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  • Dr. Jonathan Fish, Dr. Timothy Lucas, and Dr. Michele Manahan are 2017 Fellow in Leadership recipients.

  • Annaliese Ellis, Administrator for the Nu New York Chapter at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and one of the winners of the 2017 Adminstrative Recognition Award stands with AΩA Chapter Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Andrew Yacht (L) and Chapter Councilor Dr. Jose Prince

  • Dominique R Bailey (AΩA, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1988, Resident), with son Iain Matthew Bailey (AΩA, Cooper School of Medicine of Rowan University, 2017, Charter) at the 2017 CMSRU Commencement.

  • Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, AΩA Banquet

  • Diana Bartenstein(L) holds her 2017 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship check with Tufts University School of Medicine AΩA Chapter Councilor, Dr. Amy Lee(R), May 2017.

  • Howard University College of Medicine , AΩA Banquet

  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Banquet

  • Florida State University College of Medicine AΩA Banquet, 2017

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Arnold P. Gold, Pediatric Neurologist. Dr. Gold, along with his wife Dr. Sandra Gold founded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to inspire doctors to practice compassionate patient care.

Through the Gold Foundation he began the White Coat Ceremony at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993. Dr. Gold recognized the need for first year medical students to know the expectations of being care providers at the beginning of their career by donning the white coats and reciting the Hippocratic Oath. To date, 99% of AAMC accredited schools of medicine practice the White Coat Ceremony.

In addition to the White Coat Ceremony, Dr. Gold also formed the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes students, residents, and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine.

Dr. Gold’s career spanned more than 50 years. He taught at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, published more than 80 articles, served as Chief Resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital before returning to Columbia to a fellowship in the new discipline of child neurology where he worked for many years. He treated patients until he was 88, and spoke at last year’s white-coat ceremony at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia.

“You’re only half a physician if you’re just good at your craft,” Dr. Gold said. “Unless it’s coupled with patient-centered care and humanism, it’s suboptimal care.” Dr. Arnold Gold, who believed in the importance of an empathetic bedside manner, died on Jan. 23 in Manhattan. He was 92.

The entire AΩA family sends its condolences to the Gold family. Dr. Gold will be missed.

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