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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Franciscan St. Francis Health family medicine chief receives national honors

INDIANAPOLIS – Richard D. Feldman, MD, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

Feldman, director of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Family Medicine Residency Program, was recognized for his contributions to the community and organizations of family medicine. Further, it salutes his leadership and service as a mentor to residents, other program directors and family medicine teachers.

Feldman, who also directs the medical education program at Franciscan St. Francis, holds several elected appointments with the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, the Indianapolis Medical Society and Indiana State Medical Association. He has served as president of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) and is past president of the Indiana Medical History Museum.

In 1981, Feldman became youngest in the nation to become the director of a family medicine residency, one of the most robust of its kind in the region.

He most recently received lifetime achievement accolades from the IAFP and the Indiana Public Health Foundation.

An Indianapolis resident, Feldman served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 1997 to 2001, and he’s a regularly featured editorial columnist for the Indianapolis Star.