Dr. David Hackam Inducted into the Association of American Physicians
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member David Hackam, MD, PhD, has been inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Dr. Hackam is the Watson Family Professor of Surgery, professor of surgery, cell biology and physiology, and associate dean for medical student research, University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as co-director of the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. His research focuses on understanding the gastrointestinal mechanisms of conditions such as Crohn’s disease, intestinal inflammation, and necrotizing enterocolitis.
The AAP is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” Election to the AAP is an honor extended to individuals with outstanding credentials in biomedical science and/or translational biomedical research, and is limited to 60 persons per year. Today, the AAP serves as an association of the country’s most accomplished physician-scientists, as a forum to create and disseminate knowledge, and as a source of inspiring role models for upcoming generations of physicians and medical scientists. The AAP recognizes researchers who have made significant contributions to medical science over the course of their careers, unlike the Association of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), which is affiliated with the AAP, and recognizes high levels of achievement by members relatively early in their careers.