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Md. Medical Society Installs First All-Female Executive Committee

MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, will have an all-female executive leadership for the first time in its 221-year history.

The organization installed its new president and elected its new president-elect over the weekend at the association’s first-ever virtual fall House of Delegates meeting.

Shannon Pryor, M.D., became the society’s 173rd president, and Loralie Ma, M.D. was elected to the office of president-elect. They join Michele Manahan, M.D., who is now the immediate past president, as the members of MedChi’s three-president executive committee.

Pryor received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with highest honors, in neuroscience with a concentration in English from Williams College in Massachusetts. She received her medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine.

Pryor completed her residency through Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed her fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. She has served on the MedChi board of trustees and served in the leadership of the Montgomery County Medical Society.

Ma is a nuclear radiology specialist in Annapolis. She received her Bachelor of Science, Ph.D., and M.D. in biophysics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her residency and fellowship in radiology at The Johns Hopkins University. Ma previously served as MedChi’s Speaker of the House and served in leadership roles with the Baltimore County Medical Association.

Pryor and Ma will join with Manahan, a Johns Hopkins plastic surgeon, in leading MedChi’s efforts over the next year. MedChi’s Board of Trustees is 50% female; the association achieved gender parity on the board in 2019.

“We are so excited that this is the first time in our long history that our entire executive committee has all been women,” said Gene Ransom, MedChi’s CEO.

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