The ACGME and Arnold P. Gold Foundation DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award recognizes institutions with accredited residency/fellowship programs that are exemplary in fostering a respectful, supportive environment for medical education and the delivery of patient care, which leads to the personal and professional development of learners.
Dr. Arnold Gold (1925-2018) was remembered and honored during the 2018 ACGME Annual Educational Conference Awards presentation. As a pediatric neurologist, his belief in the importance of an empathetic bedside manner inspired young doctors to practice compassionate patient care, and led to the creation of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation now run by his wife Sandra Gold.
“ A quintessential physician and humanist, Dr. Gold profoundly influenced medical training and patient care throughout his long career through his teaching and practice, as well as the activities of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, established in 1988 with the help and support of his wife, Sandra, and his many patients, friends, and colleagues. Exemplifying the very essence of his belief in compassionate patient care and humanism, the Foundation has successfully partnered with many other organizations, utilizing education, role-modeling, publications, rituals, recognition, research, and national conferences to forward his passion and his practice.”
Dr. DeWitt C. “Bud” Baldwin
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, President and Chief Executive Officer; DeLonda Y. Dowling, Awards Program Liaison; Henry Ford Hospital: Kimberly Baker-Genaw, MD, Director of Medical Education, Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Designated Institutional Official; Crystal Gyiraszin, MS, Administrative Director of Medical Education; Eric Scher, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Vice President of Medical Education, Henry Ford Health System; Diane M. Hartmann, MD, ACGME Awards Committee Chair; Elizabeth Cleek, PsyD, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, ACGME President and Chief Executive Officer; Alan B. Douglass, MD FAAFP, Middlesex Hospital Designated Institutional Official Director, Family Medicine Residency Program; DeLonda Y. Dowling, ACGME Awards Program Liaison; Diane M. Hartmann, MD, ACGME Awards Committee Chair; Elizabeth Cleek, PsyD, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, President and Chief Executive Officer; DeLonda Y. Dowling, Awards Program Liaison; Deborah M. DeMarco, MD, FACP, Designated Institutional Official, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology; Marilyn Leeds, MPH, Administrative Director for Graduate Medical Education; Terence Flotte, MD, Dean, Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor; Diane M. Hartmann, MD, ACGME Awards Committee Chair; Elizabeth Cleek, PsyD, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
Carol J. Fox, MD, FAAFP,
Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer, Excela Health Latrobe Hospital;
Gregory Pouliot, PhD,
Behavioral Medicine Director, Memorial Hospital of South Bend;
Dale Patterson, MD,
Designated Institutional Official, Memorial Hospital of South Bend;
DeWitt (Bud) Baldwin Jr.,
Senior Scholar, ACGME, and his wife, Michele Baldwin;
Larry Tracy, President, Memorial Hospital of South Bend; Richard Levin, MD, President and CEO, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Nominations for the DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award are received by invitation only.