Dr. Timothy Bigby, professor of medicine and interim chief of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, has received the Department of Medicine’s Leadership & Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems award for 2011-2012.
Each year, the award recognizes the clinical program leader whose efforts have achieved particular excellence in service of the patient care mission in internal medicine and its subspecialties.
“Physician leaders in the Department of Medicine are contributing in extremely significant ways. Dr. Bigby’s recognition speaks to the magnitude of his accomplishments above and beyond the already high standards,” said Dr. Daniel Bouland, clinical professor of medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Medicine.
Pictured above: Leadership & Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems Award recipient Timothy Bigby, MD, with Daniel Bouland, MD, at left and Francis Gabbai, MD, at right. Dr. Gabbai is Chief of the Medicine Service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and Professor and Vice Chair for VA Affairs in the Department of Medicine.
A highlight of Medicine’s end-of-year clinical services meeting was a panel discussion with three UC San Diego Health System internal medicine physicians whose clinical programs deliver five-star service.
- Ehtisham “Shami” Mahmud, MD, FACC, professor and chief of the Division of Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine and co-director of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.
- Barbara A. Parker, MD, professor of clinical medicine, who is Associate Director for Clinical Affairs and Medical Director of Oncology Services at Moores Cancer Center.
- William Sandborn, MD, professor of clinical medicine and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology.