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Excellence in Service and Professionalism

2017 Winners Announced

The Excellence in Service and Professionalism award is presented to the physician who actively promotes a culture that embraces, expects and rewards the delivery of patient- and family-centered care.

James Harris Jr., M.D.

Howard County General Hospital: James Harris Jr., M.D., assistant professor of surgery

A gifted and compassionate surgeon, Dr. Harris provides incredible care on all levels for countless patients, and the intensivists hold him in the highest esteem. Beloved for his kindness, he epitomizes how we should all behave as clinicians and as people.


Stacey Stone, M.D.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Stacey Stone, M.D., neonatologist

An astute physician who has contributed immensely to care of newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Dr. Stone has become a “go-to person” to address issues related to these complex neonates, gaining the trust of members of the intensive care unit teams.


Amy Knight, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Amy Knight, M.D., chief medical information officer and assistant professor of medicine

As chief medical information officer, Dr. Knight has worked tirelessly to implement Epic, a major undertaking with far-reaching impact. That this was accomplished smoothly is in great part due to her leadership.


Virginia Colliver, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Virginia Colliver, M.D., cardiologist

Dr. Colliver is an outstanding cardiologist who delivers great care to her patients and leadership for the Bethesda office and makes it look effortless. A wonderful role model and mentor, she earns consistently high CG-CAHPS scores as well as her colleagues’ respect.


Bimal Ashar, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Bimal Ashar, M.D., clinical director, Division of General Internal Medicine, and associate professor of medicine

A true “doctor's doctor,” Dr. Ashar conducts himself in a truly Oslerian manner, treating every patient as a whole person. Always thorough in his evaluations, he is an excellent diagnostician with a caring attitude and he remains unflappable in all situations.


Dhiraj Jagasia, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Dhiraj Jagasia, M.D., anesthesiologist

Dr. Jagasia led the development of a “Pain Passport,” which walks patients through non-narcotic pain control options. Due in part to his great work in engaging patients in managing pain, Sibley Memorial Hospital’s HCAHPS scores in the pain domain are at the 92nd percentile.


Dominique Foulkes, M.D.

Suburban Hospital: Dominique Foulkes, M.D., pediatric hospitalist

Dr. Foulkes’ delivery of patient-centered care and her integrity, competence, compassion, accountability and humility make her a true role model at Suburban Hospital.

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