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Waterbury Hospital's Podell Elected Royal College of Physicians Fellow


Dr. David Podell, clinical professor of medicine and chair of medicine at Waterbury Hospital, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). The hospital is located in Connecticut.

Founded in 1518 by a Royal Charter from King Henry VIII, RCP is the oldest medical college in England, often playing a pivotal role in raising standards and shaping public health. It draws on its members' knowledge and expertise to develop evidence-based policy in key areas of healthcare. It champions medical professionalism and leadership, promotes person-centered care, and drives improvements in clinical practice. RCP draws its membership from more than 80 countries around the world.

Invitations to become an RCP fellow are based on endorsements by fellow physicians both locally and nationally, and in recognition of important contributions to the medical profession. Criteria include advancement of research and education in the fellow's medical specialty.

Dr. Podell joined Waterbury Hospital in 1989 and is Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Frank Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University. His interests lie in patient-centered care and in general clinical rheumatology.

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