Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA, MHS, was recently appointed a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). LeBlanc, a cell therapy and hematologic malignancies specialist as well as a medical oncologist and palliative medicine specialist, was also recognized by AAHPM in 2015 as an Inspirational Leader Under 40.
According to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, recognition as a fellow is one of its highest honors. Fellow recognition is given to physicians whose professional activity is devoted to the practice of hospice and palliative medicine. Fellows of the academy are required to be board certified, members of AAHPM for five consecutive years and active within the academy.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine works to expand access to high-quality palliative care, advancing the discipline of hospice and palliative medicine through professional education and training, the development of a specialist workforces, support for clinical practice standards and research and public policy.
LeBlanc was formally recognized as a Fellow of the Class of 2016 at the AAHPM Annual Assembly on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Pheonix Arizona.