Member Spotlight - Louis H. Diamond, MBChB, FCP, (SA), FACP, FHIMSS
Monday, April 1, 2019
2019 Service Award
Louis H. Diamond, MBChB, FCP, (SA), FACP, FHIMSS
In recognition for outstanding service by a member, ACMQ honors Louis H. Diamond, MBChB, FCP, (SA), FACP, FHIMSS with the 2019 Service Award.
Dr. Diamond currently serves as Member of the Executive Committee for the Coalition for Supportive Care for Kidney Disease Patients, Ex-Officio Member of Forum ESRD Networks; Delegate for the Renal Physicians for the Association to the American Medical Association House of Delegates; and Memberand Board Member of Quality Insights Holdings (a QIN/QIO).
He previously held leadership positions at a variety of healthcare organizations including: Chair of the ESRD Network 5, Co-chair of Quality Improvement Initiative for the Alliance for Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals; and Chair of the Physician Engagement Committee, just to name a few. Dr. Diamond served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow; Vice President and Medical Director of Thomson Reuters Healthcare; Professor of Medicine and Chair of Georgetown Department of Medicine and Dean for Medical Affairs at D.C. General Hospital.
Dr. Diamond is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa; he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians; and Fellow of the College of Physicians in South Africa.
When asked why ACMQ was important to him, he explained, "I have engaged with number of organizations over the years, and many with a focus on improving quality of the care delivered to patients. ACMQ is unique in that the focus is on quality specifically, with engagement and membership of and for physicians and unique assets, a focus on education, professional development and a peer reviewed journal dedicated to quality."