Degree: M.D., New York University, 1964
Residency: Barnes Hospital - Washington University Medical Center
Dr. Jaffe received his medical degree from New York University in 1964, followed by residency training at Barnes Hospital Washington University Medical Center. He served in the United States Air Force Medical Corps from 1972 through 974, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. Dr. Jaffe served on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor (1971), Associate Professor (1975) and Professor of Surgery (1977). In 1979 he became Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, as well as Chief of Surgery at Kings County and State University Hospitals.
He was recruited to Tulane University School of Medicine in 1992 as Professor of Surgery. Dr. Jaffe has been president of a number of societies, including the Association for Academic Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He has served on an NIH study section (including as chairman) and a VA merit review committee. Dr. Jaffe was a Director and Senior Director of the American Board of Surgery, Editor in Chief of surgical rounds and a member of several editorial boards, and recipient of numerous teaching and scientific awards.
Dr. Jaffe’s research interests include gastrointestinal hormones, small bowel transplantation and cellular control mechanisms. Clinically, his interests were in the areas of gastrointestinal surgery, endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, intestinal transplantation and complex reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jaffe retired in July 2006 and remains active in teaching and editorial responsibilities.
American Board of Surgery, 1972, re-certified 1988
- Gastrointestinal Hormones
- Control Mechanisms
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Endocrine Surgery
- Surgical Oncology
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