North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) physician, Paul M. Copeland, M.D., has been announced as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award by the Endocrine Society, which annually recognizes endocrinologists for their contributions to the endocrine and medical community.
The Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award was inaugurated in 2013 as part of the Laureate Awards which were established in 1944 to recognize those in the endocrinology field with high achievements, such as groundbreaking research and innovations in clinical care.
Dr. Copeland joined NSMC in 1984 and has been Chief of Endocrinology for 20 years. During his tenure he has expanded the Diabetes Management Program, certified by the American Diabetes Association, initiated a bone density testing center that he currently co-directs, and received an excellence in teaching award, all of this while mentoring young endocrinologists during residency and their early stages of practice.
In 2006 Dr. Copeland was selected by Boston Magazine as one of the “top docs” in endocrinology. Dr. Copeland attended Yale University School of Medicine before completing a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Copeland sees patients at the North Shore Physician Group practice in Lynn.
“I am delighted to be recognized by the Endocrine Society with this award that represents what I strive to provide,” said Dr. Copeland. “Most important to me is who I am to my patients. I approach each interaction with patients with a view to solving their problems. For the first 17 years that I practiced endocrinology, I was also a primary care physician, an experience that enabled me to see endocrine problems in a broad context.”
The winners will be presented their awards at the Society’s 96th Annual Meeting & Expo being held in conjunction with the 16th International Congress of Endocrinology in Chicago in June 2014.
NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed