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Release: May 29, 2002
Physician organization honors two doctors
The Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians-American
Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) has honored two physicians for excellence
in their profession and service to community.
Joel Gordon, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine
in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine,
and Peter Reiter, M.D., physician director of the Ottumwa region for Iowa
Health Physicians, each received the Laureate Award at a May 3 ceremony held
at the UI at the annual scientific meeting of the Iowa Chapter of the ACP-ASIM.
A member of the UI faculty since 1985, Gordon was recognized
for his outstanding teaching and research skills. He devotes his time to developing
educational programs for medical students, fellows and residents. His commitment
to medical education previously has been recognized by many organizations,
including the Harvard-Macy Institute Fellowship for Physician Educators in
1995 and 1998. Gordon also has received many grants for research into kidney
Reiter is a graduate of both the UI and the UI Carver College
of Medicine. He entered private practice with the Internal Medicine, PC clinic
in Ottumwa in 1997 and later joined Iowa Health Physicians as medical director
of the Ottumwa region. Reiter has served on many committees that contribute
to continuing education for physicians or promote quality health care for
patients. He also has been involved in numerous civic activities in the Ottumwa
Laureate awardees generally are senior physicians and ACP-ASIM
Fellows or Masters of long-standing who have served their chapter with distinction.
The ACP-ASIM is the nation's largest medical specialty society.
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