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Nov. 18, 2013

Albany Medical Executive Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

For immediate release:
Nov. 18, 2013

WASHINGTONThe American Medical Association (AMA) presented Linda A. Lambert, CAE, executive director of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given by the AMA to honor a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.

"The AMA gratefully recognizes Linda Lambert for her legacy of notable accomplishments and her 40 years of dedication to the medical profession in New York," said David O. Barbe, M.D., chair of the AMA Board of Trustees. "She has proven to be an outstanding leader and a highly respected advocate for physicians, and played a pivotal role in providing better care for patients in New York."

Lambert has been NYACP's executive director since 1997, a position which also requires simultaneous service as president of its for-profit subsidiary, Internal Medicine Research and Service Corporation (NYACP-ASIM). As executive director, she guided a merger process achieving stronger governance, policy, education and advocacy services for New York State's largest medical specialty organization representing more than 12,000 internal medicine physicians. She also serves as the chapter's lobbyist in state and national affairs.

Prior to joining NYACP-ASIM, Lambert spent nine years with Medical Society for the State of New York where she served as the director for the Committee for Physician Health (CPH) and as associate director for the Division of Governmental Affairs. As director for CPH, she oversaw a program to assist physicians impaired by substance abuse and/or mental disorder. Under her leadership, changes implemented to the CPH program were cited by the State of New York as a model for successful partnership initiatives between state government and the private sector.

Lambert has dedicated her career to being a proponent for organized medicine, including previous positions as executive director for the Medical Society of County of Orange, Ulster County Medical Society and the Orange Medical Bureau. She epitomizes service to the medical profession with her long and distinguished career of service to organized medicine with stellar performances as a chief executive officer at county, state and specialty medical societies.

Lambert obtained a Bachelors of Science from Empire State College at the State University of New York and attended the Harvard School of Public Health/John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program in Healthcare Policy.

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