Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom awarded mastership in the American College of Physicians
April 30, 2018
Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D. R '93 F '03, M.P.H., professor of medicine and head of geriatrics in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, OHSU School of Medicine, has been awarded mastership in the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. Dr. Eckstrom is a nationally recognized expert in her field and co-director for the OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance.
Election to mastership recognizes practitioners who have made a notable contribution to medicine, including, but not limited to teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery of health care, and/or contributions to the medical literature. ACP honored new Masters at Convocation during the 2018 Internal Medicine Meeting, ACP's annual scientific conference, earlier this month in New Orleans.
In her leadership roles, Dr. Eckstrom is a champion for geriatric best practices in the vibrant combined division, and teaches students, residents and geriatric fellows. Her research focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle in older adults, with an emphasis on tai chi for falls prevention. She also conducts studies to enhance interprofessional teamwork in falls prevention and has developed and tested electronic health record tools to facilitate uptake of evidence-based practices.
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 152,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.