CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) honored Philip A. Schuh, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award for guiding New York doctors through the rapidly changing medical practice environment. The award honors a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.

“Over a span of more than thirty years, Philip Schuh has tirelessly worked to guide New York physicians through difficult economic times and preserve the sustainability of medical practices,” said AMA Board Chair Russ Kridel, M.D. “He is recognized by his fellow medical society executives across the country for his willingness to share management insights and for playing a major role in guiding their discussions. It is an honor to present him with this award for a lifetime of service.”

In addition to his role at MSSNY, Schuh has been an active participant in the Physicians Advocacy Foundation and serves on the board of directors of the Physicians Foundation for Excellence. He is a certified public accountant and has been an adjunct professor of finance at Long Island University, the College of Staten Island and Columbia University. He also served as a trustee of the Kings Highway Jewish Center from 1995 through 2015.

The AMA presented the award to Schuh during the November 2020 Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

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