ACMS Bi-Weekly Newsletter 10.24.2022

ACMS Happenings

PAMED’s First Hybrid House of Delegates Meeting was a Success!

After two years of providing the House of Delegates (HOD) meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PAMED offered the 2022 HOD Meeting in a hybrid format. It proved to be an excellent experience, with PAMED members across the state having an opportunity to affect policy. 

The Allegheny County Medical Society is pleased to announce Todd M. Hertzberg, MD, FACR as the newly elected 2022 Speaker of the Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates. 

Dr. Hertzberg has most recently served as Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates and has been in this position since 2019. He has been a front-line leader in organizing the virtual House of Delegates during Covid and continued to put his expertise to use in arranging a hybrid session for 2022 to accommodate all delegates who wish to participate – in person or virtual.

A member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, Dr. Hertzberg is well versed in parliamentary procedure. He is your voice, committed to assuring a dynamic forum for engaging discussion, deliberation and policy formation for our PAMED House of Delegates. He is a home-grown, Pittsburgh bred physician focused on creating meaningful change on a legislative level.

Congratulations, Dr. Hertzberg! Here he is pictured below with The Allegheny County Medical Society Executive Director Sara Hussey.

Look for a full report from the House of Delegates in our November edition of the Bulletin.

Would you like to become more involved in PA medical legislation?

ACMS Election 

Please check your inboxes next week for your election ballot to vote for your candidate to take office in 2023.

For more information on the election, visit the ACMS website.

ACMS Members in the Press

Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP recognize 40 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region. This year, 2 ACMS members have been chosen as 40 Under 40 winners because of the meaningful work they do in the community.


Founder, CEO, Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh

Is there any advice for the next generation of physicians rising?


Yes! Don’t settle for anything less than what fuels your inner fire. You put in so much time, passion, money, and emotional stress to become a physician. So the job you choose after all of that training should ideally fuel your inner fire. If the job itself can’t do that, then make sure to prioritize your interests and self-care outside of work so you never lose sight of “you”. 

More to come in our November Bulletin.

In the meantime, read her full interview with Pittsburgh Magazine here.


Internist, St. Clair Health System

What inspired you to choose medicine for your career path?

My experience with medicine in my early life was very personal. My mother was a hospice nurse, and when I was 9 years old, my 2-year-old sister was diagnosed with a glioblastoma. She went through surgery, chemo, and radiation and subsequently developed leukemia. I had the opportunity to be her bone marrow donor prior to her death a few weeks before I started college, which was a defining experience in my life. Anyone who has experienced the day-to-day trauma of having and loved one with cancer understands how much you want to help and how helpless you often feel.

Look for more in our November Bulletin.

In the meantime, read her full interview with Pittsburgh Magazine here.

ACMS Insights

What to know about the Adderall Shortage

On October 12, 2022, the FDA officially announced that there is a shortage on Adderall. In this post, Patrick Hussey, PharmD, MBA shares insight on what providers can do to help their patients and what alternatives are available.

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Medical News

Quick and stealthy 'Scrabble Varients' are poised to drive a winter Covid-19 surge

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Abortion access looms over medical residency applications

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Breast Cancer Early Detection: A Phased Approach to Implementation

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In-Person Opioid Training

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Babb Building



American College of Surgeons - Southwestern PA Chapter

Resident Surgical Jeopardy

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Monterey Bay Fish Grotto



Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society Western Division

Fall Program: The State of Age Friendly Health Systems in Western Pennsylvania

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Virtual



Management Professionals in Healthcare Conference

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Westin Convention Center Hotel



In-Person Mandated Reporter Training

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Babb Building