American Society of Hematology

Ernst R. Jaffé (1925 - 2008)

With the death of Dr. Ernst Jaffé on February 16, 2008, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) lost a visionary founder and a gifted leader of hematology. Present at their creation, he provided wise and devoted leadership to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ASH, andBlood.

In 1974, Dr. Jaffé succeeded Dr. William Dameshek as Editor-in-Chief of Blood. Two years later, this premier hematology publication became the official journal of ASH. Concluding his service as editor in 1978, Dr. Jaffé became a leader of the ASH educational program for many years, and in 1983 was elected president of ASH. Subsequently, he developed support for post-doctoral research training and research grants from the Henry and Lillian Stratton Foundation. Read more


Read Dr. Jaffé's full obituary in the May/June 2008 issue of The Hematologist.

Authored Blood Articles

Dr. Jaffé has published several articles in the Society's journal Blood.

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