Since 2003, the IMF has honored an outstanding physician each year with the Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, named for its first recipient, is presented to an individual whose body of work in the field of multiple myeloma has made significant advances in research, treatment, and care of myeloma patients.

Our honorees’ work reflects the words of Dr. William Mayo, founder of Mayo Clinic, who challenged the nature of patient care nearly a century ago when he said “The needs of the patient are the only needs to be considered.”

2021 Awardee:

Dr. Nikhil Munshi
Nikhil Munshi, MD

Dr. Nikhil Munshi is the Kraft Family Chair and Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and the Director of Basic and Correlative Science, and Associate Director of the Jerome Lipper Myeloma Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He is an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

“It is an incredible honor to receive this award named after the pioneer in myeloma and leader of clinical studies, Dr. Robert Kyle,” said Dr. Munshi. “It recognizes the contributions of many—most importantly the patients. With their help and motivation, I think a cure is on the horizon.”


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