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Preparing our Successors in Medicine 4th Annual Pinning Celebration! Get your tickets!

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

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It's almost here! I Am Abel Foundation's "Preparing Our Successors In Medicine 4th Annual Pinning Celebration, Medicine & Mimosa" will be this April 13, 2019, Saturday. It begins at 1pm.

Enjoy the amazing sounds of Ronnie G, heavy hors d'ouvres and mimosas, silent auction with spa and theater packages, Ravinia tickets and more! Rites of Passage Ceremony for our mentees and many more exciting line of event awaits every attendee!

One of the highlights of our Gala, Celebrating Heroes and Honoring Resilience, where we meet our awardees for this year:

HERO IN HEALTHCARE, Dr. Terry Mason, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health

Dr Terry Mason, MD Cook County Department of Public Health

Dr. Terry Mason is the very essence of Chicago and because of his life and legacy we celebrate him as our 4th Annual Hero In Healthcare. Dr. Mason has invested his entire life and career in serving health and wellness to the masses.

He graduated from Loyola University in Chicago before attending University of Illinois College Of Medicine. He ultimately completed his residency in Urology at one of Chicago's premiere medical facilities of it's time, Michael Reese Hospital.

In his current role as Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health, Dr. Mason is a noted visionary, providing leadership, fiscal responsibility, performance based accountability in management, and restoration of the public trust. His mission? To transform healthcare delivery with the integration of Public Health and Public

Medicine to create a population based strategy to manage chronic disease.

He has managed everything from the H1N1 crises of 2009 immunizing over 90K period to dealing with the potential threat of Ebola on our home turf.

For decades, Dr. Mason was a tireless advocate in the area of men's health, encouraging men of color, often reluctant to seek care, to get properly screened for prostate cancer. Though he is retired from his Urology practice, he is as engaged in medicine as ever before. He currently focuses his attention more broadly on public health matters of urgency which are often centered around nutrition and obesity.

He is a passionate advocate of plant based eating and has taught and advocated for this healthy lifestyle for some time. His passion is to teach patients to be proactive about their healthcare as it is often easier to prevent an illness than to treat it.

Currently he is a radio host on WVON, 1690, on the popular segment, The Doctor Is In The House. Since 1991, this weekly radio health talk show provides health education to an audience of over 100,000K People