Maryland Academy of Family Physicians
President's Message
Shana Ntiri, MD, MPH, FAAFP | MDAFP President
February 2023


I hope this message finds you well as we continue to progress into this New Year. Time flies. With this message, I send you my twelfth and final greeting as MDAFP President. In a few weeks, we will install the new President and officers of the MDAFP and they will continue to lead this organization and champion family medicine in our state and beyond.

It has truly been a pleasure to serve as your President over the past twelve months. I have learned so much about Maryland’s current and aspiring family medicine workforce and have a greater appreciation for the work that each of you does. I am truly grateful for the dedication and commitment you put forth to advance family medicine and better the health and well-being of patients and communities in Maryland. Thank you! I am encouraged by the accomplishments MDAFP has made during my time as President and I also acknowledge that there is still significant work to do to ensure that the family medicine workforce is thriving and healthy, adequately compensated, and importantly, representative of the populations and communities that we serve.

There are many I would like to thank, starting with my fellow members of the MDAFP Executive Committee, the MDAFP board, and the MDAFP Committee Chairs. All of you have been so generous with your time and effort to lead this organization as we work to fulfill our mission, vision, and  strategic plan. It has been an honor to serve in this capacity with you and I am grateful for our time together. To the staff of the MDAFP who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of the MDAFP,  it has been a pleasure to work with you, I thank you more than words can say. Finally, I say to you members of the MDAFP that your trust and hope in assigning me this very important role to represent you and our great state of Maryland, our profession, and family medicine in particular has been a special treasure. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your president. It has been an honor.

Shana Ntiri, MD, MPH, FAAFP  |  MDAFP President

I look forward to seeing many of you in Annapolis both for Advocacy Day and the Annual Meeting and Winter Refresher later this month. Be well and take care!

Shana Ntiri, MD, MPH, FAAFP

MDAFP President