Louis Saravolatz, M.D., MACP, professor of Internal Medicine for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been awarded the Alvan R. Feinstein Memorial Award from the American College of Physicians, a national organization of internists.
The award, established in 2002, is given to an American physician who has made a major contribution to the science of patient care in activities that Dr. Feinstein broadly defined as clinical epidemiology or clinimetrics, involving the direct study of patients’ clinical conditions. The award honors the late Dr. Feinstein, internationally recognized as the father of clinical epidemiology.
Dr. Saravolatz is the chair of Internal Medicine at Ascension-St. John Hospital in Detroit. He previously served as division chief and program director of Infectious Diseases at Henry Ford Hospital.
He has served numerous roles in the ACP, both at the state and national level, most recently completing his four-year term as governor of the Michigan ACP in. Dr. Saravolatz is continuing his research by studying the epidemiology of COVID-19 as well as leading a COVID-19 vaccine trial. He also is directing the development of the Thomas Mackey Center for Infectious Disease Research at Ascension-St. John Hospital.
Dr. Saravolatz has won numerous awards for his teaching, scholarly work and service, including the Michigan ACP Lifetime Achievement Award. He has a record of scholarly work in Infectious Diseases that has helped in understanding the epidemiology and treatment of numerous pathogens, including Legionella, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and HIV. He also has served on numerous local, regional and national committees to help with advancing the knowledge in these and other infectious diseases. He is a recipient of Mastership in the American College of Physicians, which recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments and notable contributions to medicine.