Dr. Jane Deforges

After a prolonged illness, Jane Desforges, MD passed away on September 7th.

Dr. Desforges spent much of her career at Tufts Medical School and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Deforges was one of five women to graduate from TUSM in 1945 and during her 60-year career was considered one of the nation’s leading academic hematologists. For over 30 years she was the associate editor of New England Journal of Medicine and received the TUSM’s Outstanding Teacher Award for thirteen consecutive years. Dr. Jane Desforges was an icon of American medicine and will be greatly missed. Her funeral will be held this coming Saturday.

Read more about Dr. Desforges on the Nation Library of Medicine’s Changing Face of Medicine Exhibition.

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