Northeast Medical & Scientific Branch - The Henry D. Chadwick Medal | American Lung Association

Northeast Medical & Scientific Branch - The Henry D. Chadwick Medal

The Henry D. Chadwick Medal is the highest honor awarded by the Massachusetts Pulmonary Section (formerly Massachusetts Thoracic Society) of the American Lung Association of the Northeast’s Medical & Scientific Branch for meritorious contributions in the study and treatment of tuberculosis and other thoracic diseases.  The sole criteria for nominees is that they should be outstanding in some field of pulmonary disease.  The candidates do not necessarily have to be physicians, but their major professional activities, whether of local or international acclaim, should have been in Massachusetts.

The first Chadwick medal was given to Doctor Chadwick in 1964, when he was 90 years old.  Doctor Chadwick had always wanted to be a physician, but first worked in pharmacies while being tutored in order to enter medical school.  He entered Harvard Medical School in 1891 and graduated cum laude.  His major work focused on diagnosis and classification of juvenile tuberculosis.

Doctor Chadwick practiced medicine for 16 years and then he became ill with TB and spent some time at the Trudeau Hospital in Saranac Lake.  Upon his return he became more active in public health by becoming a member of the Waltham Board of Health and being on the Board of the Channing Home for TB.  He also lectured at Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health.

Doctor Chadwick was president of three local TB Associations in Massachusetts and of two state TB Associations – Massachusetts TB and Michigan.  He became President Emeritus of the Massachusetts TB and Health League in 1945.

Doctor Chadwick’s belief that the use of the TB skin test was the most practical way of detecting tuberculosis is still in practice today.  His work in the study and treatment of tuberculosis has done much to help us with the eradication of TB.

Massachusetts Pulmonary Section Chadwick Medal Recipients 1964-2015

2015

Dennis J. Beer, MD

Intensivist, Pulmonary Diagnostician, Educator

2014

Jeffrey S. Berman, MD

Pulmonologist, Educator and Mentor

2013

David J. Sugarbaker, MD

Thoracic Surgeon, Mesothelioma Expert

2012

Sue C. Etkind, RN, MS

Nurse, Public Health Professional, TB Control Expert

2011

Dean R. Hess, PhD, RRT

Respiratory Therapist, Teacher, Mentor 

2010

Ronald C. Silvestri, M.D.

Clinician, teacher, role model for pulmonary trainees

2009 

Raymond L.H. Murphy, Jr., M.D.  

Clinician, Professor, Research in lung sounds, Co-founder International Lung Sounds Association 

2008

David Michael Center  

Clinician, Teacher, Research in Pulmonary Immunology 

2007

Richard S. Irwin, MD

Clinician, Teacher, Researcher - Etiology and Management of Cough

2006

Edward A. Nardell, MD

Clinician, Teacher, Expert in TB Control

2006

John Bernardo, MD

Clinician, Researcher, Expert in TB Management, Including the Homeless Population

2005

Nicholas S. Hill, MD

Scientist, Teacher, Researcher - Pulmonary Vascular Biology, Clinical Pulmonary Hypertension, and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

2004

Jeffrey J. Fredberg, PhD

Teacher, Researcher - Airway Biology/ Physiology, Asthma

2003

Bartolome R. Celli, MD

Clinician, Teacher, Researcher, Physiologist, Pulmonary Rehab Specialist

2002

John F. Beamis, Jr., MD

Interventional Pulmonologist, Clinician, Teacher

 

Melvin W. First, Sc.D

Teacher, Researcher: Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene and Therapy

2001

Barry L. Fanburg, MD

Teacher, Reseacher, Clinician; Sarcoidosis; Diagnosis and Therapy

2000

Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD

Clinician, Scientist, teacher; asthma genetics; treatment, physiology

1999

L. Jack Faling, MD

Clinician, Teacher, Administrator, Mentor and role model

1997

Frank E. Speizer, MD

Authority on the epidemiology of asthma and COPD: Researcher, Trainer

1996

Hermes C. Grillo, MD

Thoracic surgeon; new procedures for tracheal resection and reconstruction surgery, teacher and clinician

1995

Mary Ellen Wohl, MD

Pediatric Pulmonologist, physiology researcher in lung development, new therapies for cystic fibrosis, teacher and administrator

 

Blake Cady, MD

Anti-smoking Activist; Researcher & Surgeon In oncology

1994

Jerome S. Brody, MD

Clinician-scientist in pulmonology; researcher in lung development and cell differentiation

1992

Joseph D. Brain, Sc.D

Teacher, researcher in pulmonary physiology and lung cell biology

1991

Dwight E. Harkin, MD

Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeon; TB Treatment Anti-Smoking Activist

1990

Earle B. Weiss, MD

Administrator, Teacher; Scientist Clinical & Laboratory

1989

Denise J. Strieder, MD

Pediatric Pulmonary Clinician; Researcher & Teacher

1988

Homayoun Kazemi, MD

Physiology Reseacher: Control of Breathing Pulmonary Clinician & Teacher

1987

Gustave A. Laurenzi, MD

Pulmonary Internist; Teacher & Raconteur

1986

Richard H. Overholt, MD

Thoracic Surgeon; Pioneer Crusader against cigarette smoking

 

Henning Pontoppidan, MD

Anesthesiologist; Pioneer in Respiratory Therapy and Chest Physical Therapy

1985

Howard G. Turner, Jr., MD

Tuberculosis Specialist, Teacher

 

Lynne Reid, MD

Pathologist, Researcher: Bronchitis, Emphysema, and Pulmonary Hypertension

1983

Mary K. Steinkrauss, RN

Massachusetts TB Program, Nurse Specialist (posthumously)

1982

Joan M. Tourigney, RN, RRT

Respiratory Therapist, Nurse Specialist (posthumously)

1981

Mary Ellen Avery, MD

Pediatric Intensivist, Researcher, Teacher & Administrator

1980

Gordon L. Snider, MD

Pulmonary Clinician, Teacher & Researcher: Respiratory Therapy, Emphysema

 

James L. Whittenberger, MD

Physiology Professor: Mechanics, Air Pollution

1979

Harriet L. Hardy, MD

Occupational Disease Reseacher: berylliosis, "Black Lung"

1978

John H. Emerson, MD

Inventor: Iron Lung, 02 Tent, IPPB

1976

Harry Shwachman, MD

Pediatrics Professor, Cystic Fibrosis Pioneer

 

Donald A. Martin, MD

Phthisiotherapist & Sanatorium Administrator

1975

Jeremiah Mead, MD

Phthisiotherapist & Sanatorium Administrator

1974

John W. Strieder, MD

Thoracic Surgeon, Teacher

1972

Theodore L. Badger, MD

Internist, Pulmonlogist, Tuberculosis Therapy, Teacher

 

Edward Welch, MD

Internist, Pulmonologist

1970

Edward Gaensler, MD

Thoracic Surgeon, Physiologist Researcher Interstitial Lung Disease, Asbestosis

1966

Paul DeFault, MD

Phthisiotherapeutist & Sanatorium Administrator

1965

Cleaveland Floyd, MD

Phthisiologist: Therapeutic Pneumothorax

1964

Henry D. Chadwick, MD

Tuberculosis Specialist, Sanatorium Administrator, and Health Commissioner


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