Congressional Medal of Distinction Given at Washington Reception
New York, NY (15 July 2008) - The Fertility Research Foundation announced today that its Executive Director, Masood Khatamee, MD, FACOG, was awarded the 2008 Congressional Medal of Distinction. The President's Dinner is a major political event of the year, and has been attended by the President, First Lady, and leaders of both the Administration and Congress. Dr. Khatamee served as an Honorary Chairman of this gala event.
The medal is awarded by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to members of their Business Advisory Council. The dinner was held at the Convention Center in Washington, DC on June 18, 2008.
Dr. Masood Khatamee and First Lady Laura Bush
Persian New Year reception at White House (March 2008)
Announcement of this award came from Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK), who also serves as Chairman of the NRCC. Congressman Cole noted, "Only an elite group of business and professional people were nominated to receive this honor before the selection committee reached a final decision." Congressman Cole added that it serves to formally recognize his "commitment and continued support of the NRCC."
"I am honored to receive such an award from Congressman Cole and the NRCC, as well as chair an event honoring our President," said Dr. Khatamee who has served on the Business Advisory Council since 2003, and has been a prominent player in national and local politics over many years.
Masood Khatamee, MD, FACOG, is the Executive Director of the Fertility Research Foundation (FRF) and a Professor at the NYU School of Medicine. He was born in Shiraz, Iran, and received his initial medical training at the Shiraz University School of Medicine. He moved to the United States in 1970 and took up position as attending physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York. His role at the FRF involves innovation and advocacy around the treatment and prevention of infertility. His private practice is located on Park Avenue in New York. Dr. Khatamee resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and is the father of three adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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