We are proud to announce that our integrative oncologist Donald Abrams, MD, was one of 10 people recognized in Sacramento by the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus as an Outstanding LGBT Californian on Monday, June 22, 2015. See the posting about the event on the Caucus’ Facebook page.
Dr. Abrams said of the award, “This was a particularly memorable and heartwarming experience. I got a bit choked up when the Assembly rose and gave the honorees a standing ovation. It was very touching!”
The tribute to Dr. Abrams read:
He is a member of the California Medical Association, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the International AIDS Society. He has held leadership positions in the American Board of Integrative Medicine, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. His service on national and inter- national editorial boards includes the Medical Editor of the AmFAR AIDS/ HIV Treatment Directory, Associate Editor of the Journal of the Society of Integrative Oncology, and Atualizacao em AIDS (Brazil).
Dr. Abrams’ participation on local, state, national and international advisory committees on HIV/AIDS and cancer has resulted in awards of more than $38 million for research in these areas. He graduated from Brown University in 1972 and from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1977. He received his California medical license in 1978.
The Caucus was founded in June 2002. Its role is to present a forum for the California Legislature to discuss issues that affect LGBT Californians and to further the goal of equality and justice for all Californians. Formation of the LGBT Caucus made California the first state in the country to recognize an official caucus of openly-LGBT state legislators.