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Howard Hiatt, MD, and Heidi Behforouz, MD, during the Hippocrates Society award presentation.
Heidi Behforouz, MD, was honored in November with the 2009 Humanitarian Award, the highest honor bestowed by BWH’s Hippocrates Society, which is comprised of BWH physicians and scientists who make philanthropic gifts to the hospital.
Behforouz is the director and founder of the Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) project, a community-based health care initiative serving HIV/AIDS clients.
Over the past 12 years, this program has pioneered an innovative and successful approach to reach Boston’s sickest and most isolated AIDS patients and restore them to health. Recently, public health officials from Miami and New York City have turned to Behforouz to help them establish similar programs there.
Behforouz completed her residency in Internal Medicine at BWH in 1997, a one-year fellowship in Women’s Health at BWH in 1998, and participated in the Clinical Effectiveness Program at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002.
The Hippocrates Society, established in 2002, is a giving society for physicians who make significant philanthropic gifts to BWH and Faulkner Hospital.