Campus & Community

HMS professor receives first Thomas H. Lee M.D. Award

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Michael Aaron Lambert, assistant professor of medicine in Harvard Medical School, received the inaugural Thomas H. Lee M.D. Award for Excellence in Primary Care on April 3. Lambert is the medical director of Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center in Boston.

The annual $10,000 award is part of a significant contribution to primary care made by Herbert Wiley Vaughan, a real estate attorney in Boston, that also includes a visiting professorship in primary care. This new award recognizes physicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) who provide exceptional service and compassionate care to their patients. Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center is a community health center of BWH.

The award is named in honor of Harvard Medical School Professor Lee, who is also network president of Partners HealthCare and CEO of Partners Community HealthCare, for his exemplary commitment to primary care.