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ACP Honors Outstanding Contributions to Medicine in Annual Convocation Ceremony

Philadelphia, January 5, 2018 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) will honor outstanding contributions to medicine at its annual convocation ceremony on Thursday, April 19, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, where ACP will host its annual scientific conference, Internal Medicine Meeting 2018, through April 21.

ACP President Jack Ende, MD, MACP, will preside over the ceremony, during which 21 awardees, 59 new Masters of ACP (MACP), and more than 400 new Fellows of ACP (FACP) will be honored.

ACP annually recognizes varied accomplishments in the world of medicine. The awardees for 2018 are:

John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine

Phillip Gorden, MD, MACP; Bethesda, Maryland

James D. Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine

Calvin Q. Pan, MD, MACP; Flushing, New York

Alfred Stengel Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the American College of Physicians

Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP; Winter Park, Florida

American College of Physicians Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine

Richard W. Childs, MD; Bethesda, Maryland

Edward R. Loveland Memorial Award

Debra L. Ness; Washington, District of Columbia

Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award

Auguste H. Fortin VI, MD, MPH, MACP; New Haven, Connecticut

COL Lisa K. Moores, MC USA, MACP; Vienna, Virginia

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award #1 from The Rosenthal Family Foundation

Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, FACP; Needham, Massachusetts

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award #2 from The Rosenthal Family Foundation

Project ASSERT; Boston, Massachusetts

Ralph O. Claypoole Sr. Memorial Award for Devotion of a Career in Internal Medicine to the Care of Patients

Joaquin G. Cigarroa Jr., MD, FACP; Laredo, Texas

Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award for Outstanding Contributions to Humanism in Medicine

Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP; Dallas, Texas

Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award

Edward J. Filippone, MD, FACP; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joseph F. Boyle Award for Distinguished Public Service

Andrew M. Slavitt; Washington, District of Columbia

Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism and Community Service

Jatinder Kumar Mokta, MD, FACP; Shimla, India

Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians

Devang Patel, MD; Ellicott City, Maryland

Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award

Bharat Kumar, MD, FACP; North Liberty, Iowa

Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator

Yong Ki Shin, MD, FACP; Montesano, Washington

W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care

Jehan El-Bayoumi, MD, FACP; Washington, District of Columbia

Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes

Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD, FACP; New Haven, Connecticut

ACP Award for Distinguished Contributions to Behavioral Medicine

Susan Wolver, MD, FACP; Midlothian, Virginia

ACP Award for Outstanding Educator of Residents and Fellows

Hasan Bazari, MD, FACP; Boston, Massachusetts

Steven E. Weinberger Award for Physician Executives/Leaders

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP; Chicago, Illinois

A description of each award is available here.

New Masters of the American College of Physicians for 2017-18

For a general description of this honor, see background information below.

Nancy D. Adams, MD, MACP; Farmington, Connecticut

Paul B. Aronowitz, MD, MACP; Mill Valley, California

James H. Baker, MD, MACP; Muskogee, Oklahoma

Lisa M. Bellini, MD, MACP; Voorhees, New Jersey

O. Joseph Bizzozero Jr., MD, MACP; Middlebury, Connecticut

Henry G. Bone, MD, MACP; Detroit, Michigan

John D. Bower, MD, MACP; Brandon, Mississippi

Jay C. Butler, MD, FAAP, MACP; Anchorage, Alaska

Abdul Jalil Chowdhury, MBBS, MD, MACP; Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kathleen A. Cooney, MD, MACP; Salt Lake City, Utah

William E. Davis, MD, MACP; New Orleans, Louisiana

Richard J. Duma, MD, MACP; Palm Coast, Florida

Elizabeth N. Eckstrom, MD, MACP; Portland, Oregon

Lisa L. Ellis, MD, MACP; Manakin Sabot, Virginia

Kristine E. Ensrud, MD, MACP; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ross D. Feldman, MD, MACP; St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Melanie A. Fisher, MD, MACP; Morgantown, West Virginia

Nick Fitterman, MD, MACP; Northport, New York

John M. Flack, MD, MPH, MACP; Springfield, Illinois

Auguste H. Fortin VI, MD, MPH, MACP; New Haven, Connecticut

Alice L. Fuisz, MD, MACP; Washington, District of Columbia

Phillip Gorden, MD, MACP; Bethesda, Maryland

Nancy A. Hasenfus, MD, MACP; Brunswick, Maine

Kevin P. High, MD, MACP; Winston Salem, North Carolina

Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP; Springfield, Illinois

Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MACP; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, MACP; Houston, Texas

Joel D. Howell, MD, MACP; Ann Arbor, Michigan

John F. Jackson, MD, MACP; Jackson, Mississippi

Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, MPH, MACP; Lubbock, Texas

Marc J. Kahn, MD, MACP; New Orleans, Louisiana

George H. Karam, MD, MACP; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Richard G. Lane, MD, MACP; Franklin, Tennessee

Eric S. Leith, MD, MACP; Oakville, Onatario, Canada

Mark Linzer, MD, MACP; Saint Louis Park, Minnesota

David T. Martin, MD, MACP; Newton, Massachusetts

Diana B. McNeill, MD, MACP; Durham, North Carolina

COL Lisa K. Moores, MC USA, MACP; Vienna, Virginia

Eileen M. Moser, MD, MACP; Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Stephen M. Pastores, MD, MACP; New York, New York

M. Ameen Patel, MD, MACP; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Steven B. Pearson, MD, MACP; La Crosse, Wisconsin

Timothy E. Quill, MD, MACP; Rochester, New York

W. Gary Reed, MD, MACP; Dallas, Texas

Eileen E. Reynolds, MD, MACP; Lexington, Massachusetts

Gregory W. Rouan, MD, MACP; Cincinnati, Ohio

Rebecca T. Ruud, MD, MACP; Issaquah, Washington

Moro O. Salifu, MD, MACP; Brooklyn, New York

Stephen C. Schimpff, MD, MACP; Catonsville, Maryland

Jay M. Shames, MD, MACP; New Orleans, Louisiana

Stanley R. Shane, MD, MACP; Reno, Nevada

Robert C. Smith, MD, MACP; East Lansing, Michigan

Jerry L. Spivak, MD, MACP; Baltimore, Maryland

Robert J. Tanenberg, MD, MACP; Greenville, North Carolina

Jennifer C. Thompson, MD, MACP; Orlando, Florida

Bruce W. Usher, MD, MACP; Charleston, South Carolina

Sara L. Wallach, MD, MACP; Fair Haven, New Jersey

Steven H. Yale, MD, MACP; Gainesville, Florida

Michael A. Zimmer, MD, MACP; St. Petersburg, Florida

Levels of membership in ACP are Medical Student Member, Associate, Member, Fellow (FACP), Honorary Fellow, and Master (MACP). FACPs, or Fellows of the American College of Physicians, have been recommended by their peers, endorsed by their local ACP chapter Governor, and reviewed by a national credentials subcommittee.

Throughout the year, highly distinguished Fellows are nominated for Mastership by ACP members and others familiar with their backgrounds. Each fall, a select group of these Fellows are chosen from among the nominees for Mastership by the ACP Awards Committee and approved by the ACP Board of Regents. The title of Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) is bestowed upon the recipient.

Masters must be highly accomplished individuals. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors and honors, such as research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism, and administrative positions. The Master must be distinguished by the excellence and significance of his or her contributions to the science and art of medicine.

For Mastership, ACP involvement is expected, with rare exceptions. This may include, for example, service to the College in an official capacity, participation in chapter activities, and involvement in the development of College products and educational programs. Masters are authorized to use the letters MACP in connection with their professional activities.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 152,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.

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