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Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence

Jerome Klein, MD
Jerome Klein, MD

The Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence was established in 2010 to commemorate Klein’s 50 years of service to BUSM/BMC and is presented annually to a physician who shares Dr. Klein’s attributes, including clinical and research excellence, leadership, and dedicated commitment to education and mentoring.

The award will be given annually in December to a physician who shares Dr. Klein’s attributes, commitment and dedication specifically through the following characteristics:

  • an outstanding mentor
  • high standards and expectations
  • clinical and/or research excellence
  • leadership with a positive attitude
  • supportive of colleagues and other healthcare providers

Award Recipients

Dr. Angela Jackson2018 - Angela Jackson, MD
Angela Jackson, MD, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Dr. Jackson is an Associate Professor of Medicine, practices as a general internist in our Primary Care practice and has had a remarkable career locally and nationally. In her 30 years on this medical campus, Dr. Jackson has made an indelible impact on education, training, mentoring and clinical care. She has constantly moved effortlessly between BMC and BUSM and she continues to do so with a deep commitment to our patients and our mission. Read more   

Dr. Robert Witzburg2017 - Robert Witzburg, MD
Robert Witzburg, MD, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Witzburg is the associate dean and director of admissions and professor of medicine at BUSM, and professor of health policy and management at BUSPH, and a general internal medicine physician at BMC. Read more

Dr. Thea James2016 - Thea James, MD
Dr. Thea L. James, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vice President of Mission, and Associate Chief Medical Officer, for receiving the 2017 Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Read more

Dr. Michael Klein2014 - Michael Klein, MD
Michael Klein, MD, a clinical professor of medicine at BUSM and an attending cardiologist and Director of the BMC Electrocardiology Laboratory, is the recipient of the 2015 Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Read more

Dr. Edward Alexander2013 - Edward Alexander, MD
Edward Alexander, MD, professor of medicine and physiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a nephrologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named the 2013 recipient of the Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Read more

Dr. Edward Bernstein2012 - Edward Bernstein, MD
Edward Bernstein, MD, vice chair of academic affairs and professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and an emergency medicine physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been named the recipient of the 2012 Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Read more

Dr. Lewis Weintraub2011 - Lewis Weintraub, MD
The recipient of the 2011 Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence at BMC, Dr. Weintraub was a BUSM faculty member and BMC attending hematologist for more than 40 years. He served as chief of hematology from 1977 until 2003, continuing on the faculty as leading hematologist and hematology teacher. Read more

Dr. Jerome Klein2010 - Jerome Klein, MD
Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) professor of pediatrics Jerome Klein, MD has been recognized by Boston Medical Center with the establishment of The Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Read more