ECU physician receives national service award

Dr. Michael Lang (Contributed photo)

Dr. Michael Lang (Contributed photo)

A physician at the ECU Brody School of Medicine has received the 2018 Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry (AMP).

Dr. Michael Lang, clinical associate professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, was recognized for his contributions to the organization during its recent annual meeting in Chicago.

Lang directs the Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program as well as ECU’s electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation programs. He also serves as secretary of the AMP and is co-chairing the planning committee for the group’s next annual meeting.

“The organization, which has as its mission ‘Promoting Education, Mentorship, Research and Quality Patient Care at the Interface of Medicine and Psychiatry,’ benefited greatly from Dr. Lang’s tireless advocacy to further visibility and promote the mission broadly through efforts at local and national meetings, recruitment of effective and inspirational speakers, and work to promote stability and growth in the organization,” AMP president Dr. Jane Gagliardi said.

“Dr. Lang was unanimously selected to receive the 2018 AMP Outstanding Service Award in honor of his important contributions and efforts to further the reach of AMP.”

Lang earned his medical degree from East Carolina University in 2002 and completed residency training at Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Medical Center) in 2007. He also completed a fellowship at Duke University in 2009 to become certified in electroconvulsive therapy. He joined the ECU faculty in 2007.

 

-by Kelly R. Dilda, University Communications