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    January 8, 2007
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Bennett Lorber, MD, appointed a master by the American College of Physicians


Bennett Lorber, MD, Thomas M. Durant professor of medicine and professor of microbiology and immunology in the School of Medicine, was appointed a master by the American College of Physicians in November.

Masters comprise a small group of highly distinguished physicians, selected from among Fellows of the College who have achieved recognition in medicine by exhibiting preeminence in practice or medical research, holding positions of high honor, or making significant contributions to medical science or the art of medicine.


Lorber is internationally recognized for his expertise and has made scholarly contributions in a number of areas, including listeriosis, aspiration pneumonia and other anaerobic infections, antimicrobial therapy, gas gangrene and other clostridial diseases.

He has more than 100 publications to his credit, and has contributed to every edition of Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, the authoritative textbook in the field of infectious diseases.


During his 30-year teaching career at Temple, Lorber has accrued many awards and honors, including the Bristol Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, a career award for major contributions to the field; the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching; and  Temple University’s Great Teacher Award. 


“Some physicians may excel in scholarship, education or clinical prowess, or in two of these three attributes. 

Bennett excels in all three, and has sustained his excellence over his entire career, accompanied by continuing recognition of his peers and students alike,” said Richard J. Kozera, MD, FACP, executive associate dean in the School of Medicine.


- Kendra Snuffer
For Health Sciences PR




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