News from the Massachusetts Medical Society

Kathleen McGraw, MD
Kathleen McGraw, MD

Montague resident Kathleen M. McGraw, M.D. has been honored by her physician peers of the Franklin District Medical Society as the district society’s 2013 Community Clinician of the Year, an honor recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.

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. Dr. McGraw will receive the award at the District Society’s annual meeting Thursday April 25 at the Hotel Northampton.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. McGraw is the Chief Medical Officer at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, Vermont. Prior to joining Brattleboro Memorial, she was Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. She earned the designation Fellow in Hospital Medicine from the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2010.

A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1997, she is a member of its House of Delegates and serves on the Committee on Nominations.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. McGraw earned a master’s in science at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her internship and residency at Bay State Medical Center. She is also the co-founder of the Community Health Center in Turners Falls and served as the founding President of the Board.

The Massachusetts Medical Society, with nearly 24,000 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.