Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP

Honors and Awards

  • High Honors, Comprehensive Examinations, College of Letters, Wesleyan University, 1981
  • B.A. with Honors, Wesleyan University, 1982
  • Visiting Scholar, The Hastings Center, 1989
  • Visiting Professor of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1993, 1995, 1996
  • GTE Visiting Scholar in Technology and Ethics, Luzerne County Community College, 1993
  • Plenary Lecture, WHO National Cancer Control Programmes, 1993
  • Honorary Academic Advisor to CETIN (Ethics Committee for Clinical Investigations of the Argentine Association of Ethics Investigations), 1995
  • Philip Hallie Memorial Lecture, College of Letters, Wesleyan University, 1995
  • Honorary Member of the Advisory Board, Institute for the Study of Humanities and Bioethics "Eugenio Maria de Hostos," Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico 1995-2000
  • Honorary Editorial Committee, Perspectivas Bioeticas en las Americas, 1996
  • Working Group on Disability in U.S. Presidents, 1996
  • Quality Care at the End of Life Commission, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York 1997-1998
  • Project on Death in America Soros Faculty Scholar, 1997-2000
  • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation 1997-
    Visiting Fellow:
    Wartburg College, 1998
    Hope College, 1999
    Hampden Sydney College, 2000
    Grinnell College, 2002
    Linfield College, 2003
    Furman University, 2005
    Health Advocacy Award, New York Chapter, Society of Patient Representatives, 1998
  • Maxim Brettler Lecture on Medical Humanities, North Shore University Hospital, 1998
  • Dies Academicus Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, 1998
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Weill Medical College of Cornell University (Medicine, Patients, Society III), 2000
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2001 Edition, 2000
  • Harold Coppersmith Memorial Lecture, NYU Downtown Hospital, 2000
  • Commissioner, appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton, White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, 2000-2002
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2002 Edition, 2001
  • Selected, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2002 Edition, 2001
  • Selected, Who's Who in the World, 2002 Edition, 2001
  • Wholeness of Life Award, The HealthCare Chaplaincy, 2001
  • Selected, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2003 Edition, 2002
  • Selected, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2002-3 Edition, 2002
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2003 Edition, 2002
  • Lori Ann Roscetti Memorial Lecture on Ethical and Humanitarian Issues in Medicine, Rush Medical College, 2002
  • Wesleyan University Service Award, 2002
  • The Sheldon Berrol Memorial Chautauqua, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and American Society of Neurorehabilitation 2002
  • John J. Travers, M.D. Memorial Lecture, Mercy Medical Center, 2003
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2004 Edition, 2003
  • Individual Service Excellence Award, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2003
  • Selected, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, 2004 Edition, 2003
  • Selected, Who's Who in the World, 2004 Edition, 2003
  • Selected, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2004-5 Edition, 2004
  • John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Medical Humanities, Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 2004
  • Visiting Professor, Fordham Law School, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Lyon Daughters Memorial Lecture, The Rochester Academy of Medicine, 2004
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Weill Medical College of Cornell University (Medicine, Patients Society II), 2004
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2005 Edition, 2004
  • Rabbi George B. Lieberman Lecturer, Central Synagogue of Nassau County, 2004
  • Fellow, Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership, Furman University, 2005
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2006 Edition, 2005
  • The David Thomasma Memorial Lecture, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2005
  • Institute of Medicine Exploratory Meeting on Disorders of Consciousness, 2005
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2006 Edition, 2005
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2007 Edition, 2006
  • American Osler Society John P. McGovern Annual Award Lecture, 2006
  • Visiting Professor Lecture, Center for Neurological Restoration, The Cleveland Clinic, 2006
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Weill Medical College of Cornell University (Advanced Basic Science), 2006

  • Visiting Professor of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany, 2006
  • Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2007-2010
  • Member, appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer, New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, 2007-
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2008 Edition, 2007
  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Arts and Science Essay Contest Award (co-author with Beth Aviva Preminger, M.D., M.P.H.), 2007
  • Elected, Fellow of The Hastings Center, 2007-
  • Bruce Hedges Memorial Lecture, The Payne Whitney Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2008
  • Distinguished Lecturer in Bioethics, University of California, School of Medicine at Davis, 2008
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2009 Edition, 2008
  • Selected, Who's Who in the World, 2009 Edition, 2008
  • Member, "Deep Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry: Guidance for Responsible Research and Application," Europäische Akademie zur Erforschung von Folgen wissenschaftlich-technischer Entwicklungen, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, 2008-2011
  • Sheila Hutzler Rives Memorial Lecture, The Berman Institute of Bioethics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, 2009
  • Wilhelm S. Albrink Memorial Lecture in Bioethics, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, 2009
  • Maxim Brettler Lecture on Medical Humanities, North Shore LIJ Health System, 2009
  • Elected member, American Clinical and Climatological Association, 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa Address, Gamma Chapter, Wesleyan University, 2009
  • Selected, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2009-10 Edition, 2009
  • Selected, Who's Who in the World, 2010 Edition, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2010
  • John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Medical Humanities, Institute for the
  • Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 2010
  • New York Times "Quotation of the Day," 4 February 2010
  • Council, Europaische Akademie, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler GmbH, Germany, 2010
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Weill Cornell Medical College (MPS II), 2010
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2011 Edition, 2010
  • Elected Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, 2010
    Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Lecture, Beta Chapter, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2011
  • Elected Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Beta Chapter, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2011
  • Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians, 2011
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2012 Edition, 2011
  • Selected, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2011-12, 11th Edition, 2011
  • Selected, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2011-12 Edition, 2011
  • Selected, Who's Who in America, 2012 Edition, 2012
  • The Flora Barlotta Lecture. St. Barnabas Medical Center, 2012
  • The Herbert Cohen Memorial Lecture, Columbia College of Physicians &
  • Surgeons, 2012
  • Elected, M.A.C.P., Master of the American College of Physicians, 2012
  • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2012

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