Office of Institutional Advancement

Elliot J. Rayfield, MD ’67, Scholarship Fund

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Elliot J. Rayfield, MD '67, receives the 2014 Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting.

Elliot J. Rayfield, MD ’67, recently endowed a scholarship to Jefferson in his name. The Elliot J. Rayfield, MD ’67 Scholarship fund will support Sidney Kimmel Medical College students with financial need.

Dr. Rayfield practices endocrinology in New York City and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bone Diseases) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. After receiving his medical degree from Jefferson, Dr. Rayfield completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Hospitals and a fellowship in endocrinology at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

His expertise in type 1 and 2 diabetes has earned him accolades and awards from the American Diabetes Association, National Institutes of Health and recently the Endocrine Society. On June 21, Dr. Rayfield received the 2014 Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award. In a moving ceremony during the Society’s annual meeting, Teresa Woodruff, PhD, presented the award to Dr. Rayfield to recognize his distinguished service in the field of endocrinology.

During the past decade, Dr. Rayfield has been the driving force in establishing the Society’s Clark T. Sawin Memorial Library and Resource Center, which preserves historical endocrine literature. In accepting the award Dr. Rayfield spoke on the strong influence the Endocrine Society had on his career and on the importance of the Clark Sawin library.

Dr. Rayfield’s generous gift will benefit SKMC students in perpetuity.