Robert Ferguson, MD MACP
APDIM awarded Robert Ferguson, MD, MACP, the APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award during the 2018 Academic Internal Medicine Week, held March 18-21 in San Antonio, TX.
The Founders Award honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized nationally as an educator, innovator, and leader whose contributions have influenced areas of undergraduate and graduate medical education and the development of training programs in internal medicine, APDIM, or other organizations that are educationally focused. Dr. Ferguson was presented with his award during the APDIM Awards Spring Lunch.
Dr. Ferguson has been an active clinician-educator at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
As a longstanding member of APDIM, he served as a member of the Membership Survey and Scientific Data Sub-Committee, the Public and Legislative Policy Committee, and the AAIM Advocacy Committee. Early on, he noted that program directors from community hospitals were a heterogeneous group that had difficulty speaking with one voice. He served as the first chair of the Community Hospital Special Interest Group in 2000, and held that position until 2009, helping to crystallize and prioritize the main concerns and challenges of that diverse group. He also became an active member of the Association of the Chiefs and Chairs of Medicine (ACCM), and served as the director for the ACCM Patient Safety Symposium, held in 2010, and the ACCM Symposium II, held in 2011. Finally, he served on the APDIM Council from 2004-2007.
Dr. Ferguson conceived the idea of creating a journal to support and disseminate the broad range of scholarly efforts of community hospitals. Thus began the Journal of Community Hospitals of Internal Medicine Perspectives (JCHIMP), a new peer- reviewed online journal that initiated publication in 2011. The vision for this project was entirely his, and he has spent countless hours of his own time nurturing it to fruition. The project, to a significant degree, reflects his personal values.
After receiving his medical degree from Cornell University in 1972, Dr. Ferguson completed his internship and residency at the North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, New York. He then served as medical chief resident at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, CT.
Donald Bordley, MD
APDIM awarded Donald Bordley, MD, the 2017 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
The Founders Award honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized nationally as an educator, innovator, and leader whose contributions have influenced areas of undergraduate and graduate medical education and the development of training programs in internal medicine, APDIM, or other organizations that are educationally focused. Dr. Bordley was presented with his award during the APDIM Awards Spring Lunch.
Dr. Bordley has been an active clinician-educator at the University of Rochester School of Medicine where he is currently the William L. Morgan Professor and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine. He previously served as residency program director, clerkship director, and chief of medicine.
Dr. Bordley has been deeply involved in APDIM. He has been appointed to key roles in the organization, including APDIM President, chair of numerous committees, and most recently a member of the AAIM Board of Directors. His nominator describes Dr. Bordley as someone who “will continue to go to any lengths to see APDIM and AAIM be the very best possible.”
His nominator describes him as a “person [I] relied on most heavily and many of our accomplishments were due to Don’s efforts” and “was always willing to serve as a mentor.” Through his compassion about mentoring, his nominator states he “personally invested 100+%...the department of medicine has attracted and trained outstanding individuals, many of whom have gone to play key roles in internal medicine”.
Dr. Bordley received his bachelors degree in 1969 from Yale University and his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1976. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital of University of Rochester, where he also completed his fellowship in general internal medicine in 1981.