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Dr. William Latreille Re-elected Speaker of Medical Society of State of New York

A long-serving internist and former Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Oupatient Medical Practices at UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center will continue serving as Speaker of the Medical Society of the State of New York, after being re-elected last month.

William Latreille, MD, was re-elected April 23, the organization said in an announcement, noting that Dr. Latreille will continue his internal medicine practice in Malone and at the Indian Health Center in Hogansburg, New York.

As speaker, Latreille is responsible for running the Society’s annual meeting, and for chairing the House, where the group’s policy initiatives and positions are voted upon. As speaker, Latreille also serves on the group’s executive policy board. He previously served as the House’s vice-speaker from 2015 to 2019, prior to being elected speaker. He also previously served as the 4th District Councilor for eight years, and 4th District President for four years. He creates and continues to chair the Lake Placid Retreat – now in its 24st year – which is held each January for MSSNY Districts 3 and 4. He was appointed to the MSSNY Board of Trustees in 2012 and served as Board Chairman for the 2015-16 term. He is also a member and past president of the Franklin County Medical Society.

Latreille called his leadership role with MSSNY a long-standing commitment he believes is important for all physicians to invest in, because of the value it brings to medical professionals.

“Organized medicine is a passion of mine, and I have been involved very actively since the early 1990s, with both the Medical Society and the American Medical Association,” he said. “I believe that all physicians should involve themselves in the workings of organized medicine, and understand the value that it brings to our profession.”

Dr. Latreille is a graduate of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and earned his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He received his first and second years of Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, Miss., and completed his residency training at the Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic in Syre, Pa. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Latreille is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a specialist in adult and adolescent medicine. He has been designated as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to perform flight physical examinations and issue aviation medical certificates for class 1, 2 and 3 pilots.