Alan Schwartzstein, MD (left) and Noel Deep, MD Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP, was awarded the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Presidential Citation during its Board of Directors meeting Saturday in Madison. He was nominated for and presented the award by Immediate Past President Noel Deep, MD, in recognition of his contributions to the profession of medicine, his patients and the citizens of Wisconsin.
“Doctor Schwartzstein is an exemplary role model for me as well as for young physicians in Wisconsin and everywhere of what an ideal physician should be,” said Dr. Deep. “He is a wonderful physician, mentor, guide, leader and volunteer in the community. His humility and dignified leadership are remarkable attributes that endear him to people everywhere.
Doctor Schwartzstein, a family medicine physician with SSM Health Dean Medical Group, has been a longstanding Society member and served in several leadership roles, including vice-speaker of the House of Delegates and chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. He also served on the Wisconsin Public Health Council and Madison Board of Health and is currently the speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
“I am deeply humbled and grateful at this recognition,” said Dr. Schwartzstein. “My career and life has been about service: service to patients, colleagues, community and the greater good. It is a great honor to have my efforts acknowledged by my physician colleagues in the Medical Society, who also work tirelessly for the better health of Wisconsin.”
A second Presidential Citation was awarded to Kesavan Kutty, MD, an internist and pulmonary and critical care physician from Milwaukee at the Society’s Annual Meeting in April.
The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Presidential Citation was established in 1959 to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to medicine or public health. For more information, click here.
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