Many Distinguished Clinician honorees from BWH Neurology, with Department Chair Martin Samuels (sixth from right)

Many Distinguished Clinician honorees from BWH Neurology, with Department Chair Martin Samuels (sixth from right)

Last month, BWH held its inaugural Distinguished Clinician Recognition Ceremony, honoring 45 esteemed clinicians from across the hospital. The Distinguished Clinician title is bestowed on a select group of the hospital’s most accomplished physicians who carry forward the Brigham’s rich tradition of outstanding patient care.

“You give generously of your time and your spirit, and you invest in the physical, social and emotional well-being of our patients,” said BWHC President Betsy Nabel, MD. “Your accomplishments reflect what we consider to be truly at the heart of medicine: clinical excellence in concert with humanity, caring and concern.”

The inaugural recipients were selected based on their local, regional or national recognition as an outstanding clinician; an established reputation as a “physician’s physician,” the kind of clinician a colleague would choose for his or her family; and their exceptional contributions in education, scholarship, administration or community service.

After remarks by Chief Medical Officer Stanley Ashley, MD, and Nabel, the awards were presented to recipients by Robert Barbieri, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Medicine, and Martin Samuels, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology.

Here are the 2016 Distinguished Clinician awardees:

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Hugh L. Flanagan, Jr., MD

Department of Dermatology                                   

Mitchell H. Rubenstein, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Joshua M. Kosowsky, MD                                                          

Department of Medicine                                                           

Dale Adler, MD

Peter Banks, MD

Carolyn B. Becker, MD

Christopher H. Fanta, MD

Norton Greenberger, MD

James Kirshenbaum, MD

James H. Maguire, MD

Stuart Mushlin, MD

Patrick T. O’Gara, MD

Paul E. Sax, MD

Julian L. Seifter, MD

Marshall A. Wolf, MD

Beverly Woo, MD

Department of Neurology                                                                        

Anthony Amato, MD

Don C. Bienfang, MD

Tanuja Chitnis, MD

Kirk Daffner, MD

Barbara A. Dworetzky, MD

Steven K. Feske, MD

Galen V. Henderson, MD

Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH

David Pilgrim, MD

Allan H. Ropper, MD

Lewis Sudarsky, MD

Thomas Walshe, MD

Patrick Wen, MD

Department of Neurosurgery 

Ossama Al-Mefty, MD

Edward R. Laws, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ross S. Berkowitz, MD

Raymond J. Reilly, MD

Department of Orthopaedics

Scott D. Martin, MD

John Wright, MD

Department of Pathology                                                                                          

Christopher Fletcher, Dm, MD, FRCPATH

Geraldine S. Pinkus, MD

Helmut G. Rennke, MD

Department of Psychiatry

John A. Fromson, MD

David Gitlin, MD

Department of Radiation Oncology

Anthony D’Amico, MD

Harvey J. Mamon, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery

Sary F. Aranki, MD

David C. Brooks, MD

Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine

Linda J. Van Marter, MD, MPH