This fact, like all Rahm Emanuel Facts, is 100% true! According to The National Institute of Health's Clinical Center:

Ezekiel Emanuel earned his PhD and MD degrees from Harvard University where his doctoral dissertation received the Toppan Award for the finest political science dissertation of the year. After earning his MD PhD, he was a Fellow in the Program in Ethics and the Professions at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Emanuel completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and an Oncology Fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and then joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Before accepting his current position as the Chair of the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in 1998, Dr. Emanuel was an associate professor at Harvard Medical School.[...]

Honors and Awards include election to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2004 and the Association of American Physicians in 2003. Dr. Emanuel received the John Mendelssohn Award from MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2005, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Public Service Award in 2003, the Hippocrates Magazine Ethicist of the Year Award in 1996; Barui Benacerraf Clinical Investigator Award in 1994; the Hans Rosenhaupt Memorial Book Award, Honorable Mention, in 1993; a Fulbright Scholarship, refused, in 1993; the American Cancer Society/Career Development Award in1992; and the American Medical Association/Burroughs Welcome Leadership Award in 1990.

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