At the organization’s 2022 Annual Meeting this past weekend, Dr. Steven Orland was installed as the 230th president of the Medical Society of New Jersey.
Orland, who assumes the presidency from Dr. Kennedy Ganti, has been a member of MSNJ since 1987 and a member of the board of trustees since 2017.
“Dr. Orland is a respected leader and professional – deeply committed to his patients, fellow colleagues and the greater public as a whole,” said Larry Downs, CEO of MSNJ. “As our health care landscape in New Jersey continues to change, Dr. Orland possesses the intuition, knowledge and passion needed to advocate on behalf of our members and physicians throughout the state. I am confident that he will lead our organization well and it is with great pleasure that I welcome him as our new president for the 2022-2023 term.”
Orland laid out his goals and shared his vision for MSNJ during his inaugural speech.
“If the last two years has taught us anything, it is that we need to open our eyes to the larger medical world beyond the individual doctor-patient relationship,” Orland said. “There are significant inequalities in the health care system, and these became more obvious during the pandemic – things like population health, maternal health, and the effects of the pandemic on minority populations. During my presidency, I am dedicated to examining issues and discovering solutions that would improve the overall state of healthcare here in New Jersey.”
Orland said some of his priorities include further examining the prior authorization process, improving the physician workforce in New Jersey by working with lawmakers and other stakeholders, promoting team-based care, and advocating for easier, quicker technology adoption in medical practices and health care institutions across the state.
Orland, who is a board-certified urologist with New Jersey Urology, a Summit Health Company, practices in Mercer County and Bucks County, Pa. He previously served as president of MSNJ from 2002-2003 and 2014-2016.