Clinical Excellence Award to Dr. Agins

Clinical Excellence Award to Dr. Agins

Monday, December 18, 2017
TARGET Center

Bruce Agins
From HIV Clinical Resource

Bruce Agins, MD, MPH, Receives the 2017 Dr. Linda Laubenstein Clinical Excellence Award

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (AI) recognized Dr. Bruce Agins with the 2017 Laubenstein Award. In addition to his outstanding contributions and influential leadership within the AIDS Institute, Dr. Agins, former Medical Director of the AI, consistently demonstrated his compassion and wholehearted commitment to caring for those affected by HIV. 

Dr. Agins has been involved in multiple technical assistance and training efforts under the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program focusing on such issues as quality management and research and demonstration projects . 

Dr. Agins earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and a master of public health degree from Columbia University. He served as the Director of AIDS programs in two New York hospitals in the 1980s before being appointed Assistant Medical Director of the NYSDOH AI in 1990. He became Medical Director in 1995 and served for 27 years before retiring in October 2017. Among his many other accomplishments during his tenure with the AI, Dr. Agins created an HIV guidelines program to assist New York State clinicians in providing evidence-based care; created state, national, and international quality programs to ensure delivery of high-quality care for people living with HIV in New York State and around the world; and involved consumers and ensured that their voices are heard in all aspects of policy and clinical care.  

See a list of Dr. Agins publications.

Dr. Agins has influenced countless clinicians, public health professionals, and members of the community with his tenacious pursuit of high-quality clinical care for underserved populations. He has consistently brought creativity, energy, and innovation to his work as a public health physician, clinical professor, mentor, and volunteer.

True to his enduring spirit of dedication to those affected by HIV, he will start a new chapter of his career with the University of California San Francisco, where he will continue to promote high-quality care for people living with HIV across the globe.