Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism In Medicine Award For Practicing Physicians
- Demonstrate significant patient advocacy
- Demonstrate compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care;
- Display competence in scientific endeavors;
- Show respect for patients, families and co-workers;
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in working with patient and family members of diverse backgrounds;
- Display effective, empathic communication and listening skills;
- Understand a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and make an effort to ensure patient comprehension;
- Understand and show respect for the patient’s viewpoint;
- Be sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being; and identify emotional concerns of patients and family members;
- Engender trust and confidence.
Each nomination must include
- A letter of nomination
- The nominee’s curriculum vitae and a summary of accomplishments in the field of patient care in reproductive medicine.
- Each nomination must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two additional members of the Society. ASRM members may nominate themselves. A candidate must have been a member of ASRM for at least one year prior to nomination for the award.
Selection of the award recipient will be made by the Executive Committee of the ASRM based on the candidate’s record of achievement and recognition as an outstanding empathic physician. The recipient will be notified and will be recognized as the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award by presentation of a plaque at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. The recipient will also be provided with free registration for the Scientific Congress.
Previous Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians:
2014 Richard Dickey, M.D., Ph.D.
2015 Jason S. Griffith, M.D.
2016 Selwyn Oskowitz, M.D.
2017 Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D.
2018 Eve C. Feinberg, M.D.
2019 Mark D. Hornstein, M.D.
Congratulations to the 2019 Winner
Mark D. Hornstein, M.D. has been selected as the 2019 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians. This award honors an ASRM member who as a practicing physician has best demonstrated the ideals of compassionate and respectful care for a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. The recipient of the award should demonstrate compassion, empathy, competence, respect, sensitivity, effective communication and trustworthiness.
Dr. Hornstein has served as a superlative role model for a generation of residents and fellows while treating his patients with the highest level of compassion and empathy in his role as Harvard Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition to the compassionate care he has exhibited at the bedside, he has focused much of his scientific efforts on issues important to patients, including the influence of economic conditions on infertility treatment, and the outcome of pregnancies resulting from these treatments. His efforts have clearly demonstrated to everyone who knows him his deep understanding and respect for patients, families, co-workers, and trainees.