A Norwell cardiologist has been elected officially to be the next president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Ronald Dunlap will serve a one-year term beginning Monday, after serving a year as president-elect. Dunlap is a physician with South Shore Cardiology in Weymouth with appointments at South Shore Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
He is a long-time leader at the society, which is the largest organization representing doctors in Massachusetts.
Dunlap began his career as a biomedical engineer before studying at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he is now a member of the alumni board. He is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and board member at malpractice insurer Coverys.
Dr. Richard S. Pieters, Jr., a radiation oncologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, was named president-elect. Dr. Dennis Dimitri, a family medicine doctor also at UMass Memorial, will be vice president.