John R. Perfect, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, was one of three School of Medicine faculty awarded an endowed professorship by Duke University last week.
Dr. Perfect now is a James B. Duke Professor of Medicine. The professorships recognize the recipients' outstanding achievements in health care, research and medical education.
"Dr. Perfect is a passionate researcher, tireless mentor and an outstanding clinician. His work has focused on translating basic investigations in mycology into the improved care of patients. To this end, he has built powerful collaborations to advance the science and has engaged and mentored students, residents and fellows. His commitment to excellence in research, medical education and patient care has made him an exceptional leader," said Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine.