Gregory Antoine, MD, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and associate professor of surgery and otolaryngology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) was elected to the National Medical Association (NMA) Board of Trustees. Antoine will represent Region 1, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
As a board member, Antoine is responsible for implementing policies and procedures voted on and approved by the NMA House of Delegates.
The mission of the NMA is to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities and sustain physician viability. The association represents the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve, with nearly 129 affiliated societies throughout the nation and U.S. territories.
“My goal is to maintain the viability and relevance of the largest historically black medical association and its peer reviewed Journal of the National Medical Association and expand our membership base,” said Antoine.
Antoine is the first African American plastic surgeon to head a division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at a non-historically black medical school in the U.S. He is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and Army, from which he retired as a Colonel with multiple awards and recognitions. His clinical interests include craniomaxillofacial, cosmetic, microvascular and pediatric plastic surgery. He specializes in head and neck reconstruction for congenital or post-traumatic defects.
After earning his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Antoine completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. He concluded his medical training with fellowships in craniomaxillofacial surgery at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and hand and microvascular surgery at Minnesota Microsurgical Institute.