Clinician of the Month - December 2021
Victor Sierpina, MD
Medical Director, Island West Clinic
Professor, Family Medicine
Director, Medical Student Education, and Faculty Development
Dr. Sierpina has a relentless commitment to people, patients, and UTMB. He is an extraordinary leader, a kind and caring physician, and is highly regarded by his peers, patients, and staff. His patient centric approach to quality health care, passion and commitment to student education, and mentorship is unparalleled. Dr. Sierpina is very deserving of this award and has made exceptional contributions to UTMB.
Congratulations, Dr. Sierpina!
Clinician of the Month - November 2021
Amr Abouleish, MD, MBA
Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Dr. Abouleish is an exceptional leader and expert in the field of pediatric anesthesiology. He is well respected and admired by his peers, and highly regarded by staff and fellows, and residents. His clinical expertise, unwavering passion for quality in patient care, and exemplary leadership has positively impacted and influenced many in the industry. Dr. Abouleish embodies this award, and is recognized for his outstanding service, commitment, and professionalism.
Congratulations, Dr. Abouleish!
Clinician of the Month - October 2021
Laith Alzweri, MD, MRCS, FECSM
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
Director, Men's Health and Reconstruction
Associate Director, Residency Program
Dr. Alzweri is a well respected clinician-educator and leader. He has clinical expertise in most aspects of urology, and has a relentless commitment to people, patients, and UTMB. Dr. Alzweri is a thought leader in his field, and holds various leadership positions in a variety of organizations. He has recently taken on additional leadership roles during the pandemic centered on improving the care of UTMB patients. He exemplifies this award and is the future of UTMB.
Congratulations, Dr. Alzweri!
Clinician of the Month - September 2021
Premal Patel, MD, MSc, FACP
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
CHAIR, JOHN P. MCGOVERN ACADEMY OF OSLERIAN MEDICINE
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION
Dr. Patel promotes a patient-centered environment of care that is mindful of cultural humility. She is a very respected clinician-educator and is accredited through the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV specialist. Her clinical work is highly
regarded and has been acknowledged by her appointment as a scholar in the John P McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. Dr. Patel is very active in medical education and has taken many key leadership roles in advancing the educational platform for
all learners both locally and throughout the community. She is the Associate Director of the Center for Global Health Education, co-coordinator of the Global Health Interprofessional Core Course, holds leadership in SCOPE and TEAM, and co-created
the SOM course for MSI called META.
Congratulations, Dr. Patel!