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2015 Greenberg Award Winner: Dr. David Blumenthal

Weill Cornell and NewYork-Presbyterian honor a senior member of its medical staff each year with the Maurice R. Greenberg Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1981, the award recognizes exceptional and longstanding service to the medical center and is the highest honor one of our faculty can receive.

This year's honoree was Dr. David Blumenthal, a "double red" who graduated from Cornell University in 1971 and from Weill Cornell in 1975. He's been affiliated with the Medical College ever since. First, he completed his residency in internal medicine at our medical center, then joined our faculty. After entering private practice in 1986, he became a member of the voluntary faculty in the division of cardiology. Currently he serves as a clinical professor of medicine at Weill Cornell.

Dr. Blumenthal is also a member of our Board of Overseers and an award-winning teacher. He created the Cardiology Fellows' Roundtable Conference, helps train medical residents, and is a member of the Margaret and Ian Smith Clinical Skills Center steering committee.

Dr. Blumenthal received the 35th Annual Greenberg Award at a gala celebration at the end of May. I thought the speech he made during the ceremony was excellent. Not only did it convey his considerable wit and charm, but it also highlighted the many mentors and friends at Weill Cornell who shaped his career over the course of more than forty years. Dave's passion for medicine and his commitment to patients come shining through.

I encourage those in the Weill Cornell community to view Dr. David Blumenthal's speech at our internal site: http://itunesu.weill.cornell.edu. The Greenberg Dinner speech can be found in the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series folder and is listed as tracks 123 and 124.

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