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Physician of the Year
2016 Winners Announced
This honor is awarded to the physician who consistently achieves high standards in the practice of medicine and is looked upon as a role model by his or her peers.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Juan Dumois, M.D., clinical practice director for pediatric infectious disease and chair of the Division of Infectious Disease
Outstanding both in his clinical work and in his teaching, Dr. Dumois dispenses considered advice on patient care and has deep expertise in infectious disease.
Howard County General Hospital: Mary Pieprzak, M.D., nephrologist
A highly engaged president of Howard County General Hospital’s professional staff, Dr. Pieprzak demonstrates a profound commitment to patient care and quality improvement.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Rafael Llinas, M.D., director of neurology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and associate professor of neurology
Dr. Llinas’ generosity, sense of humor, clinical knowledge and energy are renowned, and his teaching ability is legendary. A scientist, leader, clinician and teacher, he is swift to put ideas into action for the benefit of patients.
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Harry Bigham Jr., M.D., cardiologist, Heart Care - Bethesda
Dr. Bigham’s clinical reputation is stellar, and his patient satisfaction scores are consistently among the highest for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. He is an effective leader who managed the integration of a cardiology practice he founded into Johns Hopkins Medicine.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Jonathan Efron, M.D., chief of Ravitch Service and professor of surgery
A distinguished surgeon who is highly regarded in his field, Dr. Efron is a superb clinician, researcher and mentor. His expertise draws very complex cases, while his kind and humble personality makes patients and families feel that they are in the best hands. He is always willing to help others when needed.
Sibley Memorial Hospital: Peter Petrucci, M.D., general surgeon
Renowned for his skills in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Petrucci has been a clinician and leader at Sibley Memorial Hospital for decades. His clinical abilities, patient care and mentorship of young surgeons are exemplary.
Suburban Hospital: Diane Colgan, M.D., cosmetic surgeon
Dr. Colgan is a leader and innovator whose physician communication course has dramatically improved physician communication scores. Her tireless efforts on behalf of patients and families are matched by her vision and dedication.
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