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Dr. Burgiss Honored as Fellow in Telemedicine
Sam Burgiss, PhD, retired professor of Radiology and Health Information Management and Services researcher, was recently elected to the American Telemedicine Association College of Fellows, an honor that recognizes significant achievements in telemedicine, service to the general telemedicine community and service to the ATA. Fellow membership is restricted to no more than 0.5% of the current ATA membership. Dr. Burgiss was inducted at the ATA 16th Annual International Meeting and Exposition in May among a class of seven new fellows.
In 2004, Dr. Burgiss received the ATA President's Award for Leadership, an annual award in recognition of contributions to the development and advancement of telemedicine worldwide. Dr. Burgiss directed the UT Telehealth Network from 1994-2005 and has contributed more than 140 invited lectures, papers and book chapters on telehealth. He is currently on the board of directors for The Center for Telehealth & E-Health Law, a member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal "Telemedicine and E-Health," and a member of the Advisory Board for iCons in Medicine using appropriate technologies and social networks to improve healthcare globally in remote and medically underserved areas. In the ATA, Dr. Burgiss served as secretary for two years and as a member of its board of directors for four years. He is a past co-chair of the Business and Finance Special Interest Group, member of the Policy Committee, member of the Peer Review Committee, and chair of the Home Telehealth and Remote Monitoring Special Interest Group.
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