The Institute’s Dr. Neil S. Calman Elected to National Academy of Medicine
New York, NY (October 20, 2017) – Dr. Neil S. Calman, president and CEO of The Institute for Family Health, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
“These newly elected members represent the most exceptional scholars and leaders in science, medicine, and health in the U.S. and around the globe,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau about the cohort of 70 newly-elected members. “Their expertise will help our organization address today’s most pressing health challenges and inform the future of health and health care to benefit us all.”
New members were elected on Monday, October 16, 2017 by current members. According to NAM, the election process recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. With more than four decades of experience as a family physician and health care executive serving low-income communities, Dr. Calman’s achievements span efforts to improve access to health care for medically underserved communities, address racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes, and utilize innovative workforce development and information technology strategies to assure high-quality care and supportive communities for those most at risk.
Dr. Calman joins over 2,000 NAM members who have made outstanding contributions to medicine and health through their work in the health care, public health, legal, social sciences and related fields. He reacted to Monday’s announcement, saying, “Working with the prestigious National Academy of Medicine affords us the opportunity to participate in national discussions of policy and to apply the experience we have obtained in 40 years of practice and program development in addressing our nation’s critical health problems. I am proud to be named alongside the many superbly talented and dedicated professionals elected to the Academy this year and in years past.”