GHESKIO founder and the Howard and Carol Holtzmann Professor in Clinical Medicine, Dr. Jean Pape has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious academies of its kind in the nation, recognizes accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy, and research. Dr. Pape was among 261 newly elected members announced on April 28, 2022.
A pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Pape established GHESKIO, or the Haitian Study Group on Opportunistic Infection and Kaposi’s Sarcoma, which is believed to be the world’s oldest clinic dedicated to treating, studying and preventing the virus. In addition to HIV/AIDS care, GHESKIO also provides primary and prenatal care, as well as treatment for tuberculosis and cholera, free of charge. The clinic also has a robust research enterprise that has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The WDOM congratulates Dr. Jean Pape on this prestigious honor in recognition of his stellar accomplishments and long-standing career in medicine.