Dr. Alan G. Wasserman is Elected to the Board of Directors of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
WASHINGTON (August 4, 2011)—The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has announced that Dr. Alan G. Wasserman, chairman of the Department of Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been elected to the Board of Directors as a Councilor Director. Founded in 1902, Alpha Omega Alpha is the national medical honor society dedicated to recognizing high educational achievement, honoring gifted teaching, encouraging the development of leaders in academia and the community, supporting the ideals of humanism, and promoting service to others.
Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing. The Board, of which Dr. Wasserman will join September, consists of members of the Society elected by the Board of Directors based on recommendations by the nominating committee and installed after election by the Board.
“Dr. Wasserman’s election to the Board of Directors at Alpha Omega Alpha is a testament to the high level of respect he has among his peers as a leader and committed medical professional. I know he will be a valuable addition to the Board and will help guide the organization to continued success,” said Dr. Jeffrey S. Akman, Interim Vice Provost for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Wasserman has served for the past several years as an Alpha Omega Alpha Councilor at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and has helped to nominate local members, contributed to service projects, and administered chapter activities. As a Councilor Director, he will maintain his responsibilities as a Councilor, as well as, attend the annual board meetings and assist in the decision making process that will lay the foundation for the future of the Society.
About Dr. Alan G. Wasserman
Dr. Alan Wasserman is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and President of the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, which comprises the University’s full-time clinical faculty.
Dr. Wasserman is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In 2008 he was awarded with the John F. Maher Memorial Laureate Award, which honors select Fellows and Masters of the ACP in the DC Chapter who have “shown by their lives and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care and service to the College”.