RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 13, 2020) – Arthur J. Vayer Jr., MD, FACS of Woodbridge, Virginia was installed as president of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) at the organization’s Annual Meeting held virtually on October 10, 2020. He specializes in surgery with a focus on Colon & Rectal Surgery and has over 20 years of general surgery experience. He is affiliated with Sentara Surgery Specialists. MSV is the largest physician organization in the Commonwealth, representing more than 30,000 physicians, physicians-in-training, PAs, and medical students.
In his inaugural speech, he spoke of the dedication and sacrifice that physicians, PAs, and all healthcare heroes have made in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Be proud as physicians. Be proud of what you do. Be proud of what you have accomplished. Be proud of the lives that you have touched, the people that you have helped, and the families that you have cared for.” Dr. Vayer told attendees during his inauguration. “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 that I may have missed. Be proud. Few can do what you do.”
His agenda for his presidency includes a focus on telehealth expansion, physician and PA mental health and wellness, and to uphold MSV’s overall goal to make Virginia the best place to practice medicine and receive care.
After graduating from Brown University Medical School, he completed his residency at University of Maryland Medical System. He is Board certified in general surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Vayer is the immediate past president of the Prince William County Medical Society.
About the Medical Society of Virginia
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) serves as the voice for more than 30,000 physicians, residents, medical students, PAs and PA students, representing all medical specialties in all regions of the Commonwealth. The association was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. MSV strives to advance high-quality health care and make Virginia the best place to receive care and practice medicine.