Joel Bennett, MD, was one of two recipients of this year’s Beutler Prize, the highest honor of the American Society of Hematology. The award is given to a basic scientist and a clinical investigator whose work fundamentally changed the field of medicine.
David W. Kennedy, MD, of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, has been selected to receive Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s “Clinical Excellence Award.” The award, from the creators of America’s Top Doctors ® guide, is designed to recognize physicians who exemplify excellence in clinical medical practice and is part of their National Physician of the Year Award honors. Kennedy is widely noted for bringing endoscopic sinus surgery to the United States and created the first international course dedicated to teaching endoscopic trans-nasal techniques and the first rhinology academic fellowship.
William H. Lipshutz, MD, has been named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Fellowships are awarded to AGA members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to the field of gastroenterology.
Thomas Sollecito, DMD, who was recently named chief of Oral Medicine at HUP, was chosen to serve as president of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. This organization is dedicated to promoting excellence in education, research, and patient care in the field of Oral Medicine.
Alan Wein, MD, chair of Urology, was chosen to receive the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award from the New York Academy of Medicine’s Section on Urology. The award is given to a person who has significantly advanced the science and art of urology.