Castle Connolly Honors Top Physicians at Seventh Annual Awards
The seventh annual Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. National Physician of the Year Awards took place recently at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. The Awards recognized and honored five exemplary physicians, as well as the many thousands of other excellent physicians practicing in communities throughout the United States. Awards are given to physicians who are nationally recognized leaders and contributors in their specialties.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to physicians for their lifetime of dedication to research and practice in their respective fields. This year, the award was presented to: Robert L. Brent, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Radiology and Pathology, Jefferson Medical College and John G. Clarkson, M.D., Dean Emeritus and Professor of Ophthalmology, Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital/Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology - Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.
The Clinical Excellence Award, recognizing physicians who exemplify excellence in clinical medical practice, was presented to: Richard L. Edelson, M.D., Chairman, Department of Dermatology - Yale School of Medicine, and Susan Mackinnon, M.D., Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Washington University School of Medicine and John M. Morton, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., Director, Bariatric Surgery & Surgical Quality Stanford School of Medicine - Stanford University Medical Center.
The National Health Leadership Award is awarded to a non-physician whose outstanding dedication and work with an organization has heightened the awareness for the need of support and research for that specific cause. Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital received this year’s National Health Leadership Award.
John K. Castle, Chairman, and John J. Connolly, Ed.D., President and CEO, of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. William Liss-Levinson, Ph.D., Vice President, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and Jean Morgan, M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical & Research Officer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. were among the Awards Presenters for the evening. Dr. Steve Salvatore, host of “Dr. Steve,” Tribune’s nationally syndicated TV show, was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. #