• Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP, Elected Vice President of the Medical Society of the State of New York

    Bassett Healthcare Network

    April 16, 2019

    Dr. Joseph R. Sellers, FAAP, FACP, was elected vice president at MSSNY’s 213th annual House of Delegates meeting in Tarrytown, N.Y., on April 13. Board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, Sellers serves as eastern region medical director for Bassett Healthcare Network. 

    Originally from Buffalo, Sellers earned his BA degree from the University of Rochester and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.  He completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program at 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 Bassett Medical Center and Cobleskill Regional Hospital, 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 more than 20 years. 

    He has served medical missions in Haiti and Kenya and is a volunteer physician with the Boy Scouts of America and will provide medical care at the 2019 World Scouting Jamboree. Sellers has been a trustee of the Cobleskill Regional Hospital for the past 19 years and served for 21 years on the Schoharie County Board of Health.

    An active member of organized medicine since 1990, Sellers previously served MSSNY as treasurer, 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 chair of MSSNY’s Political Action Committee from 2010 to 2019. He was president of the Schoharie County Medical Society from 1990-1994.

    Founded in 1807, the Medical Society of the State of New York is the state's principal non-profit professional organization for physicians, residents and medical students of all specialties. Its mission is to represent the interests of patients and physicians to assure quality health care services for all.