Dr. Marc E. Lippman Inducted as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Renowned breast oncologist Marc E. Lippman, M.D., Deputy Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, has been inducted as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the oldest medical college in England. Lippman received the highest category of membership of the RCP at a ceremony held in London on July 8.

Lippman, professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is widely known for his research in breast cancer, having served as Head of the Medical Breast Cancer Section, Medicine Branch at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and as Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester.

Nominations are made by existing RCP fellows and include individual nominations of eminent physicians worldwide. Clive Constable, Director of Professional and Corporate Affairs at the RCP, said, “Professor Lippman was nominated on the basis of the breadth of his work, but in particular that he has made a series of seminal contributions to the management of breast carcinoma. This award of fellowship is to recognise that contribution.”

The RCP Council elects fellows once each year and fellows are admitted by the RCP President, Professor Jane Dacre, M.D., who presides over the ceremonies.

“I am very honoured to be chosen as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians,” said Lippman, who has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Mallinckrodt Award of the Clinical Radioassay Society and a Commendation Medal from the U.S. Public Health Service. “It’s extremely rewarding to be recognized by your peers for your research in a particular field.”

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, described Lippman as a “seminal contributor in the area of breast cancer research. His discoveries in the laboratory have helped shape clinical care for hundreds of thousands of women.”

The RCP was founded in 1518 by King Henry VIII to regulate the practice of medicine in England. Since that time, it has evolved into a professional membership of more than 30,000 members and fellows around the globe who work to promote, maintain and restore health.

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