Allan Jaffe, M.D., received a 2018 Distinguished Award from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He received the 2018 Gifted Teacher Award, which is awarded to a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology who has demonstrated innovative, outstanding teaching characteristics and compassionate qualities, and because of these attributes, the individual has made major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine at the local and/or regional level.
Allan Jaffe, M.D., is Chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services, with a joint appointment in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Jaffe has spent his long academic career investigating the use of biomarkers to characterize the pathobiology of acute cardiovascular disease. He has published extensively on the use of both cardiac troponin and natriuretic peptides to characterize patients with both acute and chronic heart failure.
Distinguished Award recipients are nominated by their peers and then selected by the ACC Awards Committee. The 2018 Distinguished Awardees were presented with their awards at the Annual Convocation Ceremony on March 12, 2018, during the 67th Annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida.