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12.09.2014

Distinguished Physician Jamie S. Barkin Receives Samuel Weiss Award

Nationally recognized gastroenterologist Jamie S. Barkin, M.D., professor of medicine, is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious American College of Gastroenterology Samuel Weiss Award.

Commemorating the College’s founding father, Samuel S. Weiss, M.D., the award recognizes Barkin’s outstanding career service to the American College of Gastroenterology.

“I would like to thank the American College of Gastroenterology for this honor,” said Barkin. “I have done my best to leave as lasting an impression upon the field of gastroenterology as Samuel Weiss. It is with gratitude that I accept this award.”

An active member of the College since 1975, Barkin served as President from 1989-1990 and created the first Women’s Committee in Gastroenterology to promote involvement and advancement of female members.

Among his list of accolades are a George F. Paff Teaching Award, presented annually by Miller School medical students; the American College of Physicians’ Evergreen Award for Chapter Management (Florida); and the American College of Gastroenterology’s Auxiliary Award for best paper published at the College’s annual meeting. In 1995, he was bestowed the title of Master in recognition of his achievements in clinical gastroenterology and contributions to the College.

“I can think of no finer recipient for this outstanding honor; it is very well deserved,” said Maria T. Abreu, M.D., Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology.

A retired U.S. Army Reserve Major General, Barkin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami in 1970. Also a graduate of the UM School of Medicine, he was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and later inducted into the distinguished alumnus Hall of Fame.

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