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Boat Honored with Howland Award from American Pediatric Society

Thomas Boat, MD, Pulmonary Medicine, has been awarded the 2018 John Howland Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pediatric Society. The award honors leaders in academic pediatrics whose significant contributions have advanced the lives of children and the profession of pediatrics through clinical care, scientific discovery, mentorship and service.

Boat graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 1966, where he also recently received a Distinguished Alumni Award. His long career began with years of pulmonary clinical care and cystic fibrosis research that led him to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

He advanced to chair the Department of Pediatrics there. In 1993, he moved to Cincinnati where he became Chair of Pediatrics, Director of the Research Foundation, and Physician-In-Chief as Cincinnati Children’s. He recently resigned from roles as Dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and as chief executive officer of University of Cincinnati Physicians.