Dr. Joseph J. Fins, chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded the Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award from the American College of Physicians, a national organization of internists.
The Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Davies, a regent and president-elect of the college. The award is given for outstanding contributions to humanism in medicine and bestowed in recognition of scholarly activities in history, literature, philosophy and ethics. Dr. Fins will receive the award at the college’s convocation ceremony, during its annual scientific conference, on April 11 in Philadelphia.
“I am honored to receive the ACP Davies Award, which I think represents a growing recognition of our ethical obligations to patients with severe brain injury,” said Dr. Fins, who is also the E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and a professor of medicine, of medical ethics in neurology, of healthcare policy and research, of medicine in psychiatry, and of medical ethics in rehabilitation medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. “I am grateful to Weill Cornell Medicine for the opportunity to advance their cause through my scholarship working with so many dedicated colleagues at the medical college.”
Dr. Fins also co-directs the Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury (CASBI) at Weill Cornell Medicine and is an attending physician and the director of medical ethics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is the founding chair of its Ethics Committee.
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide.