Who We Are

WDMS is a not-for-profit organization representing nearly 2,400 physician members and medical students in Central Massachusetts. WDMS members and staff connect with the community on behalf of organized medicine and support physicians in caring for their patients. We are dedicated to enhancing the health of Central Mass residents through science, quality and ethics in the practice of medicine.

The Worcester Medical Library, Inc. was founded by the Society in 1798. The Library is dedicated to supporting educational programs for physicians and to maintaining resources on the history of medicine. In 1973 its collection was brought to the University of Massachusetts Medical School to establish a rare book room in the Lamar Soutter Library and an on-going partnership with the medical school library. In August, 2002, the Library provided the Lamar Soutter Library with a gift to establish the Humanities in Medicine Collection.

Society dues include membership to the Worcester Medical Library, entitling members to access the many services available at the Lamar Soutter Library.

The Massachusetts Medical Society, our parent organization, was founded in 1781, to “advance medical knowledge {and} to develop and maintain the highest professional and ethical standards of medical practice and healthcare.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country with more than 25,000 members.

WDMS Officers

President – Spiro Spanakis, DO
Vice President – Giles Whalen, MD
Secretary – Marianne Felice, MD
Treasurer – Dale Magee, MD

Executive Director – Martha Wright, MBA
Administrative Assistant – Melissa Boucher

Officers can be contacted by email at, wordmsa@massmed.org

View the 2020-2021 Committee Roster

View the 2020-2021 Slate of Officers

Latest News & Events

Being Sent on Behalf of Dr. Michael Hirsh

Dear WDMS members, This is a difficult time for our city, our region, our Commonwealth and the Nation. Covid19 challenges have caused restrictions and ordinances like we have not experienced since probably the age of … Continue reading Being Sent on Behalf of Dr. Michael Hirsh

october 2020

27oct5:30 pm7:30 pmWorcester District Medical Society Fall District Meeting & Awards CeremonyVirtual Meeting

november 2020

18nov5:30 pm7:30 pm14th Annual Cottle LectureSpeaker: Rosemary Gibson