Navigation Links
Portland Physician Wins AMA Distinguished Service Award
Date:11/12/2007

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) proudly presented Portland physician Richard Allen, M.D., with its 2007 Distinguished Service Award Saturday at its semi-annual policy-making meeting. Dr. Allen is the first Oregon physician to receive the award, which is granted for meritorious service in the science and art of medicine.

"Dr. Allen has devoted himself to advancing medical education," said AMA President Ron Davis, M.D. "His commitment to medical education benefits both future generations of physicians and their patients."

Dr. Allen, an obstetrician-gynecologist, is the assistant dean for graduate medical education at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland (OHSU), and previously won their Distinguished Faculty Service Award. Dr. Allen has been instrumental in developing a program for reentry to medicine for inactive physicians. He is the only physician in the history of the AMA to have served as president of two different state medical societies: the Oregon Medical Association and the Colorado State Medical Society.

As an active member of the AMA, Dr. Allen was elected to the AMA Council of Medical Education for successive terms of nine years, including Chair in 2000. He served six years on the Residency Review Committee for ob-gyn, six years on the Institutional Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and six years on its Executive Committee, including Chair in 1997. Dr. Allen is vice-chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Delegation to the AMA.

Dr. Allen, a native Oregonian, practiced in Portland from 1969-1993 at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital before accepting leadership of a residency training program in Denver, Co. He returned to OHSU in 2002. In 1992 he was named the Oregon Medical Association's Doctor/Citizen of the Year for his leadership in the development of the Oregon Health Plan.

About the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. Working together, the AMA's quarter of a million physician and medical student members are playing an active role in shaping the future of medicine. For more information on the AMA, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Medical Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Contents of the McGinnis Mansion Refurbishes Portland, Oregon Sexual Minority Youth Center
2. West Coast Bank Will Sponsor the Heart of Doernbecher Auction at the Portland Art Museum, October 20, 2007
3. Increased distance to physician associated with thicker skin cancer at diagnosis
4. Broad-based group of physicians calls for improvement in stroke treatment
5. Latest DES Analysis Stresses Importance of Physicians Well-Trained in Implantation Technique and Patient Follow-Up
6. Psychiatrists are the least religious of all physicians
7. Physician Skin Care Specialist Says Proposed New Rules for Sunscreen Products Will Better Protect the Public
8. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
9. Texas Largest Physician Carrier Announces 5th Successive Rate Cut on Anniversary of Lawsuit Reform
10. Maimonides Expands Circulation of Physicians Practice Journal to Staten Island Doctors
11. Scientists, physicians present latest findings in personalized cancer treatment and prevention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... LEXINGTON, Ky. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... MD, MPH to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James ... and CEO Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder ... of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership ... rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the ... business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New ... the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, ... Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid ... to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 ... characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen ... a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and ... seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately ... letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to further ... moderately to severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017 ... , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, ... offer a strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines ... personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... is a medical device used to measure lung function ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: