Mathew awarded Jeffries Professorship

Dr. Abraham Mathew, professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Penn State College of Medicine, was recently awarded the Graham H. Jeffries Professorship of Medicine.

Mathew was awarded a master of science in Health Evaluation Sciences in 2003 after completing his gastroenterology fellowship at the Medical Center. He also served as medical director of endoscopy services from 2005 to 2011. Mathew is an internationally recognized expert in diagnostic, therapeutic and experimental endoscopy. This past year, he performed the first per-oral esophageal myotomy in the state of Pennsylvania for treatment of achalasia, a failure of the muscle at some point along the gastrointestinal tract.

Jeffries, professor emeritus of medicine, was the first chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the College of Medicine from 1969 to 1986. He was also chief of the Division of Gastroenterology from 1969 to 1982. The Graham H. Jeffries Professorship of Medicine is awarded to an outstanding University faculty member to provide resources necessary to further his or her teaching, research and public service.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015