Dr. Klunk, Chief Quality Officer for Elliot’s Ambulatory Practices is Society’s 188th Leader

John Klunk, MD, has been named president of the New Hampshire Medical Society at the society’s Annual Scientific Conference, which was held Saturday in Bretton Woods.

Klunk has practiced internal medicine and pediatrics at Elliot’s primary care practices in Raymond for 17 years. As chief quality officer for the health system’s ambulatory practices, he has tirelessly worked to assure a system-wide approach to consistent, evidence-based care for thousands of patients in the Manchester community.

He will continue to serve on the medical society’s Governing Council and its Legislative Committee.

As president, Klunk plans to focus on complementing the work done in healthcare, which accounts for more than 20 percent of overall health of a given population, by lending more weight to social determinants of health, including education, housing, lifestyle and the environment, all of which have significant impact on health. He will also support and advocate for fellow physicians in restoring joy in the practice of medicine, an issue compounded by time-consuming requirements for clerical and other non-medical tasks.

A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Klunk completed a residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He holds a degree, magna cum laude, in cell biology from Cornell University.

Klunk is board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine.

He resides in Bow with his wife and three children.