ACPNJ 2020 Awards and Recognition

Laureate Award
Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD, MBA, CHSE, CHCQM, FACP

The Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research and in service to their community, their Chapter, and the American College of Physicians.

It is with distinct pleasure that the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Physicians presents the 2020 Laureate Award to Dr. Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD, MBA, FACP for her distinguished service to the Chapter and to medicine.

Dr. Proscia-Lieto is an internist, medical educator, and a member of the Governor’s Council of New Jersey Chapter of ACP. She is a graduate of the combined Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (BS) and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (MD).

After completing internal medicine residency training, along with a chief resident year, at Staten Island University Hospital, she stayed on as a full-time faculty member. She became the Assistant Director of Medicine, a position with many diversified roles, including developing a clinical practice to serve the local community in addition to overseeing the medical education of residents and 3rd- and 4th-year medical students and has served as a peer quality reviewer. She received additional training and certification in nutrition support, quality medicine and simulation in medical education.

Dr. Proscia-Lieto is an advocate of quality health care, humanism and professionalism in medicine. She is currently a full-time Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the department of Primary Care at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Middletown, NY, where she serves many roles including: Chair of the Admission’s Committee, Course Director for the Early Clinical Experience: Introduction to Doctoring Course and Advisor to the student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Proscia-Lieto is an active member of the NJACP and serves on the Governors’ Council of our Chapter. She leads the student and resident abstract competition, serves as co- chair on the annual program planning committee, as well as co- chair of the membership and diversity committee. She also helps lead many chapter-related activities including membership engagement and the resident community outreach projects.

Lifetime Achievement Award
John R. Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA

Dr. John Middleton, MD, MACP, FIDSA is an infectious disease specialist in Old Bridge, NJ, a Clinical Professor at Rutgers–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and an Affiliate Associate Professor at Caspersen–Drew University. He is affiliated with Raritan Bay Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Dr. Middleton defined “service” from the earliest time in his professional career. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force and achieved the rank of Major. He provided leadership and medical care for our U.S. Armed Forces from 1973 to 1977. He established his presence in the medical community in New Jersey at Raritan Bay Medical Center in 1977. He has served many public health efforts, including sitting on a national advisory panel on postexposure prophylaxis for HIV for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as an indispensable member of State of New Jersey bioterrorism preparedness efforts for many years. He served the vulnerable patients of the communities in which he has resided for years, most recently providing voluntary medical service for uninsured patients in Cape May County at the Volunteers in Medicine clinic.

Scholarship activities of Dr. Middleton are innumerable. Many internal medicine residents were trained and mentored by him over the years. He always challenged learners to think differently, question, research, and publish. He has authored more than 30 publications and presentations. He was a participant in many collaborative clinical investigation programs for HIV/AIDS, antimicrobial therapy, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

Patient care is what best defines Dr. Middleton. His chosen field of infectious disease is one associated with risk and typically affects vulnerable populations. From the start of his career, Dr. Middleton went big. In 1990, at the earliest time of the AIDS epidemic when little was known and little available to be done, Dr. Middleton secured a grant from the State of New Jersey to establish one of the first clinics to provide care for these patients. To watch Dr. Middleton debate and challenge colleagues in conference is a privilege. His compassion and care for the sickest, contagious, most vulnerable patients in our society are simply incredible.

He became an integral part of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Physicians, serving numerous leadership roles. He was the founding director of the National ACP Board Review Course in New Jersey that continues to date! He served as Governor from 1988 to 1992 and was awarded Mastership by ACP in 2009.

It is with profound gratitude and admiration that Dr. John R. Middleton is recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His service, scholarship, and care are a model for all health care providers.

Health Care Service Award
Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey 

The Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey is a partnership of leading health care providers, government agencies, and community organizations. Their mission is to help patients “get the care they need and no less and the care they want and no more.”

The Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey provide valuable tools and information to help facilitate conversations about medical decisions at the end of life.

They are working to set a new standard by helping health care providers, patients, and families make medical decisions that genuinely reflect a person’s wishes.

The organization and its leadership were instrumental to the introduction of the Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment in New Jersey.

It is with distinct pleasure that the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Physicians presents the Health Care Service Award to the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey for their delivery of comprehensive services to patients in New Jersey.