Dr. Martin Abrahamson Wins ACP’s Eichold Award
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has awarded Joslin Chief Medical Officer Martin Abrahamson, M.D., the inaugural Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes, recognizing Dr. Abrahamson’s “stellar career.”
The award is bestowed upon an ACP member or an organization that has made important health care delivery innovations for diabetic patients resulting in improved clinical or economic outcomes; or an ACP member who has conducted research that significantly improves quality of care or clinical management of diabetes.
“I am highly honored to be given this recognition by my peers,” says Dr. Abrahamson, who will receive the award next month during the ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting in Toronto, Ontario.
An Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Abrahamson, 56, earned his medical degree from University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and endocrinology at Groote Schuur Hospital, also in Cape Town. Dr. Abrahamson became joint head of the endocrine unit in Cape Town before taking up a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in 1992.
From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Abrahamson served as Chief of the Adult Diabetes Section at Joslin Clinic, where he is credited with organizing multidisciplinary teams comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists. He was appointed Joslin Medical Director (now Chief Medical Officer) and Senior Vice President in 2004.
Dr. Abrahamson has authored more than 50 papers, review articles and book chapters related to diabetes. On numerous occasions, he also has been cited in Boston Magazine as one of Boston’s top doctors.
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