For Immediate Release: March 31, 2017


Leading Physician Scientist Recognized for His Important Clinical and Research Contributions

UMMC's Stephen DavisBaltimore, Md. – Stephen Davis, MBBS, FRCP, MACP, the Theodore E. Woodward Endowed Chair and the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM); Director of the General Clinical Research Center and the Clinical Translational Science Institute; and Vice-President of Clinical Translational Science for the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

Dr. Davis was honored at the Convocation for new Masters held during the Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, ACP's annual scientific conference, March 30-April 1 in San Diego.

Dr. Davis is widely considered one of the country's leading diabetes experts. His laboratory has found areas of the brain that act to blunt the body's ability to protect against hypoglycemia, one of the most alarming complications of diabetes.  Dr. Davis has also identified promising new treatments and interventions that counteract these mechanisms and stimulate the body's ability to defend against hypoglycemia.

Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Masters must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes, but is not limited to teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery of health care, and/or contributions to the medical literature.

"Dr. Davis is quite deserving of this national recognition," said E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA. Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean at the UM SOM. "He is a long-standing and highly-respected leader in Internal Medicine, as well as one of the top translational research scientists in his field. We are privileged to have someone of his stature leading our Department of Medicine, the largest academic department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine."

ACP Masters are elected "on account of personal character, positions of honor, contributions toward furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine." ACP activities are also taken into consideration for all candidates. This includes service to the ACP in an official capacity, participation in chapter activities, and involvement in the development of College products and educational programs. Volunteer and community service is also taken into consideration.

ACP is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. It consists of 148,000 members, who include internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows.

About the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Commemorating its 210th Anniversary, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 and is the first public medical school in the United States and continues today as an innovative leader in accelerating innovation and discovery in medicine. The School of Medicine is the founding school of the University of Maryland and is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. Located on the University of Maryland's Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide a research-intensive, academic and clinically based education. With 43 academic departments, centers and institutes and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians and research scientists plus more than $400 million in extramural funding, the School is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S. with top-tier faculty and programs in cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, vaccine development and human genomics, among other centers of excellence. The School is not only concerned with the health of the citizens of Maryland and the nation, but also has a global presence, with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and the ACP Facebook page.