Division of Rheumatology

Dr. Peter Barland to Receive NYSRS Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Peter Barland Rheumatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Peter Barland, MD

BRONX, NY - April 12, 2015 - The New York State Rheumatology Society (NYSRS) will honor Dr. Peter Barland, Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Pathology, with its Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary contribution the field of rheumatology.

"Already, the buzz amongst colleagues and trainees about the award ceremony is heartwarming," said Dr. Max Hamburger, President of the NYSRS. "For those of us who had the good fortune to train with and learn from Peter, we know there are few others like him, and this will be our chance to say thanks and much more." 

Dr. Barland began his career in Albert Einstein College of Medicine's first-ever medical school class, followed by a residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Throughout his career at Einstein/Montefiore, he has served as Director of the Rheumatology Division, Founder and Director of the Immunodiagnostic Laboratory, and head of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program. 

A recipient of the Lifetime Service Award from the Einstein Alumni Association, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation NY Chapter, Dr. Barland has published extensively on the role of autoantibodies in rheumatic diseases and has been a mentor for more than 75 rheumatology trainees. His initial research examined the fine structure and function of the human synovial membrane, both normal and rheumatoid. Currently, he is investigating the application of diagnostic laboratory tests to the autoimmune and chronic inflammatory conditions. As director of the immunodiagnostic laboratory, he has overseen the development and application of new technology such as FACS to the automated detection of a number of autoantibodies. 

Over the past several years, Dr. Barland has actively promoted health care reform as a Board Member of the NY Metro Chapter of the Physicians for a National Health Program. He has lectured widely on the advantages of single-payer health care and on the restructuring of the paradigm for care delivery for chronic diseases. He has served on the Board of the New York Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and on the Ethics Committee of the National Physicians Alliance (NPA).

Dr. Barland is an accomplished teacher, having trained over 90 rheumatology fellows, and has won numerous teaching awards. He continues to teach fellows, residents and medical students in his current role at Jacobi and North Central Bronx Hospitals, where he supervises teaching clinics and is the director for the joint pain clinic. He has co-authored a number of web-based CME programs for Cyberounds, including the role of Vitamin D in rheumatoid arthritis with Dr. Anna Broder, the hemophagocytic syndrome in the connective tissue diseases with Dr. Arlene Tieng, and the IgG4 syndrome with Dr. Peguy Saad, a visiting resident.

Dr. Barland will be presented with his award at the New York Rheumatology Society's annual conference, Saturday, May 30th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

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