Ariel A. Jordan, M.D., receives national award from the American College of Physicians

April 7, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

Ariel A. Jordan, M.D., has been awarded the Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award by the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization of internal medicine physicians. Award recipients will be recognized at ACP’s annual Convocation ceremony on Thursday, April 27 at the San Diego Convention Center, where ACP is hosting its annual scientific conference, Internal Medicine Meeting 2023.

The Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award was established by ACP’s Board of Regents in 2003 in honor of the late Dr. Johnson, former ACP Governor, Regent, Treasurer, Interim Executive Vice President, and Senior Vice President for Membership. The award recognizes a resident/fellow member of the college who has shown qualities that exemplify ACP’s mission “to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.”

Jordan is a second-year internal medicine resident at the University of Michigan, and she has led multiple efforts to secure equitable access to health care for all patients. She consistently advocates for those with gastroenterological diseases. The Restroom Access Act bill was drafted for the first time in the state of Georgia due to her efforts to improve restroom access for inflammatory bowel disease patients at the Georgia State Capitol. In the following year of medical school, Jordan was selected by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s National Scientific Advisory Committee as their Professional Membership Committee’s co-chair and as a member of the Government and Industry Affairs Committee. As an intern, she was selected as a member of the American Gastroenterological Association’s Congressional Advocates Program and as an advocacy leader by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, leading the Day on the Hill efforts for the state of Michigan. Jordan, in collaboration with several members of Congress, is credited with the co-sponsorships of several current federal bills including the Safe Step Act.

Jordan led her medical school’s Covid-19 patient outreach initiative that ensured high-risk patients in the local community had resources to obtain necessities and access to the healthcare system for medication refills and virtual appointments. In 2020, she was nominated for the ACP Georgia Chapter Outstanding Student in Volunteerism and Advocacy Award. Jordan was recently honored by her peers for her residency program’s 2022 Intern Humanism in Medicine Award.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 160,000 internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.