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Douglas DeLong, MD, MACP to be Recognized by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) as Winner of Dr. Larry Zaroff Man of Good Conscience Award

Written By Editor on 3/23/22 | 3/23/22

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, 8 PM, Douglas DeLong, MD, MACP will receive the Dr. Larry Zaroff Man of Good Conscience Award from the American Medical Women’s Association at the 107th Annual AMWA Meeting, which runs March 24-27. Dr. DeLong retired from Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, NY this past January. He resides in the town of Roseboom, in Otsego County, NY.


AMWA’s Dr. Larry Zaroff Man of Good Conscience Award is presented annually to a man who has been a champion and supporter of women in medicine. Dr. Larry Zaroff was a mentor to generations of physicians, medical students, and pre-medical students. A cardiac surgeon and later humanities professor at Stanford, he was an avid supporter of women in medicine at all stages of their career. His well-known courses always presented a special session devoted to the issues and challenges faced by women in medicine. AMWA Executive Director Eliza Lo Chin, MD, a longtime colleague and guest speaker at these sessions, established this award to honor Dr. Zaroff’s commitment to the advancement of women in medicine. 


Dr. Douglas DeLong has been a coach, mentor, and sponsor of women through his career. He has worked to create a just and equitable environment as an advocate in a variety of important areas that have had significant impacts for patients and healthcare professionals.  Dr. DeLong recently retired as Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York. He held the academic rank of Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Dr. DeLong is emeritus past- Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), where he helped to shepherd the key policy papers, “Achieving Gender Equity in Physician Compensation and Career Advancement,” and “Women’s Health Policy in the United States,” and to help develop and foster local chapter and national ACP programing driving toward equity in medicine.  Prior to his term on the ACP’s Board of Regents, DeLong served as Chair of the Board of Governors and Governor of the New York Hudson Valley Chapter. Dr. DeLong spent four decades practicing general internal medicine; never in a town with more than one traffic light. He lives with his wife Lynn on a 250 acres tree farm in upstate New York and loves Nordic skiing, sailing and good eats. 


“I am honored to present the Dr. Larry Zaroff Man of Good Conscience Award to Dr. Douglas DeLong,” said AMWA President, Janice Werbinski, MD. “Dr. DeLong’s medical career has been exemplary in many ways, including his dedication to working in smaller communities, his commitment as a professor and mentor to many, and his leadership in the medical profession, including the extraordinary, sustained work he has done to help support women and the cause of equity in the medical profession.”


About The 107th AMWA Annual Meeting

In response to the strain endured across the healthcare world during the last several years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is focusing its 107th Annual Meeting on uplifting and energizing women in medicine to Thrive with Tenacity, Humor and Hope. The AMWA 2022 agenda offers something for every career stage. It features nationally recognized thought leaders who will inspire with their vision and offer strategies to manage the myriad challenges facing women in medicine. CME accreditation is provided by SIU School of Medicine. There are also student and resident tracks, and a 2-day medical school fair. All registrations include a 30-60 minute session with a professional physician coach, and for non-member physicians, registration includes membership in AMWA. For more about AMWA 2022, see our press release or visit our website:


About AMWA

The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), founded in 1915, is the oldest multispecialty organization of women in medicine. Our mission is to advance women in medicine, advocate for equity, and ensure excellence in healthcare.


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