The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society has several committees responsible for carrying out our mission. Many of the activities of our committees result in recommendations to the
SSVMS Board of Directors, County Health Departments, Boards of Supervisors, City Councils, local agencies and legislators. Over the years, many serious or chronic problems affecting the practice of medicine and patients have been resolved as a result of the work of our chairs and committee members. Physician members interested in participating on an SSVMS or CMA committee are encouraged to contact the Medical Society at 916/452-2671.
This committee is responsible for planning, soliciting articles, editing, and publishing Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine, the journal of Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society.
Chair: Peter V. Hull, MD
This committee studies issues related to emergency care services and facilities, trauma, patient transport and triage, disaster preparedness and on-call issues within the region.
The committee also serves as liaison with government agencies responsible for emergency services, transport and disaster planning.
Chair: Robert LaPerriere, MD
The main interest of this committee is the maintenance and collection of historical artifacts relative to the history of medicine. Committee members are involved in researching local and regional medical history and serve as docents for school tours of SSVMS' Museum of Medical History.
This is a peer review committee that meets on an ad hoc basis. The duties of the Judicial Council are set forth in the Bylaws of the California Medical Association.
Medical Review and Advisory Committee (MRAC)
Chair: Howard Slyter, MD
This is a peer review committee responsible for reviewing selected liability cases involving the quality of medical services rendered by physicians in our community.
Chair: Immediate Past President
This committee nominates candidates for each elected office of SSVMS and the SSVMS Delegation to CMA’s House of Delegates.
Professional Conduct & Ethics
Chair: Joanne Berkowitz, MD
This is a peer review committee responsible for reviewing complaints filed by patients and physicians.
Public & Environmental Health
Chair: Glennah Trochet, MD
This committee studies and makes recommendations on public health and environmental issues that affect the health and well-being of our community.
Scholarship & Awards
Chair: Margaret Parsons, MD
This committee administers the William E. Dochterman Medical Student Scholarship Fund and recommends to the Board special awards for members of the Society such as the Golden Stethoscope, Medical Honor, and Medical Community Service Awards.