Researchers studying hepatitis, liver cancer, transplants and gall bladder disease will gather here tomorrow for the annual meeting of American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. The discussion tends toward the highly technical but the event will also include a few awards. Dr Norman Grace of Brigham and Women’s Hospital is this year’s winner of the Clinician Educator/Mentor Award. Here is his BWH website and here is how the AASLD describes his work.
Dr. Grace is a graduate of Brown University and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUMS). He completed an NIH fellowship in Gastroenterology/Hepatology under the sponsorship of Dr. Thomas C. Chalmers at TUMS in 1967. He has spent his entire career in Boston where he is Professor of Medicine at TUMS, having served as Chief of Gastroenterology at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital from 1970-1994 and Chief of Gastroenterology at the Faulkner Hospital from 1977-2001. In 1999, he moved to the Brigham and Womens Hospital where he is Director of Clinical Hepatology and a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Grace is an author of more than 100 manuscripts and book chapters with major interests in portal hypertension/variceal bleeding and hemochromatosis. Over 100 gastroenterology fellows have trained under Dr. Grace, a number of whom currently hold academic appointments at major teaching hospitals.