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Fellow in Hospital Medicine Spotlight: Amir Jaffer, MD, SFHM


 

Amir Jaffer, MD, SFHM

Undergraduate education: Boston University, College of Liberal Arts.

Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine.

Notable: Dr. Jaffer is a pioneer in demonstrating how hospitalists can perform preoperative evaluations. He was the medical director of the IMPACT (Internal Medicine Preoperative Assessment, Consultation, and Treatment) Center at Cleveland Clinic. He is an editor of the recently published “Perioperative Medicine: Medical Consultation and Co-Management”, the first comprehensive reference text focused on perioperative medicine created specifically for hospitalists. Dr. Jaffer’s focus is on perioperative medicine, and he is passionate about anticoagulation and thrombosis; he has served on the panel of the 8th and 9th edition of the American College of Chest Physician’s Antithrombotic Guidelines. In 2010, he received the SHM Award of Excellence in Teaching and was HM10 course director.

FYI: Dr. Jaffer loves to travel with his family. In recent years he’s visited Spain, Australia, and Turkey. He has become more health-conscious and works out four to five times a week.

Quotable: “Being a senior fellow means being a role model for other leaders, hospitalists, residents, and students, and highlighting for them how one can be a leader in education, teamwork, quality, and systems improvement.”

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