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Since 2003, the IMF has honored an outstanding physician each year with the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, named for its first recipient, is presented to an individual whose body of work in the field of multiple myeloma has made significant advances in research, treatment, and care of myeloma patients.

Our honorees’ work reflects the words of Dr. William Mayo, founder of Mayo Clinic, who challenged the nature of patient care nearly a century ago when he said “The needs of the patient are the only needs to be considered.”

2019 Awardee:

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Meletios A. Dimopoulos, MD

Dr. Meletios A. Dimopoulos, is Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Chairman of the Department of Clinical Therapeutics and Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Dimopoulos has authored more than 1,000 publications in peer-reviewed journals, with more than 47,000 citations and an h-index of 102 (ISI). He is a member of the IMF Scientific Advisory Board.

“I would like to thank the members of the IMWG committee who have considered me worthy of this important award,” said Dr. Dimopoulos. “To receive an award with the name of Robert Kyle—the pioneer of myeloma research and treatment—is a recognition that I will cherish throughout my life. It gives me the strength to continue the fight and the vision towards a myeloma cure."

 

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