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Dr. Susan Manzi will be presented with the Clinical Practice Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians Dec. 1, 2012, in recognition of her exceptional service to patients, community and profession. Dr. Manzi is co-founder of the Lupus Center of Excellence and serves as Chair of the Department of Medicine for West Penn Allegheny Health System. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in lupus patient care and research, and a pioneer in the scientific investigation of cardiovascular disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 11:44 p.m.
 

Dr. Susan Manzi

Noteworthy: Manzi is being presented with the Clinical Practice Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians, honoring her exceptional service to patients, the community and her profession.

Age: 52

Residence: Franklin Park

Family: Partner Joseph Ahearn, 56; and children Lauren, 27, Michael, 22, J.T., 21, Jenna, 20 and Olivia, 19.

Occupation: Co-director of the West Penn Allegheny Health System Lupus Center of Excellence, along with Ahearn, and serves as chair of the Department of Medicine for West Penn Allegheny.

Background: A member of the board of directors and medical advisory committee with the Lupus Foundation of America, Manzi is secretary/treasurer of the Systemic Lupus International Cooperating Clinics Committee and has been a member of a number of Study Sections for the National Institutes of Health.

Education: Bachelor of science in biology from the University of Notre Dame; graduated from medical school at the University of Pittsburgh; and served a residency at Duke University.

Quote: “It's a privilege to be recognized by my peers for taking care of patients with lupus and doing what I love to do.”

— Bill Vidonic

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