Ephraim P. Engleman, MD, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and an ACR Master, was awarded the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons’ Gold Medal for excellence in clinical medicine. It is the highest honor the school’s alumni association can bestow.
Dr. Engleman is also founding director of the Rosalind Russell Medical Research Center for Arthritis at UCSF.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University (Calif.). After attending medical school at Columbia University in New York City and holding a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, he went into private practice as the first rheumatologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He joined the UCSF clinical faculty in 1947.
Among the many major honors that Dr. Engleman has received over his 60-year career are the Presidential Gold Medal of the American College of Rheumatology; visiting lecturer and visiting professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic and at Harvard’s Robert Brigham Hospital in Boston; honorary membership in the Chinese Medical Association and the rheumatology societies of Australia, France, Japan, Spain, and Uruguay; creation of the Ephraim P. Engleman Distinguished Professorship in Rheumatology at UCSF; and the UCSF Medal, the University’s highest honor.