April 11, 2014
Our very own, Dr. Glenn D. Littenberg, has been presented with a Mastership award by the American College of Physicians on April 11, 2014.
Dr. Littenberg’s impressive accomplishments span many years. He served as President of the California Society of Internal Medicine before the merger and was the first President of the newly merged Cal ACP Chapter. He also published a book for the CSIM on the “new” E&M codes when they were new in 1992.
Dr. Littenberg was chair of the CalACP Medical Services Committee, Member of the CAACP Board of Directors, and for many years a member of the ACP Delegation to the CMA House of Delegates. He chaired and is still an emeritus member of the ACP Physician Coding & Reimbursement Committee and is a perennial speaker at the national annual session on topics of coding and regulatory compliance.
Dr. Littenberg received the Laureate award from ACP Southern California Chapter 1. He is highly regarded as a mentor to many internists in private practice and has been awarded Best Teacher awards from the house staff of Huntington Memorial Hospital.
His work as Chair of the Practice Management Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and as the society's CPT Advisor, after serving 8 years on the AMA's CPT Editorial Panel, was recognized by a Distinguished Service ("Crystal") Award in 2012.
The first Mastership in the College was presented in 1923 to Dr. James M. Anders, who served the College as President for two terms. He was recognized for his extraordinary service to the College and for being one of the most outstanding internists and medical teachers of his day. ACP Bylaws state that Masters shall be Fellows who have been selected because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” Masters must be highly accomplished individuals. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors such as research, education, health care initiatives, and significance of his or her contributions to the field of medicine.