Wil J. Blechman, MD

Title: Rheumatologist (Retired)
Location: Miami, Florida, United States


  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Medical Association
  • Children’s Forum (Vice Chairman, 2013-Present)
  • Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade County (Vice Chairman, 2003-2009)
  • Circle K International, Honorary Member (1990)
  • Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (Charter President, 1981) (Advisory Board Member, 2001-Present)
  • Florida Children’s Forum (2009-Present) (Vice Chair, 2015-Present)
  • Florida Society of Rheumatology (President, 1970-1971)
  • Florida State Coordinating Council for early Childhood Services (1997-1999)
  • Florida State Health Officer (1995-1996)
  • Florida Consultant to Department of Children and Families (1996-1997)
  • International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (Board of Directors, 1994-1996)
  • Kids Count Advisory Group (1991-1994)
  • Kiwanis Club of North Miami Beach, FL, 1962-Present (President, 1966-67)
  • Kiwanis District of Florida, Board Member, 1975-1979 (Governor, 1977-1978)
  • Kiwanis Horses and the Handicapped, Inc. Founder (1986)
  • Kiwanis International, Board Member, 1983-1992 (President, 1990-1991)
  • Kiwanis International, International Committee for Young Children (Priority One, 1992-2014)
  • Kiwanis International, International Committee for Young Children (Chairman, 2015-2020)
  • Kiwanis International, Kiwanis Project to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (Regional Coordinator 2001-2015)
  • Lawton Chiles Foundation (Board Member, 2008-Present)
  • Miami-Dade Child Development Services (Advisory Council, 2001-2003)
  • Partnership for America’s Economic Success (Advisory Board Member, 2009-2012)
  • ReadyNation (2012-2014)
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow, 2009)
  • The Prologue Society (Board Member, 2014-Present)
  • United Way of Miami-Dade Center for Excellence in Education (Board Member, 2010-Present) (Chair, Health Care Task Force 2012-Present)
  • University of Miami School of Medicine (Clinical Professor Emeritus, Rheumatology)
  • Wil and Rachel Blechman Fund established within Florida Kiwanis Foundation (2020)
  • Youth Ethics Initiative (Secretary, 2003-2009)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Named, Alumnus Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Virginia Commonwealth University Branch (2018)
  • Recipient, Chile’s Advocacy Award, United Way of Florida (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare,” Marquis Who’s Who (2011, 2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2010, 2006-2007)
  • Recipient, Nancy D. Thomas Collaboration Award (2008)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007, 2003, 1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2014)
  • Recipient, 5th Annual Lawton Chiles Advocacy Award, Florida Chapter March Dimes (2005)
  • Recipient, Recognition Letter, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1995)
  • Recipient, Help and Hope Award for Excellence in Rheumatology, Arthritis Foundation (1994)
  • Named, Champion for Children Miami-Dade C.C., Friend of Cooperative Extension (1993)
  • Recipient, State Health Office Community Friend Award (1993)
  • Recipient, Hannah G. Solomon Award, National Council of Jewish Women (1992)
  • Recipient, Physician’s Award for Outstanding Community Service, Florida Medical Association, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories (1990)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, The Arthritis Foundation (1971)

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