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Barlogie Named National Physician of the Year



UAMS’ Dr. Bart Barlogie, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of the late actress Rita Hayworth; Dr. Marilyn Bull, of Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis; and Dr. Michael J. Zinner, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
 UAMS’ Dr. Bart Barlogie, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of the late actress Rita Hayworth; Dr. Marilyn Bull, of Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis; and Dr. Michael J. Zinner, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Larger image
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 Dr. Bart Barlogie and his wife, Kathy, at the reception
 Dr. Bart Barlogie and his wife, Kathy, at the reception. Larger image
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 Dr. Emil J. Freireich of the The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (left) with Dr. Barlogie and Dr. Jeremiah Barondess, president of the New York Academy of Medicine, who presented Dr. Barlogie with his award
 Dr. Emil J. Freireich of the The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (left) with Dr. Barlogie and Dr. Jeremiah Barondess, president of the New York Academy of Medicine, who presented Dr. Barlogie with his award. Larger image
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 John K. Castle, chairman of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Dr. Barlogie and John Connolly, Ed.D., president and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
 John K. Castle, chairman of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Dr. Barlogie and John Connolly, Ed.D., president and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Larger image© Patrick McMullan, All Rights Reserved.

 Jean Morgan, M.D., vice president and chief research officer of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Dr. Barlogie, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Marilyn Bull, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the University of Indiana and Michael Zinner, M.D., professor of surgery
 Jean Morgan, M.D., vice president and chief research officer of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Dr. Barlogie, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Marilyn Bull, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the University of Indiana and Michael Zinner, M.D., professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Larger image
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 Dr. Michael Zinner, Dr. Jordan Cohen, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Marilyn Bull and Dr. Bart Barlogie
 Dr. Michael Zinner, Dr. Jordan Cohen, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Marilyn Bull and Dr. Bart Barlogie. Larger image
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Medical peers from across the nation selected Dr. Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), as a National Physician of the Year in the first awards given by the organization responsible for the annual America’s Top Doctors publication.

Receiving awards in other categories were Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular surgery; and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of the late actress Rita Hayworth for her work toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Barlogie and two other physicians received the award for clinical excellence from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. March 15 during a ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. Honored with Barlogie were Marilyn Bull, M.D., of Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, and Michael J. Zinner, M.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

The physician of the year recipients were selected from nominations submitted by physicians profiled in America’s Top Doctors.

“It is truly an honor for our campus and our state to have one of our physicians chosen to receive this first annual award for clinical excellence from all the doctors in the country,” said UAMS Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D.

Barlogie is one of the world’s leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, one of the least curable cancers. Research led by Barlogie at the MIRT, which is part of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center (ACRC) at UAMS, has more than doubled the annual survival rate of a myeloma patient upon diagnosis from three years to seven years and beyond.

Nearly 60 percent of newly diagnosed myeloma patients at the MIRT between 1995 and 2001 survived at least five years compared to about 34 percent reported to the National Cancer Institute through its SEER program for the same time period.

“I am thrilled by this recognition by my fellow physicians and Castle Connolly for our continuing work at the Myeloma Institute to find a cure for multiple myeloma,” said Barlogie, who in 2004 received the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Myeloma Foundation in recognition of his 20-year career in the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Castle Connolly honored DeBakey with a lifetime achievement award. DeBakey’s accomplishments include his work in cardiovascular surgery, creation of the roller pump as well as the Dacron and Dacron-velour artificial arteries, developing the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals concepts for the military, and serving as an advisor for the President of the United States.

Aga Khan, founder of the Rita Hayworth Galas, received the National Health Leadership Award for her 25 years of work seeking to cure Alzheimer’s disease. The event was hosted by Max Gomez, M.D., of NBC Television and Jordan J. Cohen, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Physicians profiled in the Castle Connolly publication America’s Top Doctors and other guides were selected following an extensive nomination, research and screening process, which involves soliciting nominations from tens of thousands of doctors across the United States each year. Those same Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” were involved in the nomination process to identify the recipients for the Castle Connolly awards for clinical excellence.




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