honoree

Michael Braffman, MD

On the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19

Michael Braffman, MD, FACP is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an infectious disease physician who, since 1986, has spent his career at Pennsylvania Hospital as a clinician and educator to over a generation of residents and medical students. He also serves as the Chair of the hospital's Department of Medicine, a position he has held since 2011. His infectious disease expertise and leadership position provided him with the opportunity to help lead the care of patients with COVID-19 as a frontline provider when the pandemic struck Philadelphia in March.

Dr. Braffman has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, the Patient Advocacy Award, and, this past June, became the first recipient of the Compassionate Leadership Award established in his name by medical residents and interns, of which he is most proud and humbled. Dr. Braffman is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has been repeatedly recognized as a "top doc" by Philadelphia Magazine. He lives with his wife, Ellen, in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

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