MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Diabetic Limb Salvage

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is honored to present Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA with the 2021 MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Diabetic Limb Salvage.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is honored to present Benjamin A. Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA with the 2021 MedStar Georgetown Distinguished Achievement Award in Diabetic Limb Salvage.

Dr. Lipsky is currently Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle and an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College of the University of Oxford. He has over four decades of experience as a teacher, researcher and clinician with an extensive background in infectious diseases and microbiology. His most recent positions included Visiting Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the University of Oxford, and Visiting Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Geneva. Prior to that he worked for 35 years at the Veterans Administration Medical Center affiliated with University of Washington, as Chair of Infection Control, Hospital Epidemiologist, Director of the Primary Care Clinic, and Director of his own Wound Infection Research Clinic. In addition to his administrative work, patient care, teaching and academic activities, he has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, over 100 other medical papers and textbook chapters, and four textbooks on infectious disease and the diabetic foot. He has chaired the guideline committees on diabetic foot infections of both the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot since their inception. Previous honors for his work include receiving the Diabetic Foot Global Conference’s “Edward James Olmos Award,” the American Diabetes Association’s “Roger Pecoraro Award,” the International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot’s “Karel Bakker Award,” and the Veterans Affairs Society of Practitioners of Infectious Diseases “Lifetime Achievement Award”.


Previous honorees for the Distinguished Achievement Award include:

2019: Arun Bal, MBBS, MS, PhD
2018: Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH
2016: Karel Bakker, MD, PhD
2014: William J. Jeffcoate, MB, MRCP
2013: George Andros, MD
2012: Andrew J.M. Boulton, MD, DSc
2011: William J. Ennis, DO, MBA
2010: Gary W. Gibbons, MD
2009: Peter Sheehan, MD,
2008: Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM
2007: David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD