RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 19, 2019) – Clifford L. Deal III, MD, FACS of Henrico, Virginia was installed as president of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Hot Springs on October 19. He specializes in surgery for breast cancer patients and has over 15 years general surgery experience. He is affiliated with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. MSV is the largest physician organization in the Commonwealth, representing more than 30,000 physicians, physicians-in-training, physician assistants and medical students.
In his inaugural speech before meeting attendees and their guests, he spoke of the special obligation that physicians have to fight for health care that upholds the values of service, compassion, excellence and integrity. His agenda for his presidency, which is during the 200th anniversary celebration of MSV, will uphold the strategies that have been developed by membership – for the past 199 years and the next.
“It’s an honor and privilege to be invited into the private lives of your patients and to care for them.” Dr. Deal told attendees during his inauguration. “Physicians are given the opportunity to make a difference. The opportunity to make the world a better place.”
After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia (MCV), he completed his general surgery residency at MCV. He is Board certified in general surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the immediate past president of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation and holds a faculty appointment at MCV as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery. Dr. Deal has received MSV’s Young Star Award and the Outstanding Resident Physician Leader Award from Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM).
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, physician assistants and physician assistant 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.