MSNJ Celebrates 250th Anniversary, Salutes New Jersey Physicians on 2016 National Doctor’s Day

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), the nation’s oldest professional association. Founded in 1776, MSNJ has remained focused on promoting the betterment of the public health and science and the art of medicine, enlightening public opinion with regard to the problems of medicine and safeguarding the rights of the practitioners of medicine. The organization advocates for the rights of patients and physicians for the delivery of the highest quality medical care.

“We wish to recognize the contributions New Jersey physicians have made to our state’s overall health during National Doctor’s Day,” said Steven Berkowitz, MD, PA, FACS, FAAOS, CIME, the 223rd president of MSNJ. “We know physicians do much more than diagnose and cure. We thank them for their leadership and desire to adapt their practices during the changing health care landscape, as they continue to provide top-notch, affordable care for their patients.”

With more than 6,000 members, MSNJ is not only proud to celebrate its milestone year, but also the many contributions physicians have made over its 250 year history – from insisting race, color and creed should not be barrier to professional membership (1870) to successfully banning indoor smoking throughout the state of New Jersey (2006).

In recognition of the anniversary year, MSNJ will be hosting a 250th Anniversary Celebration and Inaugural Gala on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The gala, sponsored by Capital Strategies Investment Group and Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P.A. among others, will be held at The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In addition to celebrating this significant historical milestone, the gala will honor the new incoming 224th President of MSNJ, Dr. Joseph Costabile, a board certified general and vascular surgeon with the Virtua Surgical Group based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

For more information about the 250th Anniversary Celebration Gala, please visit www.msnj.org.

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About MSNJ

Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. The organization and its dues-paying members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician–patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. This allows response to the patients’ individual, varied needs, in an ethical and compassionate environment, in order to create a healthy Garden State and healthy citizens.

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