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Dr. Ira Singer and Dr. Jody Meharg receive 2017 Distinguished Service Award at physician reception

Each year, the medical staff at Roger Williams Medical Center recognizes physicians who have served with distinction for more than 20 years. Dr. Ira Singer and Dr. Joseph “Jody” Meharg were presented with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award for their many contributions at the annual CharterCARE Health Partners’ Medical Staff physician reception on December 11.

Dr. Singer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. Dr. Meharg is the Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Roger Williams Medical Center.

Dr. Singer earned his medical degree from George Washington University and went on to serve as Chief Resident in Orthopaedics at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a Reconstructive Knee and Arthroscopic Surgery Fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He has been on staff at Roger Williams since 1996.

Dr. Meharg received his medical degree from Albany Medical College, where he also completed his residency. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine through Brown University. He has been on staff at Roger Williams since 1991 and has been named “Teacher of the Year” 13 times in the Internal Medicine Residency Teaching Program at Roger Williams.

Pictured here at the event (from left to right) are: John Holiver, CEO, CharterCARE; Dr. Singer; medical staff president Dr. Andrea Doyle; Dr. Meharg; and Demetra Ouellette, Roger Williams Medical Center President.