Dr. Steven Sahn Wins Alfred Soffer Award
Dr. Steven Sahn was recently awarded the Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence. This award was established in 1993 to honor Dr Soffer for his many years of service as Editor of Chest. Dr. John Heffner, formerly of MUSC and Dr. Sahn received the initial award in 1993 and again in 2008. They are the only double winners of the award. Drs. Sahn and Heffner have have served as the only editors of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Pearls Department since its inception in 1992and have reviewed over 450 submissions to Chest.
Chest is a journal of world-wide distribution with a high impact factor.It is read by specialists in Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Thoracic Surgery. The Pearls Section invites cases of known diseases that present with atypical or previously unreported manifestations. These reports conclude with 3 to 5 Pearls that highlight the important clinical take -home messages for the clinician.