Dr. Moalem recognized for leadership in endocrine surgery, patient care

Dr. Moalem (second from right) with (left to right) Owen Garrick, MD, AMA foundation president; Jack Watters, MD, Pfizer Vice-President of External Affairs; and Peter Carmel, MD, FACS, AMA president.

Dr. Moalem (second from right) with (left to right) Owen Garrick, MD, AMA foundation president; Jack Watters, MD, Pfizer Vice-President of External Affairs; and Peter Carmel, MD, FACS, AMA president.

Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS, an endocrine surgeon and  assistant professor of surgery at the University of Rochester (NY) Medical Center, received a Leadership Award from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, in association with Pfizer Inc., in February. The Foundation presents several of these awards annually to medical students, residents, fellows, and early-career physicians who have exhibited outstanding leadership in organized medicine, education, public health, or community service. The awards support leadership development training for these leaders to further strengthen their efforts toward advancing health care.

Dr. Moalem was recognized for conducting research in endocrine surgery and surgical education, serving as an outstanding educator of residents and medical students, and leading the development of a support group for patients with thyroid cancer.

Dr. Moalem has been a highly active member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) since becoming a Resident Member in 2003. He served in various leadership positions in the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS (RAS-ACS) and chaired that group from 2008 to 2009. He also served as the RAS-ACS representative in the AMA House of Delegates from 2005 to 2007 and currently serves as the College’s delegate in the AMA Young Physicians Section.

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