McLean Resident Physician Receives Leadership Award

May 16, 2001 -- Belmont, MA -- Rebecca Kornbluh, MD, a McLean Hospital resident physician, was recently awarded the 2001 American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award. Given to exceptional young medical professionals, the AMA Foundation Leadership Award is given annually to 25 medical students and 25 resident and fellow physicians who show outstanding leadership qualities among their peers and in non-clinical community or medical achievements.

As a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital resident psychiatry training program, Kornbluh founded the Resident Council of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society and chaired the committee for two years. During her two-year tenure, the council organized residents in support of a Massachusetts mental health parity bill, and campaigned against the closing of two local psychiatry departments, including Beth Israel. She was also instrumental in the efforts to develop. In addition, she served as the Glaxo-Welcome Fellow for the American Psychiatric Association’s Joint Committee on Government Relations.

The AMA Foundation is a philanthropic branch of the American Medical Association. Since 1950, the AMA Foundation has worked, in part, to ensure that the American health care system remains strong by awarding physicians, students and medical professionals grants in order to pursue and further their medical education.