Dr. Stuart Kassan receives top honor from American College of Rheumatology

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Dr-Stuart-Kassan_storyStuart S. Kassan, M.D., medical director of the Infusion Center of Denver and Chief Medical Officer of Multispecialty Physician Partners, was honored with the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Paulding Phelps Award. The award is a reflection of Dr. Kassan’s outstanding contributions to the advancement of rheumatology.

The ACR recognizes leading researchers, clinicians, mentors and other professionals exhibiting superior commitment to the advancement of the field of rheumatology with the Awards of Distinction honors. The Paulding Phelps Award is awarded to a clinical rheumatologist for outstanding service to patients, community and the practice of medicine. The award was presented at the ACR annual meeting in San Francisco on November 6, 2015, at the opening ceremony.

“I’m honored to be recognized by my peers for this award,” said Kassan. “Infusion Center of Denver patients inspire and challenge me to do my best for them.  Rheumatology research has allowed us to do just that.”

In 2013, Dr. Kassan was named “Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine” by the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. This was the highest award a clinical faculty member at CU could achieve. Dr. Kassan also received the 2013 Ruth Vincent Cunningham Award from the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Kassan was elected as a Master of the ACR in 2012. He currently serves as president of the Colorado Rheumatology Association and is a member of the Affiliated Societies Council of the ACR representing the State of Colorado.