Award: Dr. Irene Hramiak receives Mastership from the American College of Physicians

Dr. Irene Hramiak, Professor of Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, has been awarded a 2020 Mastership from the American College of Physicians (ACP). 

Masters are selected based on their “integrity, positions of honour, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” They are highly accomplished individuals distinguished by their excellence and the significance of their contributions to the field of medicine, according to the ACP, the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States.

Only a small number of highly-distinguished physicians have achieved this recognition, with only two international Masterships awarded in 2020.

“It is clear that Dr. Hramiak embodies all the qualities of a Master, whether you interact with her as a physician, researcher, colleague, trainee or administrator,” said Dr. Stan Van Uum, citywide Chair/Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism.“Dr. Hramiak is fully deserving of this recognition. We have truly been lucky to have Dr. Hramiak at St. Joseph’s Hospital and with Western University’s Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.”

An endocrinologist at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and renowned researcher at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Lawson Health Research Institute, Dr. Hramiak has been principal investigator on numerous ground-breaking studies that have transformed care for patients with diabetes. This in includes the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (1983-2000) – a major outcome trial in type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Dr. Hramiak, who is also Site Chief, Medicine Services at St. Joseph’s, has garnered various prestigious awards of excellence over the years, including the Charles H. Best Award for distinguished service by the American Diabetes Association, and the Gerald S. Wong Service Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association. The ACP mastership is simply the latest in a laudable career with far-reaching impact.