President's Corner


​At this reflective time in our nation’s history, it is with deep pleasure that I now serve as the President of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of DC, the oldest organized Medical Society in the USA. First, I thank the members of this 130-year-old society for electing me to serve you. As this unique organization continues to fulfill its historic mission of representing, uniting, and supporting the physicians who provide superior medical service to our community, our history impels us to dynamically interact with each other, with developing physicians, with international physicians, and with our community to successfully meet today’s difficult health care challenges.

During my tenure, to meet these challenges and foster future expansion of our membership, we will enhance our present impact and our growth potential through appropriate political action, mentoring, scholarship programs, and continued involvement of medical students in our Society’s local and national programs.
Also, it will be vital to continue our education and care programs on healthy living, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and prevention and early detection of cancer. I have already added plans to support international initiatives such as prevention, containment, and treatment interventions for the Ebola viral epidemic.
As we progress, I thank the members of this society and the auxiliary to the National Medical Society for their magnificent support of our work.

Earl H. Harley, Jr., MD, FACS, FAAP