UR Medical Center CEO Receives Prestigious Medical Award

February 24, 1999

Jay H. Stein, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Health System CEO, was presented with the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) 1999 Robert H. Williams, M.D., Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award recognizing his past work as chair of the department of medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (1977-92). Dr. Stein accepted the association’s highest honor at the APM winter meeting (Feb. 24-27) in Pasadena, California.

APM is a national organization of chairs of departments of internal medicine at U.S. medical schools and several of their affiliated teaching hospitals. The association addresses issues of importance to internal medicine in the areas of clinical care, medical education, and research.

The Williams Award is presented annually by the organization to a physician who has demonstrated outstanding leadership as the chair of a department of internal medicine. In selecting the recipient, predominant attention is given to progress made by the candidates in the administration of a department of medicine. Overall contributions to academic internal medicine made by candidates in the areas of education, research, and patient care are also considered.

Born in Chicago, Dr. Stein is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical College in Memphis. He completed his internship, residency, and renal fellowship at the State University of Iowa Hospital before serving as a senior resident and renal fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stein climbed the academic ranks at Ohio State University College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center prior to joining the University of Rochester in August of 1995. As senior vice president and vice provost for Health Affairs and Strong Health System chief executive officer, Dr. Stein has been the catalyst behind the University of Rochester Medical Center’s strategic initiative to increase the Medical School’s academic standing and research stature.

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