A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Dr. Mitchell Blutt leads health care investment firm Consonance Capital as chief executive officer. Dr. Mitchell Blutt remains active in his professional community and belongs to the New York Academy of Medicine, which offers a number of endowed lectures, including the Iago Galdston Lecture.
Every year, the New York Academy of Medicine invites a prominent scholar with expertise in the historic, humanistic, and philosophic aspects of medicine as part of the academy’s Iago Galdston Lecture. Since 1989, the academy has held this annual lecture in honor of Russian-born psychiatrist Dr. Iago Galdston, who became a staff member of the academy in 1928.
Dr. Galdston established a program that eventually became the academy’s Medical Information Bureau, which shared information with the press and public. Also an author, he wrote a column for the New York Academy of Medicine, through which he shared vital medical information with readers of 200 newspapers.
After Dr. Galdston passed away in 1989, his family established the Academy’s Iago Galdston Lectureship in his honor.