MONTPELIER — Dr. Trey Dobson was named president of the Vermont Medical Society during its 204th annual meeting in November in Woodstock.
Dobson is medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians and chief medical officer of Southwestern Vermont Health Care in Bennington. He is a practicing emergency room physician.
He will take a lead role in the society’s public policy efforts in Montpelier and Washington, D.C. Priorities during the upcoming year include battling the opioid crisis, supporting the practice of primary care, and opposing the legalization of non-medical marijuana.
“As a state and a country we find ourselves in an incredible period of transition and opportunity when it comes to health care and how it is delivered,” said Dobson. “I look forward to working with the state’s physicians, policymakers and patients to find solutions that improve quality and expand access.”