NARBERTH, PA, January 28, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Arthur E. Helfand, DPM, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Helfand celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Beginning his accomplished career in 1957, Dr. Helfand has thrived in 45 years in private practice as a podiatrist in Philadelphia. During his years in practicing medicine, he was also associated with James C. Giuffre Medical Center, with which he advanced from a staff member to the coordinator of the podiatry department, the co-chief and the chief between 1958 and 1989. During this time, Dr. Helfand was recruited as the director of podiatric education at the James C. Giuffre Medical Center between 1968 and 1989.
As an expert in public health and aging, Dr. Helfand thrived as a consultant on behalf of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the Temple University Children's Hospital and the Philadelphia VA Hospital's department of surgery. He has notably dedicated his attention to an honorary staff member at Temple University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Moreover, Dr. Helfand formerly worked as an affiliate staff member at Joslin Center for Diabetes P.C. and Wills and Jefferson in Philadelphia.
In academia, Dr. Helfand served as the director of clinical research, the professor of podiatric medicine, the coordinator of clinics, the chairman of the department of community health and aging, the professor of podiatric medicine and the professor of podiatric orthopedics at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia between 1963 and 2002. Following these positions, he has held the designation of a professor emeritus and an honorable staff member with the aforementioned college from 2002 to 2014. Likewise, he was also instrumental at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia as an adjunct professor of orthopedic surgery and a visiting associate professor of community health and preventive medicine between 1977 and 1979. Dr. Helfand has found success as an adjunct professor of medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia since 2003.
Apart from his full-time professional positions, Dr. Helfand has contributed to the Pennsylvania Diabetes Academy as a member of the board of directors between 1988 and 2002 as well as the chairman and treasurer. Since 2019, he has been appointed as a board member emeritus with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. Dr. Helfand has additionally flourished as a founding board member and the vice chairman of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Care Connections.
Inspired by his uncle, who was also a podiatrist, Dr. Helfand pursued his undergraduate coursework before earning a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1957. Completing a residency at Saint Luke's and Children's Medical Center in Philadelphia, he has accrued diplomas from the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics, the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Podiatric Public Health. A prolific and talented writer, Dr. Helfand has provided his wealth of knowledge to 10 textbooks, various chapters to other numerous books, myriad articles for various scholarly journals and as a member of the editorial board of Rehabilitation Today from 1990 to 1993.
Distinguished as a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Royal Society of Health and the Pennsylvania Public Health Association, Dr. Helfand is also noted as an emeritus fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and an emeritus fellow of the task force on aging of the American Public Health Association. He was also active with the Delaware Valley Geriatrics Society as a member on the board of directors from 1989 to 2004 and the president from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Helfand has been further affiliated as President of the American Podiatric Medical Association, and with the American Medical Association, the International Academy Preventive Medicine and the Gerontological Society, among other industry-related organizations.
Recognized for his achievements, Dr. Helfand was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the American Podiatric Medical Association in 1984. He was later presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Podiatry Management in 1991 and a Bright Star Aging Award from the Philadelphia Emergency Fund in 2015. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Helfand has been featured in close to 40 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.
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