Allan S. Jaffe, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Cardiologist

Allan S. Jaffe, M.D., is a consultant and chair of the Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with a joint appointment in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He holds the academic rank of professor of laboratory medicine and pathology and also professor of medicine.

Dr. Jaffe's research interests include a long academic career investigating the use of biomarkers to characterize the pathobiology of acute cardiovascular disease. With investigators at Washington University in St. Louis, he helped develop and was responsible for the validation studies of the first cardiac troponin I assay. His cutting-edge research explores questions surrounding many commonly used cardiac biomarkers.

Dr. Jaffe is a highly esteemed national and international presenter who has co-authored five books and written more than 500 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. His writings particularly focus on the use of both cardiac troponin and natriuretic peptides to characterize patients with both acute and chronic heart failure. Dr. Jaffe has received many awards and honors throughout his career, including the Citation of International Service from the American Heart Association. He is the leading authority on the use of many of these markers in the clinical arena and for that reason serves in many of the national and international groups who make guidelines in this area.

Dr. Jaffe completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland where he also earned his medical degree. He trained at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for house staff, chief residency and fellowship training and was on the faculty there for 22 years, rising to the rank of professor of medicine. He left in 1995 to become chief of cardiology and associate chair of medicine for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York at Syracuse in 1995. In 1999, he was recruited to Mayo Clinic in cardiology and laboratory medicine.

  1. Acute coronary syndrome
  2. Depression
  3. Heart attack
  4. Heart disease
  5. Mental Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition
  1. Brain natriuretic peptide test
  2. Fibrinogen test
  3. Troponin test
  • Troponin
  • Natriuretic peptides
  • Inflammatory biomarkers
  • Markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Depression and heart disease
  1. 1977
    Fellow - Clinical CardiologyBarnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  2. 1976
    Chief Resident - MedicineWashington University School of Medicine
  3. 1976
    Chief Resident - MedicineWashington University
  4. 1975
    Resident - MedicineWashington University School of Medicine
  5. 1974
    Internship - MedicineBarnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  6. 1973
    MDUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
  7. 1968
    Research AssistantDepartment of Experimental Psychophysiology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  8. 1966
    Undergraduate StudiesUniversity of Rochester

Certifications

  1. 1979
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1976
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 1994
    Arthur E. Strauss AwardAmerican Heart Association
  2. 1994
    Alpha Omega Alpha AwardWashington University, St. Louis
  3. 1983
    Citation of International ServiceAmerican Heart Association
  4. 1973
    Milton R. Sacks, Award for Excellence in Medicine and HematologyUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
  5. 1966
    Golden R Award for Excellence in Academics and Extra Curricular ActivitiesUniversity of Rochester

Professional memberships

  1. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  2. 2004 - present
    MemberInternational Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
  3. 1999
    Co-ChairChest Pain Center Section, Bethesda Conference on Emergency Cardiac Care
  4. 1999
    MemberAssociation of University Cardiologists
  5. 1997 - 2001
    MemberExecutive Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
  6. 1995 - 2005
    MemberENRICHD study
  7. 1991 - 1994
    ChairJoint Task Force on the Triage and Early Management of Patients with Chest Discomfort, American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association
  8. 1991 - 1994
    MemberJoint Task Force on the Triage and Early Management of Patients with Chest Discomfort, American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association
  9. 1991 - 1994
    MemberExecutive Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
  10. 1991 - 1994
    MemberManagement of Patients with Chest Discomfort
  11. 1987 - present
    MemberIntensive Care Unit Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
  12. 1985 - 1987
    ChairAdvanced Cardiac Life Support Working Group, American Heart Association
  13. 1985 - 1987
    MemberAdvanced Cardiac Life Support Working Group, American Heart Association
  14. 1985 - 1987
    MemberAdvanced Cardiac Life Support Working Group
  15. 1985 - present
    Review Team MemberAdvanced Cardiac Life Support Committee
  16. 1984 - 1987
    MemberEmergency Cardiac Care Committee, American Heart Association
  17. 1983 - 1990
    Deputy DirectorThrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction
  18. 1983 - 1990
    MemberThrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction
  19. 1983 - 1988
    MemberResearch Committee, Missouri Heart Association
  20. 1982 - 1995
    MemberBoard of Directors, Missouri Heart Association
  21. 1982 - 1987
    Principal InvestigatorMulticenter Investigation for the Limitation of Infarct Size
  22. 1982 - 1987
    MemberMulticenter Investigation for the Limitation of Infarct Size
  23.  
    MemberFaculty Rights Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  24.  
    FellowCouncil on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
  25.  
    Vice ChairCommittee on Intensive Cardiac Care, American Heart Association
  26.  
    Vice ChairCredentials Committee, American Heart Association
  27.  
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  28.  
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  29.  
    Co-ChairENRICHD study
  30.  
    InstructorBasic Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
  31.  
    ChairEmergency Cardiac Care Committee, Missouri Heart Association
  32.  
    Chair25th Annual Beckman Conference - AACC
  33.  
    ChairEmergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Committee, American College of Cardiology
  34.  
    EditorECC Newsletter, American Heart Association
  35.  
    AACC LiaisonIFCC Committee on Standard Markers of Cardiac Damage, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  36.  
    MemberAmerican Federation for Clinical Research
  37.  
    MemberAllied Health Committee
  38.  
    MemberSt. Louis Cardiac Club
  39.  
    MemberNational Faculty, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Working Group, American Heart Association
  40.  
    MemberNIH Working Group on Rapid Identification and Treatment of Heart Attack Victims, National Institutes of Health
  41.  
    MemberBudget Committee, American Heart Association
  42.  
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  43.  
    MemberReview Committee, St. Louis Heart Association
  44.  
    MemberAdvanced Cardiac Life Support Committee, St. Louis Heart Association
  45.  
    MemberMedical School Faculty Rights Committee
  46.  
    MemberAACC Liaison to the Committee on Standard Markers of Cardiac Damage, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
  47.  
    MemberAbbott Laboratories
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