Providence Health Plan Chief Medical Officer Robert Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been honored as the 2013 recipient of the Laureate Award by the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The Laureate Award honors fellows and masters of the ACP who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research. It is the most prestigious honor bestowed to a chapter member.
As an active member of the Oregon ACP, Dr. Gluckman also serves as treasurer of the national ACP and has been instrumental in giving direction to the national ACP's discussion of health care policy and reform. With a strong background in advocacy, Dr. Gluckman has also provided leadership in the establishment of the ACP Services Political Action Committee.
“It's always gratifying to be acknowledged by your peers,” said Dr. Gluckman. “I'm grateful for this recognition, especially when it comes from an organization as well-respected as the American College of Physicians.”
Dr. Gluckman has served in a variety of leadership positions with Providence. Prior to becoming chief medical officer for Providence Health Plans in 2010, Dr. Gluckman served as chief medical officer for the teaching clinics at Providence Medical Group. He served on the faculty for Providence St. Vincent Internal Medicine Residency for 18 years and has maintained an active internal medicine practice since 1993. Throughout his academic career he has focused on applying medical evidence to clinical practice, with an emphasis on increasing the value of care delivered to patients.