Dr. Stephen I. Kramer Appointed to American Health Council’s Board of Physicians

Hauppauge, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Stephen I. Kramer, Professor Emeritus at Wake Forest Baptist Health Sciences and Field Representative/Physician Surveyor at The Joint Commission, has been appointed to the American Health Council’s Physician Board. With over 30 years in the healthcare industry, including 28 years at Wake Forest, Dr. Kramer shares with the AHC his expertise in Forensic Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry.

Graduating from Jefferson Medical College with his MD in 1978, Dr. Kramer completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital (1979), and residency in Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Medical Center (1982), where he additionally held a Fellowship and Chief Residency in 1983.

Dr. Kramer became involved in his current profession after volunteering as a patient transporter one summer in high school, and later experience as a research technician at the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, which inspired him to become a physician. He attributes his continuous success to his superior and inspiring teachers, along with the relentless strive to excel in everything he does.

At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Kramer continues on a part-time basis engaged in faculty development, training residents and medical students, and direct patient care. He also inspects hospitals for quality and safety around the country for The Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies over 21,000 health care organizations throughout the United States.

Dr. Kramer is honored to have been twice presented with The President’s Award from the North Carolina Psychiatry Association. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has been garnered with Teaching Awards from the Department of Psychiatry at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He is also a member of the Winston Salem Symphony Board of Directors.

Within the next 5 years, Dr. Kramer is making it a goal to work on suicide risk reduction at his hospital, as well as serving on an expert panel for The Joint Commission, conducting more surveys as a Team Leader and Preceptor, and continuing service to the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology on its test construction committees.

In his spare time, Dr. Kramer enjoys listening to music and playing violin. He is charitably associated with Temple Emanuel in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

About the American Health Council:
The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: http://americanhealthcouncil.org

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: http://bestinmedicine.org and http://bestinnursing.org.


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