Apostolos “Paul” Dallas, M’87, has been awarded the Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism and Community Service from the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. The award will be presented at ACP’s annual Convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington D.C., where ACP is hosting its annual scientific conference, Internal Medicine 2016, through May 7.
Apostolos “Paul” Dallas, M’87
A resident of Roanoke, Va., and a fellow of the ACP, Dallas is an associate program director of the internal medicine residency at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, assistant professor and director of Continuing Medical Education.
He has been extensively involved over the years in medical volunteer efforts locally and worldwide. Dallas has been a long-time board member and volunteer of the Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke, Va., where he created a system for internal medicine students and residents to volunteer and also incorporate the Bradley Free Clinic into standard rotations. In the early 1990s, he coordinated a medical relief drive that sent approximately $100,000 of medical supplies to Puschino, Russia.
He also is intimately involved with the Roanoke Greek Festival, which annually benefits organizations such as the Bradley Free Clinic, Turning Point Women’s Shelter, Habitat for Humanity and the Roanoke Rescue Mission among other institutions. A founding board member of the Roanoke Rescue Mission Medical Clinic, Dallas continues to work with them to provide local homeless people, battered women and children with clinical care, food, solace and a new start in life through their many outreach programs.
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 143,000 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.
The Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism and Community Service was established by ACP’s Board of Regents in 1998 and honors the late Dr. Edwards, a Governor and Regent of the College. The award is presented to an ACP medical student member, associate, member, fellow or master who has initiated or been involved with volunteer programs or has provided volunteer service post-training.
—Courtesy of the American College of Physicians