Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) celebrates its hard-working, highly skilled, dedicated members through its annual achievement awards. This year they are honoring 10 exemplary physicians.
Dr. Michael Vincer
Distinguished Service Award is awarded to Dr. Vincer, a Neonatologist, in honour of his outstanding contributions to the care of infants in the Maritimes. He practiced neonatology in Halifax for 37 years. He was medical director of the Perinatal Follow-up Program that provides care to premature and high-risk infants for more than three decades. This program was expanded into a provincial program for infants in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He also designed a provincial database to evaluate infant outcomes and was part of a Canadian group that designed a national database for pre-term infants.The Distinguished Service Award is given to a physician who has made an outstanding contribution to the medical profession and to the people of Nova Scotia resulting in raising the standards of medical practice, or an outstanding contribution to the art and science of medicine. The Distinguished Service Award shall represent the highest award that lies within the power of the association to bestow upon a person who is a member of the medical profession.
Dr. Karthik Tennankore
Dr. Tennankore, a Nephrologist who has practiced for nine years as both a clinician and clinical researcher, received The Dr. William Grigor Award for his dedication to advancing research and clinical care for Nova Scotians with kidney disease. He received national funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for a multicentre study evaluating frailty among waitlisted kidney transplant candidates. He is also appointed as the QEII Foundation Endowed Chair in Transplantation Research. This award is given to a physician under the age of 50 who has made an outstanding contribution benefiting the health of Nova Scotians.
Dr. Brian Moses
Because of his excellence in general internal medicine and his dedication to teaching medical learners in rural Nova Scotia, Dr. Moses is being honoured with the Community Specialist of the Year. This award is bestowed upon a rural/non-Halifax based specialist who has made an outstanding contribution to the health of individuals, to various community groups and/or to non-profit organizations in rural communities of Nova Scotia. He is the chief of internal medicine for the Western Zone and an assistant professor at Dalhousie University and site lead for the Yarmouth site of the Dalhousie general internal medicine fellowship program. He provides internal medicine services, covers for other departments and champions the medical community to potential physician recruits. Dr. Moses has been providing care at his clinic in Yarmouth and at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, where he offers specialized clinics for the community since 2008.
Dr. Marlene Fuhrmann
Dr. Fuhrmann is the recipient of this year’s Community Family Physician of the Year Award in recognition of her contributions as a family physician and her leadership providing obstetrical care in rural communities. This award is bestowed upon a rural/non-Halifax based family physician who has made an outstanding contribution to the health of individuals, to various community groups and/or to non-profit organizations in rural communities of Nova Scotia. Dr. Fuhrmann provides family medicine and comprehensive obstetrical care for people in northern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. She established the family practice prenatal clinic at the hospital. She accomplished this despite being the lone family physician providing obstetrics in Antigonish.
Dr. Hayam Hamodat
The Outstanding Resident Award is bestowed upon a resident who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, commitment, and dedication within and/or outside the medical community, including but not limited to research, patient care and/or medical education. This award was honoured to Dr. Hamodat for her dedication to patient care, advocacy and medical education. She is a PGY2 trainee and clinician in the Dalhousie Internal Medicine Postgraduate Program who has helped improve care for newcomers and vulnerable Nova Scotians. She has raised awareness of the racism she experienced on the job from patients, sparking a wider discussion of the system changes needed to better support health-care staff and trainees.
More awardees at https://www.yourdoctors.ca/blog/health-care/2022-winners
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