11/22/2005

Khakoo Elected a Master of the American College of Physicians

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Rashida Khakoo, MD, professor and chief of infectious diseases at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine, has been elected a master of the American College of Physicians (ACP).  This is the highest honor offered by the College and one which they award to a select group of physicians each year.

“The ACP is, from the standpoint of undergraduate and graduate medical education and public policy, arguably the most influential medical society in the world,” said James E. Brick, MD, professor and chairman of the WVU Department of Medicine.  “Master status is only conferred upon a very few for their work in these areas, and no one cares more about medical education in this country than Dr. Rashida Khakoo.”

Khakoo, who joined the section of infectious diseases at WVU in 1976, also serves as associate chairman for the WVU Department of Medicine and the assistant vice president for faculty development at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.  She was elected governor for the West Virginia Chapter of the ACP in 1999 and received the College’s Laureate Award. 

The ACP with about 120,000 members is the largest specialty medial society in the world.  Mastership is awarded to physicians who have achieved recognition in medicine by exhibiting excellence in medical practice or research, holding positions of high honor or contributing to medical science. 

“The ACP provides many opportunities and innovative approaches to serve the needs of our patients, learners and communities. It has been an honor to be part of the organization,” Khakoo said.   

For more information about the ACP, visit www.acponline.org

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