. Bhanusali was recently featured as the dermatologist behind Amazon’s first skincare line, launching globally in 2019. As a member of the prestigious Medical Scholars program at Michigan State University, Dr. Bhanusali was accepted into medical school at the age of seventeen and graduated college in three years. After finishing medical school, Dr. Bhanusali completed his Dermatology residency at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City.

Purvi Parikh, MD

Allergy Asthma Associates of Murray Hill

Dr. Purvi Parikh is an adult and pediatric allergist and immunologist. She is currently on faculty as Clinical Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship training in allergy and immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore medical center. She is passionate about health policy and sits on the health and public policy committee for the American College of Physicians.


Saya Nagori, MD

Cofounder of Simple Contacts

Dr. Nagori is the Co-Founder & Medical Director for SimpleHealth.com, a telemedicine platform that has over 1 million patients. She is a national speaker on telemedicine, a key opinion leader for several health technology companies and provides physician education on telemedicine.  She completed her undergraduate training at Villanova University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree and was a Presidential Scholar. She then attended Drexel University College of Medicine where she was a recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Fellowship for her work in patient education in regards to diabetic eye disease.



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