The prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently hosted its 41st annual meeting announcing 65 new members and five foreign associates. Among the new members are two MGH physicians, Jay S. Loeffler, MD, chief of Radiation Oncology, and James H. Thrall, MD, radiologist-in-chief.
IOM membership, gained through election, is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. The IOM, founded in 1970, is recognized as a resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.
“The IOM provides a lot of leadership direction for the health care system in the United States, including quality and safety, education and research, and I am looking forward to taking part in that process,” says Thrall.
Adds Loeffler: “I am honored and very flattered to be elected. I am particularly thrilled to be in the class of 2011 with friend and fellow chief Dr. James Thrall. I look forward to serving the IOM in whatever capacity I may be of assistance.”
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