A 'legend' in our midst - peak award for Prof Adam Jaffe

Beloved by his patients and respected by his colleagues, Prof Adam Jaffe is already a legend at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, but now he has the official title, having recently been crowned a ‘Lung Health Legend’ by the Lung Foundation Australia, for his work in supporting children with rare lung disease.

Prof Jaffe says he is truly humbled to receive the inaugural award, which recognises the work of individuals to improve the lives of those impacted by lung disease or lung cancer.

“This award represents the mammoth team effort it has taken to improve the lives of the children and families with lung disease that we look after at our hospital, across the country and internationally,” said Prof Jaffe.

“I’d particularly like to acknowledge the parents of children with Interstitial Lung Disease, with whom I’ve worked. It has been my privilege.

“I’ve always joked with my wife that she’s living with a legend and now it’s official – I am truly humbled.”

Prof Jaffe is a Paediatric Respiratory Consultant at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and the John Beveridge Professor of Paediatrics and Head of School of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of New South Wales. Prof Jaffe specialises in the care of children who have chest problems such as cough, asthma, chest infections and rare lung diseases and has published over 200 research papers on children with lung disease.

An active member of Lung Foundation Australia rare lung disease committees and taskforces, Prof Jaffe works tirelessly to advocate and advance the care and support provided to children and families affected by lung disease.

On behalf of the patients, families and staff of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network - Congratulations Prof Jaffe.

Visit https://lungfoundation.com.au/lung-health-legends/ for more information on Prof Jaffe and his prestigious award.