Charles Rothberg, MD Elected President of the Medical Society of the State of New York
MSSNY is the State’s Primary Professional Organization for Physicians
Charles Rothberg, MD, took office as President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at its annual House of Delegates meeting in Tarrytown, NY on April 22, 2017. Dr. Rothberg is an ophthalmologist in private practice in Patchogue.
A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Dr. Rothberg earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He received his internship training in internal medicine at Nassau County Medical Center and his residency training in ophthalmology at Kings County Hospital. Dr. Rothberg is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Suffolk Ophthalmology Society as well as the New York State Ophthalmology Society.
Dr. Rothberg has been actively involved in organized medicine ever since he first sought guidance from his county medical society on starting a practice. He has been president of the Suffolk County Medical Society, the Suffolk Academy of Medicine, and the Second District Branch of MSSNY (Nassau/Suffolk). For seven years, he represented his county as MSSNY Councilor. Additionally, he has been a delegate to the AMA for 11 years and is currently vice chair of the MSSNY Delegation. For his dedicated work as advisor to MSSNY’s Medical Student Section, he was honored with the prestigious Charles Sherman Award.
Dr. Rothberg has been particularly vocal in matters related to medical liability reform and abuses of the health insurance industry. He has served MSSNY as commissioner of its Governmental Affairs Division and as co-chair of its MSSNYPAC. Additionally, Dr. Rothberg was instrumental in initiating an institutional membership, which has greatly increased the number of physicians supporting MSSNY’s agenda.