Joseph Kay, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Anschutz Medical Campus, has been awarded the 2010-2011 Chase Faculty Community Service Award by CU President Bruce D. Benson. The honor comes with $10,000.
In support of the nomination, colleagues noted Kay's "tireless support of the medically underserved." He is credited as the driving force in establishing the Indigent Cardiology Clinic. He also recruited cardiologists for the Metro Community Provider Network.
"For Dr. Kay to spend much of his limited spare time to do the work that secured the indigent clinic signifies a deeply noble act," one nominator wrote. "He has continued to spend personal time both seeing patients in the clinic and improving on the already-high quality of care it renders. For example, he recently secured the donation of a cardiac ultrasound machine worth scores of thousands of dollars that is used exclusively by the clinic."
Kay has dual appointments in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital.