Callen earns MDS Lifetime Achievement Award

Callen earns MDS Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeffrey Callen, M.D., chief of the University of Louisville Division of Dermatology, is the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Medical Dermatology Society.

There's nothing better than to be recognized by your peers for your career accomplishments.

That's the case with Jeffrey Callen, M.D., chief of the University of Louisville Division of Dermatology, who was recently tabbed as the 2011 recipient of the Medical Dermatology Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Callen will receive his award at the annual meeting of the MDS on February 3, 2011 in New Orleans.

According to the MDS, the Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a medical dermatologist who has been inspirational during his or her career.

Specifically, Callen will be recognized for his inspired patient care, mentoring and research in medical dermatology.

"It's nice to be recognized by your peers," Dr. Callen said. "It is truly an honor to receive an award that recognizes achievement across a lifetime. I am pleased that my efforts have been seen to make some difference that translates to better care for patients, through the students I've taught and the research activities of which I have been part."

The Medical Dermatology Society is made up of the leaders of clinical dermatology and the teachers of the next generation of practicing dermatologists. Its members include academicians, private practitioners, and resident physicians who specialize in the care of patients with serious dermatologic diseases.

A native of Chicago, Callen earned his MD at the University of Michigan, where he also completed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology.

He joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in 1977 and was named professor of medicine and division chief in 1988.

Prior to his current honor, Dr. Callen received the 2008 Thomas G. Pearson, Ed.D. Memorial Education Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.

"Dr. Callen is an outstanding clinician and educator, and his efforts in advancing knowledge in the diagnosis and management of dermatological disorders are exemplary," Dr. Jesse Roman, Chairman of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine said. "We are proud of his accomplishments and congratulate him for this well-deserved honor."