Stuart Kassan, M.D. ‘72, member of the George Washington University (GW) Board of Trustees, president of the Medical Alumni Association, and co-chair of the Dean’s Council at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received the Paulding Phelps Award at the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. This merit-based award is given to a clinical rheumatologist for outstanding service to patients, community, and the practice of medicine.
“Congratulations to Dr. Kassan, who was recognized by the American College of Rheumatology,” said Victoria Shanmugam, M.D., director of the Division of Rheumatology and associate professor of medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “His contributions to the field of rheumatology and the field of medicine are extraordinary.”
Kassan received the award during a special ceremony at the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Nov. 7. The meeting brought together 15,000+ domestic and international participants, including physicians, health professionals, and industry partners from more than 100 countries.
Kassan currently serves as the chief medical officer at the Infusion Center of Denver and MPP Infusion Partners. He is also the chief medical officer of Multispecialty Physician Partners, a distinguished clinical professor of medicine at Denver School of Medicine - University of Colorado, and is in private practice at Colorado Arthritis Associates. Kassan is known for his research and advocacy concerning Sjögren's syndrome and lupus.
Kassan was named a Master of the American College of Rheumatology in 2012.