Dr. David Coleman, Wade Professor and Chairman of Medicine, has been named the 2020 recipient of The Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award, presented by the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM).
From the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Announcement:
“Described as an “outstanding chair who has distinguished himself through service to his department and the academic internal medicine community,” Dr. Coleman’s “impact and reach are exceptional and his contributions to the tripartite missions of our profession – education, clinical care, and research – are extraordinary.” Examples of Dr. Coleman’s vision, systems thinking, and ability to lead change abound: from his passion for “providing exceptional clinical care despite the many impediments posed by social determinants of health” to his commitment to “placing the Department at the forefront of new and evolving research initiatives” to serving as “a champion for education, mentorship, faculty development, and diversity.” His dean notes that “he is one of my most trusted senior leaders; someone to whom I can turn for his innovative approaches to interdisciplinary collaborations and medical student education.”
Dr. Coleman has served as Chair of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and physician-in-chief at Boston Medical Center since 2006. During his tenure, the Department has seen tremendous growth in its research and clinical care portfolios and educational programming.