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Professionals : Awards

Jacobson Award Winner - Jay D. Coffman, MD

Dr. Jay D. Coffman, former professor of medicine at Boston Medical Center, has been posthumously awarded the 2006 Julius H. Jacobson II, MD Award for Physician Excellence. Dr. Coffman established an academic section on peripheral vascular disease within the Department of Medicine at University Hospital in Boston. He also conducted research on the pathophysiology of intermittent claudication and the mechanisms and treatment of Raynaud's phenomenon. It was his research that led to an extensive series of investigations that provided the foundation of information used in many of today's medical therapies for these vascular disorders.

His scholarly writings are used in major medical textbooks by medical students to acquire the knowledge needed in caring for vascular patients. Dr. Coffman was also the founder and second president of the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, chairman of the Council on Circulation of the American Heart Association, and a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

"Dr. Coffman was one of my mentors and I consider him a leader in the field of vascular medicine," said Dr. Mark Creager, President of the Vascular Disease Foundation. "He was a man of great personal and professional integrity who maintained the highest level of standards in his research and patient care."