WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Thomas D. DuBose Jr., M.D., the Tinsley R. Harrison professor and chair of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has been awarded mastership by the Board of Regents upon recommendation by the American College of Physicians (ACP). His mastership was presented May 15 at the convocation ceremony during the ACP’s annual meeting, Internal Medicine 2008, in Washington, D.C.
Masters comprise a small group of highly distinguished physicians, selected from among Fellows, who have achieved recognition in medicine by exhibiting preeminence in practice or medical research, holding positions of high honor, or making significant contributions to medical science or the art of medicine.
In 2002, DuBose came to Wake Forest Baptist to serve as Chair in the Department of Internal Medicine. He previously served as the Peter T. Bohan professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. As an academic leader, these and many other institutions have credited him with extensively improving the quality and impact of academic programs.
He served as president of the American Society of Nephrology in 2006 and has held many leadership roles in other organizations relating to nephrology. He is currently listed in the 2008 edition of “Who’s Who in America” and is the author of more than 200 publications.
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