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Faculty Achievements

For many years, a large number of our faculty have been cited on a number of Best Doctors Lists, including Boston Magazine, Best Doctors in American and Coleman and Connolly. In addition, our faculty is extremely active on a national level, having a variety of leadership positions in several organizations and task forces and editorial board slots.  Many have received numerous prestigious awards. A sample of these achievements in listed below.

D. Salem

Advisor to Publications Committee for Massachusetts Medical Society overseeing New England Journal of Medicine

Recipient of Paul Dudley White Award from the American Heart Association

Distinguished Faculty Award - Tufts University School of Medicine

        Distinguished Alumnus Award – Boston University School of Medicine

 K. Freund                            
Health Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section, National Institutes of Health

        Health Care Research Training Study Section, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

        Editorial Boards:  Women’s Health Issues; Women’s Health and Gender Based Medicine; Journal of Cancer Survivorship; and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention

        Chair, Design and Analysis Committee, Patient Navigation Research Program, National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society - Harry and Elsa Jiler Clinical Research Professor

J. Kassirer                            

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, New England Journal of Medicine

Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

        David E. Rogers Award of the Association of American Medical Colleges

        Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

        Member of the Association of American Physicians

R. Kopelman                 

Head of University Program Directors Assembly in Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. 

Member of National Task Force Overseeing Resident to Fellow Transition

Distinguished Faculty Award – Tufts University School of Medicine

Recognized by Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) for mentorship

Recipient of Dema Daley Founders Award from APDIM

Michael Barza

Deputy Editor, Clinical Infectious Diseases

        Tufts University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award

David Snydman 

Recipient of the Walter E. Stamm, MD  Mentor award from the IDSA 

Editorial Boards:  Transplantation;  and Mayo Clinic Proceedings

        Editorial Advisory Committee for Clinical Infectious Diseases

        Emanual Wolinsky Award from the IDSA

        Distinguished Faculty Award, Tufts University School of Medicine

B. Downey                         

Deputy Editor, Cardiology, UpToDate

N. Estes                       

Editor in Chief- Cardiovascular Disease: UpToDate Cardiology

        Associate Editor: Journal of Interventional Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm 

        Section Editor: Circulation

Editorial Boards:  American Journal of Cardiology, Pacing and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Sports Medicine, American Journal of Hospital Medicine, Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, US Cardiology

        Member Association of University Cardiologists

  Past-President- Heart Rhythm Society 

        ACC Bethesda 36th Guidelines for Participation in Athletics                             

  The President’s Award – Heart Rhythm Society 2013

        Distinguished Achievement Award European Society of Cardiology 2014

  AHA Council on Clinical Cardiology Distinguished Achievement Award 2014

M. Homoud                       

    Editorial Board-  HeartRhythm, the official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)

    Past president New England Electrophysiology Society   

I. Jaffe                                 

International Aldosterone Conference Executive Committee 

Editorial Board, Endocrinology 

American Society of Hypertension Young Scholar Award (2013)

        American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Elected Member(2013)

     AHA Established Investigator Award (2014)

        AHA High Blood Pressure Research Council Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence             

    NIH Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology (VCMB) Study Section, Charter Member, (2015-2019)

Associate Editor, Clinical Science (2015-present)

C. Kimmelstiel   

Editorial boards: The Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis; and Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

M. Konstam                       

Past president of Heart Failure Society of America

Past President of Association of Professors of Cardiology

Member of Clinical Practice Guideline Committees for Heart Failure Society of America, American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association

M. Maron                           

Editorial Board: American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of the American College of Cardiology

N. Pandian                         

Pioneer Award in Echocardiography from Mayo Clinic Appreciation Awards of Education, American College of Cardiology

Appreciation Awards of Society Activities-American Society of Echocardiography 

        Appreciation Award: International Cardiac Doppler Society 

A. Patel                               

Associate Editor- - Circulation: Heart Failure

J. Udelson                           

Past president of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Associate Editor, Circulation

        Editor-in-Chief, Circulation Heart Failure

Editorial Board: JACC, JACC Imaging, Current Cardiovascular                                                                         Imaging Reports, Heart Failure Reviews, US Cardiology

Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology

Executive Council, Heart Failure Society of America

        Editorial Board and Guest Editor of Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and Journal of the American College of Cardiology

        Member of Association of University Cardiologists

        Member of Association of Professors of Cardiology

        Co-Chair, ACC and ACR Writing Group for Appropriate Use Criteria                                                           of Imaging Tests for ED Patients with Chest Pain

       Task Force member and writing group - AHA/ACC Scientific Statement: Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes with Cardiovascular Abnormalities

A. Vest                 

Member of the Scientific Statements Committee, Heart Failure Society                                                 of America (HFSA)

D. Kent

Deputy Editor, Trials (Journal)

External Advisor, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee Work Group on Heterogeneity of Treatment Effect

Medical Advisory Board, PFO Research Foundation

Member, Recurrent Stroke with PFO and Atrial Septal Aneurysm Guideline Committee, American Academy of NeurologY

Chair, 2012 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting, Society of Clinical and Translational Science

Meeting, Society of Clinical and Translational Science

H. Selker                             

Elected to Association of American Physicians

Associate Editor:  Journal of Investigative Medicine

Executive Editor:  Clinical and Translational Science

Chair: Association for Clinical Research Training, Advocacy Committee

Association for Clinical and Translational Science

        Founder and Board of Directors, Member 2012-2016

Vice President for Healthcare Implementation, Delivery, and Policy Research 2013-2016

Chair, Public Policy Committee, 2013-Present

  Association for Clinical and Translational Science Barry Coller

Excellence in Service Award, 2014

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council, 2014-2018

National Institutes of Health, Cures Acceleration Network Review Board, 2014-2018

S. Pauker                             

Member of Institute of Medicine, Association of American Physicians and American Society for Clinical Investigation                                      

Member Institute of Medicine Committee on Improving End of Life Care: IOM Publication Dying in America         

Lifetime achievement Award, and Eugene Saenger Award for Distinguished Service, Historian, past president of Society for Medical Decision Making

Regent, American College of Physicians

Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Clinical and Translational Science

Immediate Past President and Board Member, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (oldest hypnosis research society in country)

Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis                                              

President, American Board of Medical Hypnosis

Board of Trustees New England Society for Clinical Hypnosis

Board of Governors Mass Chapter ACP
J. Wong                               

Member, Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Diagnostic Errors in Health Care

Consultant, World Health Organization Technical Consultation on Health Economics and Mathematical Modeling to Support the Planning of Public Health Interventions for Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Control, Rapid HCV and HIV Testing in the US Criminal Justice System.                                            

Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Hepatitis B Guidelines 

Member, AASLD and Infectious Diseases Society of America, Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C                                              

Co-chair, American Medical Association/American Gastroenterological Association/American Association for the Study of  Liver Disease, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement Work Group on Hepatitis C                                        

Member, American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)

Appropriate Use Criteria: Coronary Revascularization and Medical Therapy                                       

Member, American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)                                             

Appropriate Use Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes 

Member, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guideline Committee, European                                                                               League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 

Consultant, Brookings Workshop on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS): Building a Framework for Effective Patient Counseling on Medication Risks and Benefits                                          

Member, Committee on Publications, New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society

J. Mason                             

Associate Editor, Current Developments in Nutrition       

E.V. McCullom Award, American Society for Nutrition

Board of Directors, American Society for Nutrition

Mary Swartz Senior Investigator Award, American Society for Nutrition

R. Russell                             

Recent Chair, Food and Nutrition Board of Institute of Medicine

Recent Chair, United States National Committee to the International Union of Nutritional Sciences

Union of Nutritional Sciences

Received Triennial DSM Human Nutrition Award for Research

Editor in Chief, Nutrition Reviews

Editor, Present Knowledge in Nutrition

M. Dansinger                     

WebMD, Diabetes Doctor (Blog and Discussion Board Host)

NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”, Nutrition Doctor

Medscape, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity,  Former Editor, Scientific Advisory Board Member (Online Medical Community Forum), Scientific Advisory Board Member (Online Medical Community Forum)

B. Dawson-Hughes         

Board of Directors, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

General Secretariat and Trustees of International Osteoporosis Foundation

Past president and trustee of National Osteoporosis Foundation

Editorial Board: Bone, Osteoporosis

C. Fekete                     

Editorial Board: Journal of Neuroendocrinology

“Lendület” award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

A. Greenberg                   

Editorial Board: Endocrinology and Obesity

J. Kung                                 

Chair, Information Technology Subcommittee, American Thyroid Association

R. Lechan                             

Distinguished Academic Achievement Award from University of Vermont School of Medicine

Elected as Corresponding Member to the Academy of Sciences of the University of Bologna

Gold Medal of the Academy of Sciences of the University of Bologna

Recognition by Faculty 1000 Biology for published research

Editorial Board: Endocrinology, Acta BioMedica

A. Pittas                     

Chair, NIH Special Emphasis Panel ZDK1 GRB-S 01 S

Chair, NIH Study Section - Clinical & Integrative Diabetes and Obesity

Member, NIH Special Emphasis Panel 

P. Bonis                         

Section editor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology for UptoDate

Publications Committee:  American Gastroenterological Society               

M. Guelrud                        

International Editor, UK

A. Plaut                               

Member: Association of American Physicians, and American Society for Clinical Investigation

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

J. Roper                               

Member, American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Academy of Educators

J. Weinstock                      

Microbiology Section Editor, Journal of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation

Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Sciences

R. Dupee                             

President of Mass Geriatrics Society

ACP Public Health and Policy Committee member

Past Governor of Massachusetts American College of Physicians chapter, 2010-2014

J. Rencic                               

Member of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) council

Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) New England Region educator of the year     

L. Snydman                         

Immediate Past-President, New England Region SGIM

S. Weingart                         

Board of Directors, National Patient Safety Foundation

Chair, MIT Medical Management Board

G. Allison            

OPAT Guidelines Committee, IDSA

        Co-Author, OPAT Handbook, to be published by IDSA

Consulting Editor, Clinical Infectious Diseases

Consulting Editor, Journal for Healthcare Quality

H. Boucher                         

Board of Directors, Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

Member of ABIM Test Committee for Infectious Disease

Member Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board, ABIM

Consulting Editor, Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America

Associate Editor:  Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Y. Golan                              

Member of Publications Committee: IDSA

S. Gorbach                         

Editor of Clinical Infectious Disease

Editorial Boards: The Journal of Infection; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Recipient of Alexander Fleming Prize from the IDSA

J. Griffiths                          

Member, NIH College of the Center for Scientific Review

Chair of Drinking Water Committee of the US EPA Science Advisory Board 

Reappointed to Science Advisory Board (SAB) of the US EPA

Associate Editor, Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology

Director, Nutrition Collaborative Research and Support Program for Africa, USAID

L. Hu                                     

Permanent member, Host Immunity against bacterial pathogens (HIBP) NIH study section.

Elected American Society for Clinical Investigation

Co-chair, XIII International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and other Tick borne Infection Association

D. Poutsiaka                      

Member, Research Committee of the IDSA

C. Wanke                            

Associate Editor of Clinical Infectious Disease

Editorial Board: AIDS

Consultant: World Health Organization, for Nutrition and HIV Health and Human Services Guidelines Committee for Management of Opportunistic Infections in HIV

IDSA Guidelines Committee: Management of Diarrhea

Chair, NIH Working Group for Nutritional Management of HIV

R. Comenzo                       

ECOG Myeloma Core Committee                        

Scientific Advisor, International Myeloma Foundation

Board Member, Amyloidosis Foundation

Chairman, Amyloidosis Research Consortium

Chairman, DSMB, Unum Therapeutics

Editorial Boards:  Blood Advances;  Journal of the American Society of Hematology

ROFEH International Humanitarian Award, 2014

J. Erban

Associate Editor, Am J Clinical Oncology

Editorial Board, Gland Surgery

Past President, Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncology

Past Member, NCCN Breast Cancer Guidelines Committee

Board of Directors, Silent Spring Institute                            

2015 Rachel Carson Award Recipient

Medical Board, Aid for Cancer Research Foundation

A. Evens                               

Hodgkin Lymphoma Working Group member (NIH/NCI Lymphoma Steering Committee Subgroup)

Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Core Committee Member: Lymphoma

The International PCNSL Collaborative Group (IPCG), member

Chair, New England Lymphoma Rounds Steering Committee Sponsor: Lymphoma Research Foundation

Senior Editorial Board, American Journal of Blood Research

Editorial Board, Leukemia Research

Associate Editor, British Journal of Haematology

S. Levy                                 

Member of National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity

Editorial Board of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Editor of  APUA Newsletter and Plasmid

R. Martell                           

Board of Directors at Curis Inc.

K. Miller                               

Editorial Board – Leukemia Research

P. Mathew                         

Editor: Oncologist

W. Saif                 

Executive Editor, GI Section.  Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterolog                                

Section Editor; GI Cancers, Annals of Gastroenterology

G. Strauss                           

Member of Respiratory Core Committee, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group 

S. Gilbert                            

Education Editor of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases

        Co-Editor of the Primer on Kidney Disease 6th Edition

        Member, American Society of Nephrology Executive Committee of the Nephrology Training Program Directors

L. Inker                

Chair, International Classification of Diseases in the United States

        Chair, Clinical Oversight Committee of the Kidney Disease Early Evaluation Program Laboratory Work Group

        Chair, International Classification of Diseases in the United States

A. Levey                              

Listed on Thomson Reuters Highly Cited List for Clinical Medicine.

        Editor in Chief, American Journal of Kidney Disease

        Member, National Kidney Foundation Scientific Advisory Board

        Member, Association of American Physicians

K. Meyer                            

Member, United States Renal Data System External Expert Committee

        Member, Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Renal Disease and Detoxification Committee

Member, Medical Advisory Board, American Association of Kidney Patients

D. Miskulin                         

Chair, Endpoints Committee for the HALT-PKD Study

R. Perrone                         

Distinguished Faculty Award from Tufts University School of Medicine

        Chair, HALT-PKD Study Quality Control Committee for the HALT-PKD Study

Co-Executive Director, Polycystic Disease Database Consortium

Awarded Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Award from the National Kidney Foundation (2014)

Physician of the Year, PKD Foundation (2014)

M. Sarnak                           

Co-chair, KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for Lipid Management in CKD

Member, Steering Committee for CKD Prognosis Consortium

Member, of the Cardiovascular Health Study Renal Work Group

 Awarded Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture from the National Kidney Foundation (2014)

D. Weiner                           

Deputy Editor in Chief: American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Chair, American Society of Nephrology Quality Metrics Task Force

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Primer on Kidney Diseases 6th Edition

        Chair, Planning Committee, 2016 NKF Spring Clinical Meeting

B. Fanburg                         

Chair of the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute DSMB at the NIH

American Thoracic Society Achievement Award

Member, Association of American Physicians

Member, Society of Clinical Investigation

Member, Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Member, American Heart Association Council

MTS Chadwick Award

Tufts Distinguished Faculty Award

Chair, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Data Safety Monitoring Board
S. Epstein                           

Editorial Board: Respiratory Care
G. Finlay                               

Clinical Science Chair for national LAM symposium 
N. Hill                   

Chair, Steering Committee, PVDomics network supported by the NIH                                      

Award for Clinical Excellence, Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Eli Lilly Distinguished Scholar Award                                 

Distinguished Faculty Award, Tufts University School of Medicine

Past President of American Thoracic Society                                           

Board of Trustees, ATS Foundation

Associate Editor, Chest

Editorial Boards of Breathe, European Respiratory Journal, Journal on Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation, Chronic Respiratory Disease, Current Hypertension Reports, Pulmonary Circulation, Respiratory Care, and Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

I. Preston                           

Editorial boards: Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Circulation, European respiratory Journal 

Chair, Education Committee, Pulmonary Hypertension Association 

Chair, State of the Art (SOTA) Conference Planning Committee, American College of Rheumatology    

K. Roberts                           

Representative, Council of Faculty and Academic Societies, American Medical Colleges Council

Member, Members in Transition and Training Committee, American Thoracic Society

M. Tabba                             

Governor of Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Chest

Editor in Chief: PLEURA 

President, Northeastern Chapter of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology

President: International Society of Pleural Diseases Physicians.

T. McAlindon                     

Chair, OARSI Osteoarthritis Treatment Guidelines Panel                        

Member NIH/NIAMS Osteoarthritis Initiative Steering Committee                              

Co- Editor – Arthritis and Rheumatism (2010-)                         

American College of Rheumatology RA Treatment Guidelines

Board of Directors – Osteoarthritis Research Society International
W. Harvey                   

Chair, Government Affairs Committee, American College of Rheumatology
R. Kalish                               

President, New England Rheumatism Society Chair, State of the Art (SOTA) Conference Planning Committee, American College of Rheumatology

Chair, State of the Art (SOTA) Conference Planning Committee, American College of Rheumatology