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Barry L. Zaret, M.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2004 - Summer

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Barry L. Zaret, M.D., the Robert Berliner Professor of Medicine, chief of the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and professor of diagnostic radiology, received a 2004 Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May for his outstanding contributions to American medicine. The medal was created in 1986 “to honor the many ancestral groups who through struggle, sacrifice and success helped build this great nation.” Presidents, senators, congressional leaders and Nobel Prize winners are among those to receive the medals. Zaret’s family is from Belorussia, an area also known as White Russia that was once part of the Russian Empire.