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Press Release Governor Baker Appoints Three to Board of Registration in Medicine

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Elissa Snook

BostonGovernor Charlie Baker today announced the appointments of Michael Dean Medlock, M.D., Robin Richman, M.D., and Paul G. Gitlin, J.D. to the Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM), an independent state agency that oversees the licensing, regulation, and discipline of physicians and acupuncturists in Massachusetts.

"Massachusetts is committed to providing high-quality health care in a safe and effective environment for our residents,” said Governor Baker. “I am pleased to appoint three exceptional professionals in Dr. Medlock, Dr. Richman and Mr. Gitlin to the Commonwealth’s Board and Registration in Medicine and I look forward to their contributions as we all work together to improve Massachusetts’ care delivery system to better meet patients’ physical and behavioral health care needs."

BORIM was created in 1894 to protect the safety of patients by setting standards for the practice of medicine and ensuring that doctors who practice in the Commonwealth are appropriately qualified and competent. In addition to licensing and regulating physicians, BORIM investigates complaints and determines sanctions when necessary. BORIM consists of seven members who are appointed by the Governor to three-year terms. There are two public members and five physician members. A member may serve only two consecutive terms.

For more information about BORIM, click here.

Michael Dean Medlock, M.D.
Dr. Michael Medlock was a neurosurgeon at North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital and an assistant visiting surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. Previously, Medlock served as Chief of Neurosurgery at North Shore Medical Center and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Medlock is the President of the Massachusetts Association of Neurosurgeons and is a member of an Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication task force through the Massachusetts Medical Society. He received his M.D. from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1984 and his bachelor degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1979.

Robin S. Richman, M.D.
Dr. Robin Richman was originally appointed to BORIM in 2013. Dr. Richman was chief medical officer and executive vice president for medical affairs at Reliant Medical Group in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 2007 to 2013. Dr. Richman has also served as Vice-President of Quality and Patient Safety for Atrius Health; the specialty director of OB/GYN services for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates ; director of CME (continued medical education) for Atrius Health's 600-physician practice and a board member of CRICO/RME, the medical liability organization for the Harvard medical community. For the past several years, she has served as the Massachusetts board representative at the national Federation of State Medical Boards Annual Meeting. Dr. Richman is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Los Angeles County Women's Hospital and spent a year in a fellowship program at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Paul G. Gitlin, J.D.
Gitlin is a Partner at Rubin and Rudman LLP in Boston where he specializes in health, administrative and corporate law. Mr. Gitlin represents clients in transactional matters, including the purchase, sale and reorganization of businesses and general litigation before federal, state and administrative bodies. Previously, Gitlin served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Bar Association Consumer Protection Committee. Mr. Gitlin is a former member of BORIM (1988-1995), serving most recently as Chairman of BORIM from 1993-1995. Mr. Gitlin received his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1971 and bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966.


Media Contact for Governor Baker Appoints Three to Board of Registration in Medicine

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

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Board of Registration in Medicine 

The Board of Registration in Medicine is responsible for licensing, regulation, and discipline of Massachusetts physicians and acupuncturists.