Physician Volunteer Award
Jan W. Madison, MD, is the 2018 recipient of the ACMS Physician Volunteer Award. The award recognizes physicians for the donation of their time or talents for charitable, clinical, educational or community service activities, domestically or internationally, as a volunteer.
Dr. Madison is being recognized for her selfless community involvement, most notably through her volunteer leadership within the Gateway Medical Society, which is a local component of the National Medical Association (NMA). Gateway Medical Society was established in Pittsburgh in 1963 and is dedicated to addressing social and ethnic disparities in the delivery of healthcare, to promote effective health education, and to develop a more cohesive and effective community of professionals.
Most noteworthy is Dr. Madison’s involvement in the innovative “Journey to Medicine” mentorship program, in which physicians introduce African-American males to the rewards and challenges of a potential career in medicine. Aside from showing students the profession from the inside out, mentors encourage them to achieve academically, coordinate coaching in math and science, and nurture relevant life skills. Beginning the program in 2010, Dr. Madison and her colleagues, Drs. Anita Edwards and William Simmons, continue to mentor between 80 and 100 males every year.
Dr. Madison earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1985. She fulfilled her internal medicine internship and residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. A pulmonary and critical care fellowship followed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Madison joined Pittsburgh Pulmonary Associates in 1992 and is medical director of Allegheny Health Network Jefferson Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department.
Dr. Madison resides in Wilkins Township with her husband, Bobby Simmons. They have two adult children, DeMarcus and Devin.