Borenstein Named President of American College of Rheumatology
ATLANTA - David G. Borenstein, MD clinical professor of medicine, division of rheumatology at The George Washington University Medical Center, D.C.; in private practice at Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates was appointed president of the American College of Rheumatology during the ACR's annual business meeting, held Wednesday, November 10 in Atlanta.
Dr. Borenstein graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1969. He received his Doctor of Medicine, completed his internship and residency in internal medicine on The Osler Medicine Service, and completed his fellowship in rheumatology at the Connective Tissue Division at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1969 to 1978. Dr. Borenstein is board certified in internal medicine with sub-specialty certification in rheumatology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. He has been a member of Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates in Washington, D.C. since 1997.
Dr. Borenstein became an assistant professor of medicine at The George Washington University Medicine Center in 1978. In 1989, he was promoted to professor of medicine. During this period, he was associate director for education and research for the Division of Rheumatology. He became a clinical professor of medicine on the voluntary faculty in 1997.
Dr. Borenstein has been active in a number of medical professional organizations. He is a member of the 250-physician International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine where he was chairman of the membership committee in 2003. He has also participated in activities of the American College of Physicians. He was chairman of the Credentials Committee for the District of Columbia Chapter from 2001 through 2004. He was designated a Laureate of the ACP Chapter in 2005. He was president of the Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia in 1993.
Dr. Borenstein was the vice president of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation from 2006 through 2007 and received the Henry Taylor Award in 2005 and The President's Award for Lifetime service in 2008.
Dr. Borenstein has also been actively involved with activities of the ACR and the ACR Research and Education Foundation, including the Government Affairs Committee and the board of directors from 2005 to 2010.
Dr. Borenstein is an author of Low Back and Neck Pain: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Management, 3rd Edition, a textbook on spinal disorders for physicians. He is also author of Heal Your Back: Your Complete Prescription for Preventing, Treating, and Eliminating Back Pain, a book written for the lay population to be released in January 2011.
Dr. Borenstein has earned the recognition and praise of the medical community - being named an outstanding specialist in rheumatology in Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Consumer's Checkbook, Best Doctors in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Health, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.
The American College of Rheumatology is an international professional medical society that represents more than 8,000 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals around the world. Its mission is to advance rheumatology. The ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier meeting in rheumatology. For more information about the meeting, visit www.rheumatology.org/education or join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtag: #ACR2010.