Each year, Robert W. Cannon, President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Group President of BJC HealthCare, has the opportunity to bestow a President’s Award upon a deserving physician, researcher and faculty partner who upholds Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s mission, advances medical knowledge and continuously improves medical practices. Typically, this award recognizes one individual each year.
“This year, we are breaking with tradition and making co-awards to Dr. Chapman and Dr. Crippin,” Cannon says, “recognizing their role in transplant and their wonderful partnership with the Foundation.”
William Chapman, MD, is the Chief of the Section of Transplant Surgery, Division Chief of General Surgery and the Eugene M. Bricker Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. His areas of specialty include liver surgery, transplantation surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, pediatric liver transplantation and liver diseases.
Jeffrey Crippin, MD, is the Marilyn E. Bornefeld Chair in Gastrointestinal Research and Treatment, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Associate Chairman for Clinical Programs in the Division of Gastroenterology. His areas of specialty include new treatments for chronic viral hepatitis, treatment and prevention of recurrent disease following liver transplantation and assessment of liver function.
“Will Chapman’s leadership in transplantation has led to outstanding success in our Transplant Center,” says Timothy Eberlein, MD, Bixby Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery. “With this shared President’s Award from the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Chapman and Crippin will continue to lead advancements in liver transplantation.”