Banner – University Medicine, DOM physicians win accolades as ‘Health and Medical Leaders’

From left, Cardiology's Drs. Karl Kern and Peter Ott, Chief Nursing Officer Cathy Townsend, RN, accepting on behalf of Banner - UMC Tucson and South, and Dermatology's Dr. Gerald Goldberg.

Several physicians within the Department of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson were among those recognized Sept. 28 at a gala at the Casino del Sol honoring Southern Arizona Influential Health and Medical Leaders.

Hosted by Tucson Local Media, the event named Banner – University Medicine, the primary clinical partner of the University of Arizona Health Sciences colleges, the winner of this year’s Outstanding Large Healthcare Organization.

Individual awards went to:

  • Karl Kern, MD, professor, Division of Cardiology — Lifetime Achievement in Health Care Award
  • Andrew Kraft, MD, professor, Division of Hematology & Oncology, and UA Cancer Center director — Achievement in Medical Research Award
  • Peter Ott, MD, associate professor, Division of Cardiology — Outstanding Heart Care Award
  • Marvin J. Slepian, MD (at right), professor, Division of Cardiology, associate department head, Biomedical Engineering, and director, Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation — Achievement in Medical Devices Award 

In addition:

  • Gerald N. Goldberg, MD, an affiliated clinical professor in the UA Division of Dermatology, and his private practice Pima Dermatology, were given the Outstanding Dermatology/Skin Care Award, and
  • The Stephen M. Gootter Foundation, which works closely with the UA Sarver Heart Center, won the Achievement in Wellness Programs – Individual or Organization Award.

Tucson Local Media includes the Northwest Explorer, Foothills and Marana News, Desert Times and Inside Tucson Business. Inside Tucson Business ran an article in its Oct. 13 issue on the gala that includes a photo gallery of the winners. Cathy Townsend, RN, chief nursing officer, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South, accepted awards on behalf of Banner and Dr. Kraft.

The original article for the above appeared in the Sept. 29 BUMG Wildcat Connection e-newsletter. Click here to see an archive of those newsletters.

Release Date: 
10/19/2016 - 1:45pm