Allan Jaffe, M.D., Consultant and Chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services, with a joint appointment in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, was recently profiled in Clinical Chemistry's "Inspiring Minds" feature.
According to the introduction, "Although he is known as a world authority on the use of cardiac biomarkers, in particular troponin, Allan Jaffe is inspiring not only because of his successes but also because of his resilience in overcoming challenges in his life. His gravelly voice hides an individual whose internal voice is actually a soft one that reflects a passion for helping others, especially young people. For example, during his first year in medical school, he signed up with the Big Brother Foundation and was paired with a fatherless boy with whom he met weekly for the next four busy years. Who got the most direction in life from the experience?" You will have to read this month’s "Inspiring Minds" article to decide for yourself.