Richard Wenzel, M.D., named Laureate of Virginia ACP chapter
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The Virginia chapter of the American
College of Physicians has bestowed the Laureate Award to Richard Wenzel,
M.D., chair of internal medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University School
The Laureate Award honors fellows and masters of the college
who have rendered distinguished service to their chapters and community and
have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or
research and service to their community.
"To me it is always exciting to receive any honor, but to
be recognized by colleagues and friends whose work I admire is especially
pleasing," said Wenzel, who is a master of the college. "I am also fortunate to
be recognized for doing all the things I enjoy, teaching and research."
Wenzel accepted the award this month at the ACP's annual
state meeting in Williamsburg. The ACP also recognized Sarah Corley, M.D., former
governor of the Virginia chapter.
A professor of internal medicine
at VCU and an internationally known expert on infectious diseases, Wenzel has
been chair of internal medicine at VCU since 1995.
The American College of Physicians is the
largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in
the United States. Its membership of 125,000 includes internists, internal
medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents and fellows. For more
information, visit http://www.acponline.org/about_acp/.