Five MGHers received an Excellence in Action Award from Peter Slavin, MD, MGH president. Recipients include Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD, MSc, medical director of the Neurogastroenterology Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Eric Grabowski, MD, SCD, director of the MGH Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center; Vamsi Mootha, MD, director of the Mootha Lab in the Department of Molecular Biology; Katherine Sims, MD,pediatric neurologist; and Jolan Walter, MD, PhD, director of the Pediatric Immunodeficiency Program. They were presented with the award July 30 for successfully treating a child with a complex case of mitochondrial disease. Parents of the 12-year-old child were so pleased with their child’s care that they wrote to Slavin to share their positive experience, calling the MGH specialists the “best team of doctors in the world.”.
Vamsi Mootha is Professor of systems of biology and medicine, at the MGH Department of Molecular Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.