Medical Society of Va. installs new president
Dr. Arthur J. Vayer to lead organization
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV), the largest physician organization in the commonwealth installed Dr. Arthur J. Vayer as president during its annual meeting on Oct. 10.
Based in Woodbridge, Vayer has more than 20 years of experience as a general surgeon with a focus on colon and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Sentara Surgery Specialists. Founded in 1820, MSV represents more than 30,000 physicians, physicians-in-training, physicians assistants (PA) and medical students.
Vayer’s agenda for his term as MSV president includes a focus on telehealth expansion and physician and PA mental health and wellness.
“Be proud as physicians. … Be proud of the lives that you have touched, the people that you have helped, and the families that you have cared for,” Vayer said during his inauguration speech. “Be proud of being on the team, the team of doctors, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, CRNAs, nursing assistants, nursing care partners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, hospital staff, office staff, first responders, and all others on the team. … Be proud. Few can do what you do.”
Vayer graduated from Brown University Medical School and completed his residency at University of Maryland Medical System. He is board certified in general surgery and is an American College of Surgeons fellow. He is the immediate past president of the Prince William County Medical Society.