PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow, The American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Rheumatology
Fellow, The American College of Legal Medicine
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
The Society of Sigma Xi
The Henry Kunkel Society
The American Association for the Advancement of Science
The Heberden Medical History Society
Phi Beta Kappa
The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
American Federation for Clinical Research
New York Academy of Sciences
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
New York Rheumatism Association
The American Association of Immunologists
International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Clinical Immunology Society
American Society for Health Care Risk Management
National Health Care Law Association
The Society of Medical Jurisprudence
The American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association            
District of Columbia Bar Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

Jonas Salk Scholar, The City University of New York        1969
Phi Epsilon Pi Fraternity Undergraduate of the Year        1969
Research Achievement Award, Cornell University Medical College    1972
American Medical Association Research Achievement Award     1972
William M. Polk Research Award, Cornell University Medical College   1973
Mosby Research Prize, Cornell University Medical College      1973
National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health     1977-79
Clinical Investigator Award, National Institutes of Health       1979-92
American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award     1981-01
Arthritis Foundation, NY Chapter, Research Award              1985-90
Brooklyn College Alumnus of the Year Award         1995
 

EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES

Secretary-Treasurer, The New York Rheumatism Association             1981-
Secretary-Treasurer, Northeast Regional Council, American College  1986-92
of Rheumatology
Chair, By-Laws Committee, The American Society for       1986-93
Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
Panelist, Data and Technology Assessment Program,       1986-98
American Medical Association
Co-Chair, Health Law Section, Special Committee on AIDS and     1986-93
The Law, New York State Bar Association
Vice-Chair, The New York Arthritis Foundation         1987-98
Member, Membership and Credentials Committee, American College   1988-92
of Rheumatology
Chair, Bioethics and Legal Issues - Health and Public Policy     1991-96
Committee, American College of Physicians, NY State Chapter
Member, The American Board of Legal Medicine        1991-04
President, The Society of Salk Scholars, City University of New York   1992-00
Member, Manpower and Training Committee, American College    1992-94
of Rheumatology
Chair, Continuing Medical Education Committee, Arthritis Foundation  1992-94
President, Northeast Region, American College of Rheumatology    1993-94
Chair, Professional Education Committee, The Arthritis Foundation   1993-96
Member, Office of Professional Medical Conduct, New York State   1993-08
Department of Education
President, The American College of Legal Medicine       1994-95
Member, Board of Directors, The American College of Rheumatology  1994-96
Chair, The American Board of Legal Medicine         1996-04
Secretary-Treasurer, The American College of Rheumatology    1996-99
Chair, Committee on Liaison with the Professions, Health Law Section,  1996-99
New York State Bar Association
Vice-President, The American College of Rheumatology      1999-00
President-Elect, The American College of Rheumatology      2000-01
President, The American College of Rheumatology       2001-02
Member, Arthritis Advisory Committee, Food & Drug Administration            2002-07
Chair, Arthritis Advisory Committee, Food & Drug Administration                 2004-07