Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism In Medicine Award For Practicing Physicians

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians 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 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.
The award is from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Nominations may be submitted by members of the Society to by June 3, 2022.

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.

Recipients of this prestigious award automatically become members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), a national society with over 200 established chapters at medical schools throughout the country and growing rapidly, providing access to attend conferences and events and to meet and exchange ideas with like-minded colleagues and members from other institutions.

The recipient will also be provided with free registration for the Scientific Congress.

Supported by a gift from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Congratulations to the 2022 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians Recipient

After earning his B.Sc. (Biochemistry) and M.D. from the University of British Columbia, Samuel C. Pang, M.D. completed a rotating internship followed by a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Toronto. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at UCLA. He is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. In 1993, he joined IVF America Boston (later, Reproductive Science Center of New England) and was appointed Medical Director of RSCNE in 2007. In October 2014, he joined Boston IVF following a merger with RSCNE. Dr. Pang has a reputation for commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail in patient care, and he is respectful, empathic, sensitive and compassionate in communicating with patients, engendering their trust and confidence. While his career focused on patient care, he has also mentored junior physician colleagues and advocated for patients. Working with RESOLVE New England, he played an instrumental role in the 2011 revision to the Massachusetts Infertility Insurance Mandate.

Dr. Pang is a pioneer in providing reproductive care to LGBTQ+ patients. In 1998, he was among the earliest physicians applying ART to gay men who sought parenthood via donor eggs and gestational surrogacy. In 2007, he began providing IVF services to lesbian couples without infertility, coining the term “reciprocal IVF” for one person providing oocytes and the other gestating. In 2012, he began treating transgender men for fertility preservation and reciprocal IVF, and transgender men who choose to gestate themselves. He was a charter member and second chairperson of the LGBTQSIG at ASRM.

Previous Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians:

2022 Samuel C. Pang, MD.
2021 Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D.
2020 Alicia Y. Christy, M.D. and William E Gibbons, M.D.
2019 Mark D. Hornstein, M.D.
2018 Eve C. Feinberg, M.D.
2017 Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D.
2016 Selwyn Oskowitz, M.D.
2015 Jason S. Griffith, M.D.
2014 Richard Dickey, M.D., Ph.D.

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