The American Medical Association (AMA) today awarded Don Hayes, M.D., medical director of the Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, with the Dr. William Beaumont Award in Medicine. This honor is awarded each year to a distinguished young physician for his or her work in medical sciences. Dr. Hayes received the award today at the AMA’s semi-annual policy-making meeting.
“Dr. Hayes is a young physician who has already proven himself to be a leader in pulmonary medicine, research and education,” said AMA President Peter Carmel, M.D. “The AMA is pleased to honor Dr. Hayes’ accomplishments, which are an inspiration to other young physicians and medical students.”
Dr. Hayes has received numerous grants for research to advance the treatment of patients with severe lung disease. He has been published in more than 60 peer-reviewed journals and has served as both an international and national speaker at symposia. Dr. Hayes is also actively involved in teaching and community service.
Dr. Hayes completed his medical training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, graduating with honors. He completed his combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. He then completed three fellowships at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, with a concentration in advanced lung disease and lung transplantation during his adult pulmonary training. Dr. Hayes also has dual masters degrees in clinical and translational science and medical education.