Fred Schiffman, vice chairman of the Department of Medicine in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has earned the Milton Hamolsky Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhode Island chapter of the American College of Physicians. Schiffman, the Sigal Family Professor of Humanistic Medicine, is a hematologist and oncologist with a special interest in humanistic medicine, which is concerned with ensuring a respectful and compassionate relationship between doctors and their patients. “Dr. Schiffman is a gifted physician who continuously and tirelessly devotes his time to his fellow physicians, medical students, staff and – most of all – his patients and their families,” said Dr. William Corwin, senior vice president and chief medical officer at The Miriam Hospital, where Schiffman is associate physician-in-chief and director of medical education.

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