The Physician Achievement Award Dinner honors a rheumatologist and an orthopedic surgeon with the Dr. Marian Ropes Award for excellence in arthritis care and leadership in the fight against arthritis. Dr. Marian Ropes was a pioneer and national leader in rheumatology. She was the first woman medical resident appointed by the Massachusetts General Hospital and the first woman elected President of the American Rheumatism Association, now the American College of Rheumatology.
The Arthritis Foundation’s Senior Medical Advisory Committee selects the honorees. Each honoree has led an outstanding career dedicating his/her life to helping thousands of children and families impacted by arthritis. In receiving the Dr. Marian Ropes Award, the honorees receive this award in exalted company.
The Dinner, celebrating its 22nd year, is a special evening of recognition, attracting 300 guests including medical leaders, business executives and patients. Funds raised at the Dinner support programs, research and advocacy initiatives to help people today while finding a cure for tomorrow.