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2017 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award Recipient

Donald Bordley, MD

APDIM awarded Donald Bordley, MD, the 2017 APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2017, held March 19-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. 

The Founders Award honors a member of the internal medicine community recognized nationally as an educator, innovator, and leader whose contributions have influenced areas of undergraduate and graduate medical education and the development of training programs in internal medicine, APDIM, or other organizations that are educationally focused. Dr. Bordley was presented with his award during the APDIM Awards Spring Lunch.

Dr. Bordley has been an active clinician-educator at the University of Rochester School of Medicine where he is currently the William L. Morgan Professor and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine. He previously served as residency program director, clerkship director, and chief of medicine.

 Dr. Bordley has been deeply involved in APDIM. He has been appointed to key roles in the organization, including APDIM President, chair of numerous committees, and most recently a member of the AAIM Board of Directors. His nominator describes Dr. Bordley as someone who “will continue to go to any lengths to see APDIM and AAIM be the very best possible.” 

His nominator describes him as a “person [I] relied on most heavily and many of our accomplishments were due to Don’s efforts” and “was always willing to serve as a mentor.” Through his compassion about mentoring, his nominator states he “personally invested 100+%...the department of medicine has attracted and trained outstanding individuals, many of whom have gone to play key roles in internal medicine”.

Dr. Bordley received his bachelors degree in 1969 from Yale University and his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1976. He went on to complete his internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital of University of Rochester, where he also completed his fellowship in general internal medicine in 1981.