Geisel’s Butterly Elected President of N.H. Medical Society


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John Butterly

“It is our responsibility, as the ultimate providers of care, to help see to it that all members of the population we serve have sustainable access to the care they need,” Dartmouth’s John Butterly said in an address to the N.H. Medical Society. (Photo courtesy of DHMC)

John R. Butterly, a cardiologist and a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been elected president of the New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS). He was inaugurated Saturday, Nov. 14, during the medical society’s annual meeting.

“It is an honor to represent physicians in the State of New Hampshire—I think it’s a very big responsibility both as the society’s spokesperson and as an advocate on behalf of the patient population,” Butterly says.

For the past four years, he has served on NHMS’s executive council and last year as president-elect. Butterly is also the medical director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Global Health Initiative, and teaches an undergraduate course on global health at Dartmouth.

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