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The Laureate Award honors those Fellows and Masters of the
American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal
Medicine in Montana who have demonstrated by their example and
conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care,
education, and/or research, and in service to their community and
Recipients of this award shall bear the title Laureate of the
Awards shall be made at the annual regional meeting of the
Montana Chapter on recommendation of the Awards Committee, with
approval of the Council and Governor. The awardee must accept this
recognition in person, unless excused by the Governor. The awardee
is to be nominated by a process that can originate from the Awards
Committee or any member of the Montana Chapter, ACP. The nomination
must document the personal attributes and accomplishments of the
Master or Fellow whom the Chapter wishes to honor as a Laureate
Awardees are generally senior physicians who have been Fellows
for many years, with a long history of excellence and peer approval
in the specialty of internal medicine. Additionally, awardees
should have served their chapter with distinction or in some
clearly definable manner. Exceptional circumstances may modify
The Montana Chapter is pleased to honor Ronald V. Loge, MD,
FACP, who has been a long-standing and loyal supporter of ACP, has
rendered distinguished service to the Chapter, and has upheld the
high ideals and professional standards for which the American
College of Physicians is known.
Phillip E. Griffin, MD, FACP
Governor ACP, Montana Chapter
Dr. Loge was born in 1948 in Sharon, North Dakota. He received
his under-graduate training at the University of Montana, where he
graduated in 1971 with a BS in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude. He also
attended the Technical University of Norway, Trondheim, Norway, as
a Rotary International Scholar from 1969-70, during which he became
fluent in Norwegian. He then earned an MS degree in Biochemistry
from the University of Montana in 1972. He received his MD from the
University of Oklahoma in 1976, took his internship and residency
in internal medicine at the University of Washington Affiliated
Hospitals from 1976-79, and served as Chief Medical Resident,
Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital (University of Washington)
from 1979-80. Since 1980 he has been in the private practice of
Internal Medicine at the Southwestern Montana Medical Clinic in
Dillon, MT. He and his wife, the former Charlene Bower, were
married in 1971. They have two children: Anna and Laura.
In 1979, he was certified by the American Board of Internal
Medicine in Internal Medicine with added qualifications in
Geriatric Medicine in April, 1988 . He has been a member of the ACP
for many years, serving as Governor of the Montana Chapter from
1992-96. He was president of the Montana Society of Internal
Medicine from 1987-89, and a member of the ACP Public Education
Subcommittee from 1988-92. He has been very active on the American
Board of Internal Medicine, having served on its Board of Directors
from 1997-2001. ABIM committee assignments during that time have
included ABIM's Test Writing, Test Selection, and Recertification
Committees and its Task Forces on Re-certification and The Marginal
Resident as well as the Chairmanship of ABIM's Physical Examination
Skills-Self Evaluation Process Committee. Currently , he is a
member of the Society for General Internal Medicine Task Force on
Defining and Promoting the Domain of the Field for General Internal
Medicine and the Internal Medicine Recent Advances Self-Evaluation
Process Module Committee.
Local and state activities have included serving as Chief of
Staff of Barrett Memorial Hospital and Chairman of its Credentials
and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. From 1989-96 he was
Montana Chairman of the University of Washington School of Medicine
Admissions Committee Executive Committee. He currently holds the
appointment of Clinical Professor of Medicine from the University.
Other honors have included the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the
University of Montana in 1995, the Gerald I. Plitman Distinguished
Visiting Professorship at the University of Tennessee in April,
1997, the Alpha Omega Alpha Lectureship, Kansas University Medical
Center in 1998, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Professorship and
Lectureship, University of South Dakota School of Medicine in May,
2001. In 2002, he received the University of Washington School of
Medicine Department of Medicine 2002 WWAMI Excellence in Teaching
Award. In addition, he has many publications and has given many
presentations on medical topics.
Dr. Loge has special interests in the problems of rural medicine
and the medical aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He is an
avid fly fisherman and wood carver.
Because of Dr. Loge's high clinical standards, many
contributions to the practice of internal medicine in his community
and nationally, and many years of dedicated and innovative service
to the American College of Physicians, the Montana Chapter of the
American College of Physicians is pleased to honor Dr. Ronald V.
Loge as its Laureate for 2003.