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American College of Physicians recognizes Tulane internists

When the American College of Physicians (ACP) held its annual meeting in New Orleans in April, the organization inducted three new fellows who are members of the Tulane School of Medicine faculty and nominated one faculty member and administrator as a master.

American College of Physicians

ACP is the national organization of internists.

Deepa Bhatnagar, MD, assistant professor of medicine and senior associate program director; Brian Lewis, MD/MPH, assistant professor of clinical medicine and associate director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program; and Alegra Venditto, MD, assistant professor of medicine and clinical preceptor of the internal medicine residency clinic, were inducted as new fellows. Marc Kahn, MD, MBA, MACP, a hematologist/medical oncologist with the Tulane Cancer Center, Peterman-Prosser professor of medicine, and senior associate dean for admissions and student affairs, was inducted as a master of the ACP.

Fellows of the ACP are chosen based on ACP membership, career excellence and contributions to medicine and the community.

Election to mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Masters must make a notable contribution to medicine through teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery of health care and/or contributions to medical literature.

With more than 152,000 internal medicine physicians worldwide, ACP is among the largest medical-specialty groups. The organization was founded in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine and today fosters excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.—Keith Brannon and Faith Dawson

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