Clinicians Receive 2018 UW Health Patient and Family Experience Provider Champion Awards

Every year, UW Health recognizes the physicians, advanced practice providers, and clinic teams who demonstrate the highest levels of patient experience excellence in an ambulatory setting as recognized by their patients through patient survey data.

Outstanding frontline staff are also honored with patient experience awards, following a nomination and evaluation process.

Starting in 2018, based on provider/staff feedback, winners were presented with their awards at their local (departmental) levels. Faculty awardees, based on 2017 patient survey data, were recognized at division meetings and the Department of Medicine Faculty Dinner on October 3, 2018.

Current and former faculty members who received 2018 UW Health Patient and Family Experience Provider Champion Awards are listed below, along with their division affiliation:

  • Joan Addington-White, MD - formerly with General Internal Medicine
  • Christie Bartels, MD - Rheumatology
  • Mark Benson, MD - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • David Ciske, MD - General Internal Medicine
  • Dustin Deming, MD - Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Diane Elson, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Greg Gauthier, MD - Infectious Disease
  • Lisa Grant, DO - General Internal Medicine
  • Emily Guerard, MD - formerly with Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Juanita Halls, MD - General Internal Medicine
  • Mohamed Hamdan, MD, MBA - Cardiovascular Medicine
  • David Hei, MD - Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Lisa Kaufman, MD - General Internal Medicine
  • Annie Kelly, MD - Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Kelly Lavin, MD - General Internal Medicine
  • John McCartney, MD - Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Mark Moss, MD - Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Richard Page, MD - formerly with Administration/Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Thomas Puchner, MD - Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Pamela Ryan, MD - General Internal Medicine
  • Miriam Shelef, MD, PhD - Rheumatology
  • Jeremy Smith, MD - General Internal Medicine
  • Amy Stella, MD - Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Anne Traynor, MD - Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Elizabeth Trowbridge, MD - General Internal Medicine