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Dr. Mark Doherty -- Unsung Hero No More!

Dr. Mark Doherty -- Unsung Hero No More!

July 25, 2005

Today Globe, Health & Science section, includes a profile of Dr. Mark Doherty, a public health dentist in Massachusetts who doesn't avoid -- and rather runs to -- caring for the dental needs of the neediest and most disadvantaged in society. Click here for the article.

This past spring, HCFA gave Dr. Doherty one of our Community Leader Awards -- here's a clip from today's article: His award: Health Care For All, a Boston health care advocacy group, honored Doherty for his work this year, giving him a 2005 community leadership award. ''It was humbling," Doherty said. ''In public health, you kind of grind it out and keep on plugging, and then something like that happens."

Not only is Mark a great dentist, he was an expert witness in HCFA's federal civil rights lawsuit, (see July 15th Blog below) and he's an executive committee member of the Oral Health Advocacy Task Force. And we're proud to have his active involvement and friendship. Congrats to Mark!