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Cain Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award



Jeffrey Cain, MD, chief of family medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado, was given the Charles A. Preuss M.D. Distinguished Alumnus Award by Oregon Health & Science University.

The release from Oregon Health & Science University is below.


Named in honor of Charles A. Preuss, M.D. ’29, this award was established in 1983, and honors any School of Medicine alumnus/a who, in professional achievement and service to their communities, reflect the highest ideals of the School of Medicine.

2014 Recipient: Jeffrey Cain, M.D. ’85, FAAFP

Dr. Cain is the past president and board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians and serves as chief of family medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colo.

His work on defining the medical home in Colorado has improved access for the underserved.

He is founder and co-author of the Tar Wars tobacco-free youth education program, reaching over 8.5 million children in 50 U.S. states and 14 countries.

A double amputee, he holds the nation’s first gold medal in slalom adaptive snowboarding and has helped pass prosthetic fairness laws in many states, including Oregon.

“Our stories have the power to heal: whether on a personal level, where sharing our stories better connects us with our patients, or on a larger public level, where the stories of our patients can help us heal our country’s health care system.”  – Dr. Cain