Boise, Idaho (AP) An Idaho doctor who has spent his career treating women for health problems and chronic pain has been awarded the prestigious National Academy of Medicine’s prestigious Medicine in the Schools of Medicine award.
Dr. Steven K. Houser was recognized for his efforts to educate the public about treating and curing illnesses and chronic pains, the academy announced Wednesday.
He also was honored with a fellowship from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Houser is the first practicing gynecology doctor in the country to receive this honor.
The award, which recognizes “a physician for his contribution to the advancement of medicine, has been given annually since 1967,” the academy said in a statement.
“He is one of the leading practitioners of the modern, integrative gynecologic care and is one among many leading practitioners in the world who is leading the field of physical, occupational, and mental health care,” the statement said.
Husser is also the author of more than 30 books, including “The Body in a Box,” and a book of essays titled “Caring for the Body: How to Stop Worrying, Love Your Body, and Live Your Life.”
He has also written several other books on health and wellness.
He has a master’s degree in general surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles.