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Six Vanderbilt physicians honored by medical societies

May. 3, 2018, 10:29 AM


Four faculty members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine were among 78 physician-scientists inducted into The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. They are:

  • Joshua Denny, MD, MS, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and Vice President for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Matthew Scott Freiberg, MD, MSc, professor of Medicine and founding director of the Vanderbilt Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Trials Evaluation (V-CREATE)
  • Young Kim, MD, PhD, Barry and Amy Baker Associate Professor of Laryngeal, Head and Neck Research, and co-leader of the Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; and
  • Sachin Patel, MD, PhD, James G. Blakemore Associate Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

The new members were inducted April 20 during ASCI’s joint annual meeting with the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and American Physician Scientist Association in Chicago.

Also during the joint meeting, two Vanderbilt faculty members were among 61 new members inducted into the AAP. They are:

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, the Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and president-elect of The ASCI; and

Bjorn Knollmann, MD, PhD, the William Stokes Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Arrhythmia Research and Therapeutics, and also an ASCI member.

The AAP is an honorary, elected society of America’s leading physician-scientists “who exemplify the pinnacle of pioneering and enduring, impactful contributions to improve health.”

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