The American Thoracic Society has named Dr. Patricia W. Finn the 2009 recipient of the Elizabeth A. Rich, M.D., Award.

Each year, the award is given to a woman who is a demonstrated leader, mentor, and role model in the field of respiratory and critical care and sleep medicine.

Dr. Finn will be honored in a ceremony at the American Thoracic Society’s ATS 2009 meeting in San Diego in May.

Patricia W. Finn, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

The division’s clinical program in pulmonary and critical care medicine is ranked eighth in the nation on the 2008 “America’s Best Hospitals” list from U.S. News and World Report.

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