Dr. Daniel M. Lichtstein Designated ‘Master’ by American College of Physicians

Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., professor of medicine and Regional Dean for Medical Education, has been elected to Mastership in the American College of Physicians for his role as a citizen physician, educational innovator, humanist, and teacher-learner who inspires those around him and sets high standards for the practice of internal medicine.

Bestowed on highly accomplished Fellows of the prestigious national organization of internists, Masterships are conferred on elite physicians who have distinguished themselves through clinical care, educational leadership or medical research and have made notable contributions to the field of medicine.

“I am extremely honored and truly humbled by my election to Mastership in the American College of Physicians,” said Lichtstein.

Lichtstein said he has been “very fortunate” to have extraordinary mentors and teachers, including the late William J. Harrington Sr., M.D., and J. Maxwell McKenzie, M.D., both former professors and chairs of medicine; Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D., former professor of medicine; and two other distinguished Miller School faculty members who also have been elected to Mastership, Eugene Schiff, M.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Medicine and the Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Chair in the Division of Hepatology/Schiff Center for Liver Diseases; and Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean for Education and Policy.

“Dr. Lichtstein embodies all of the qualities that characterize an outstanding internist — a high degree of intelligence, superb ethical and professional behavior, commitment to teaching and a lifelong dedication to caring for and about his patients,” said Gardner, who was elected to Mastership in 2011. “It has been a pleasure being his colleague for these many years.”

Since joining the Miller School in 1996, Lichtstein has served as program director of the internal medicine residency program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and remained active in the American College of Physicians (ACP), on both the state and national level. He served two terms as treasurer of the ACP Florida Chapter, and for the past seven years as course director for the Internal Medicine Board Review recertification course in Orlando. He also has been an invited speaker at the ACP Annual Session for six years.

Lichtstein has received numerous teaching and service awards, including the Laureate Award from the Florida ACP Chapter in 2007, the William Dock Master Teacher Award from his alma mater, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York, in 2009, and most recently, the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Excellence in Medical Education Award.

“I’m also fortunate to have had the opportunity to mentor and teach an outstanding group of medical students, residents and young faculty during my career,” said Lichtstein.

Lichtstein will be presented with his Mastership next year at an April 11 convocation ceremony during the ACP’s annual meeting, Internal Medicine 2013, in San Francisco.

In addition to Gardner and Schiff, he joins two other Miller School faculty members who have been elected to Mastership: Marc E. Lippman, M.D., the Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Professor of Medicine, and Jay S. Skyler, M.D., professor of medicine, pediatrics and psychology, and associate director for academic programs at the Diabetes Research Institute.

Masters are authorized to use the letters MACP (Master of the American College of Physicians) in connection with all their professional activities.

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