In a grand celebration at Pier 60 Chelsea Piers, Bruce Shulan, President and CEO of EmPRO Insurance Company, was honored with the distinguished “Trailblazer Award” at the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) and Coalition of Asian-American IPA (CAIPA) annual Red Lantern Gala on November 4, 2023. The event not only highlighted the outstanding achievements of Shulan but also marked the significant milestone of CAMS’ 60th Anniversary.

“This recognition by CAMS and CAIPA is deeply meaningful to me as their commitment to eliminating health disparities and advancing medical knowledge, especially within the Chinese American community, mirrors the values we uphold at EmPRO,” said Shulan upon receiving the award. “It’s not individual achievements, but collective effort of a great team that makes a real difference.”

Established in 1963, CAMS has continuously worked on its mission to improve the health status of Chinese Americans and to promote excellence in health care for all through the mobilization of health care professionals. The society’s primary objectives include eliminating health disparities of Chinese Americans and other underserved populations, advancing medical knowledge through education, research, scholarship, and philanthropy with a specific focus on aspects unique to Chinese Americans, and promoting and advocating for medical professionals of Chinese descent and like-minded individuals.

CAIPA is one of the most successful independent practice associations in Greater New York, with over 1,800 private practice providers covering over 70 specialties. CAIPA provides medical services and care to about half a million patients in the Asian community.

“CAMS and CAIPA’s shared mission and commitment is truly inspiring,” Shulan added. “Through education and philanthropy, these organizations have showcased the importance of unity in achieving a common goal, and I’m both humbled and invigorated to be associated with these great organizations.”

Shulan’s recognition as a trailblazer in the medical malpractice industry resonates with his impressive professional journey. A seasoned senior executive, Shulan has a remarkable history of steering insurance businesses through transformative periods, fostering stability, and sparking substantial growth. Under his leadership at EmPRO, the company has demonstrated a commitment to financial discipline, operational enhancements, outstanding customer service, and state-of-the-art technology, maintaining its position as the 13th largest medical professional liability insurer in the United States.