• Dr. Sellers MSSNY Treasurer

    March 29, 2018

    Joseph R_ Sellers, MD, Treasurer.jpg​Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, took office as Treasurer at MSSNY’s 212th annual House of Delegates meeting in Buffalo on March 24, 2018. In this position, he will oversee the finances of the state’s primary professional organization for physicians. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Sellers sees patients in Bassett's Cobleskill primary care center and serves as Eastern Region Medical Director for  Bassett Healthcare Network.

    Originally from Buffalo, Dr. Sellers earned his BA degree from the University of Rochester and his MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at the Albany Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.

    An attending physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY and the Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Dr. Sellers is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he has served as a primary care clerkship preceptor for over 20 years.

    Dr. Sellers serves on the Schoharie County Board of Health, the Cobleskill Regional Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Leatherstocking Council Executive Board. An active member of organized medicine since 1990, Dr. Sellers previously served MSSNY as assistant treasurer and as secretary. He served as MSSNY’s Third District Councilor from 2004-2010, and Third District President from 1998-2004. Additionally, he served as MSSNY’s Commissioner of Medical Education from 2009-2010, and is presently serving as Chair of MSSNY’s Political Action Committee. He was president of the Schoharie County Medical Society from 1990-1994.

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