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Friday, September 9, 2016

Franciscan Health Family Medicine Chief Elected to Prestigious Medical Society

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Richard D. Feldman, MD, has been elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor (AOA) Medical Society-Indiana Chapter.

Dr. Feldman, longtime director of the Franciscan Health Family Medicine Residency Program, was elected because of his many years and contributions to graduate medical education and his journalistic work on behalf of public health issues, chapter officials said.

“This is one of the highest honors students, house staff and faculty can bestow on a colleague. Each year the chapter is allowed to select members of our alumni for this distinction,” wrote D. Craig Brater, MD, chapter president and former dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine, in the notification letter to Dr. Feldman.

This latest accolade comes in the wake of Dr. Feldman’s recent reappointment as a lay member of the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services.

He has held several elected appointments with the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP), the Indianapolis Medical Society and Indiana State Medical Association.

Dr. Feldman has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the IAFP and the Indiana Public Health Foundation. In 2014, he received the Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

An Indianapolis resident, he has served as president of the IAFP and is past president of the Indiana Medical History Museum and the Indianapolis American Heart Association. Dr. Feldman served as Indiana State Health Commissioner (1997 to 2001) and he’s an editorial columnist for the Indianapolis Star.

Dr. Feldman, a native of South Bend, earned his medical degree from the IU School of Medicine in 1977 and completed his residency in family medicine at Franciscan Health in 1980.