Carla Ginsburg, MD, Receives 2011 Outstanding Service Award




NEWTON, Mass. (May, 2011) – The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) named Carla H. Ginsburg, MD, MPH, the recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Service Award. Dr. Ginsburg was recognized at the AGA’s annual meeting in Chicago. This award was established by the AGA to recognize contributions and dedication to supporting programs to further AGA’s commitment to public service.

As chair of the AGA’s social conscience task force, Dr. Ginsburg developed and organized the Massachusetts Free Colonoscopy Day in March 2009, followed by the AGA’s first National Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness Day in 2010 and 2011, with plans to expand the program in 2012. Dr. Ginsburg is the chair-elect of the AGA Public Affairs and Advocacy Committee and is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an attending physician in private practice at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Dr. Ginsburg received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT. She joined Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a fellow in gastroenterology and subsequently joined the faculty. She has been a member of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital medical staff since 1989.

Dr. Ginsburg has continuously shown her dedication to her patients by providing superior clinical knowledge and skills and an ongoing concern for their well-being. Beyond her full-time private practice, she extended her clinical concerns into the community with an innovative program called Sensitive Screening, which aims to improve colorectal cancer screening of women in the community. Throughout her career, Dr. Ginsburg has been an ongoing advocate for women’s health issues. She resides in Weston.

A member of the AGA since 1981, Dr Ginsburg has been involved in the association in numerous ways, having served on many committees. She was also the representative to the Alliance of Specialty Medicine and the Digestive Disease National Coalition. She has been extremely active in public policy and advocacy efforts of the organization. Dr. Ginsburg currently serves as one of the Private Practice Councillors on the Governing Board of the AGA Institute and is the co-liaison on the board for women and minorities.

Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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