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    Dr. Ronald Dunlap to be president of the Mass. Medical Society

    A Norwell cardiologist has been elected officially to be the next president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Ronald Dunlap will serve a one-year term beginning Monday, after serving a year as president-elect. Dunlap is a physician with South Shore Cardiology in Weymouth with appointments at South Shore Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

    He is a long-time leader at the society, which is the largest organization representing doctors in Massachusetts.

    Dunlap began his career as a biomedical engineer before studying at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he is now a member of the alumni board. He is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and board member at malpractice insurer Coverys.

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    Dr. Richard S. Pieters, Jr., a radiation oncologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, was named president-elect. Dr. Dennis Dimitri, a family medicine doctor also at UMass Memorial, will be vice president.

    Chelsea Conaboy can be reached at cconaboy@boston.com. Follow her on Twitter @cconaboy.