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Northfield Family Physician to Help Lead Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians 

Dr. Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani to serve as President in 2017

(Boston, MA) March 13, 2017 – The Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians (MassAFP) is pleased to announce that Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani, DO, MPH, FAAFP of Northfield, MA, the Lead Physician at Clean Slate Centers in Athol and Worcester, Massachusetts, will serve as this year’s President. The induction of officers will take place at the MassAFP’s Annual Meeting at noon on March 24, 2017 at the Taj Hotel, Boston. MassAFP represents over 2,000 dedicated family physicians, residents, and medical students throughout the Commonwealth.

Dr. Sadri-Azarbayejani joins 4 Massachusetts family physician officers in leading the MassAFP’s 2017 strategic initiatives. The other officers include:

  • Board Chair: Frederic Baker, MD of Holden
  • President Elect: David Gilchrist MD, FAAFP of Holden
  • Vice President: Jennifer Sparks, MD of Boston
  • Treasurer: Pablo Hernandez-Itriago, MD, of Millbury

New Board members joining other MassAFP board leaders in 2017 include:

  • Khalil Alleyne, MD of South Weymouth
  • Johvonne Claybourne, DO of Hyde Park
  • Dennis Dimitri, MD of Worcester
  • Gail Fayre, MD of Newbury
  • Michele Parker, MD of Hubbardston

“Our new leaders exemplify the dedication and strength of family physicians in Massachusetts,” said executive director Becky Wimmer. “Family physicians provide primary health care for thousands of Massachusetts residents. Their long-standing relationships with patients and their families result in higher quality, more affordable health care and longer life expectancies. Our newly elected leaders uphold a sincere commitment to guiding our Academy’s advocacy and educational efforts on behalf of our patients. I am delighted to be working with this enthusiastic and diverse group of colleagues as executive director.” 

Duties of new officers and board members will include oversight of the Academy’s 2017 strategic plan, focusing primarily on promoting family medicine advocacy, nurturing and developing physician leadership, fostering resiliency in family medicine workforce, and promoting practice transformation and value based payment reform.

The Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians was established in 1948 and represents the interests of over 2000 members. The mission of the MassAFP is to assist its members in providing compassionate, high quality healthcare to the people of Massachusetts. For additional information please visit

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