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2019 Staff Physician of the Month (Archives)

Staff Physician - September- 2019

Bassan J. Allan, M.D. 

General Surgeon

The Staff and administration of Lee Health are pleased to announce Bassan Allan, M.D.  as September Physician of the Month.  We saluted Dr. Allan for exemplifying the qualities of an excellent physician and we are pleased to have had Dr. Allan as a respected member of our medical staff since August 2018.

Background and Training

  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery and Surgical Oncology
  • Fellowship: UPMC Shadyside Hospital   
  • Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital 
  • Medical School: Tufts University

Nominee Comments

Dr. Allan was nominated by employees and physicians who describe him as:

  • He takes time to listen to his patients.          
  • He is kind, compassionate, empathetic, friendly, and approachable. 
  • He has an abundance of knowledge and creates a warm and profrssional environment in which to work. 

CONGRATULATIONS!  THANK YOU FOR GOING “ABOVE AND BEYOND” WHAT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED.

Staff Physician - August- 2019

William M. Gardella, M.D.

Hospitalist    

The Staff and administration of Lee Health are pleased to announce William M. Gardella, M.D. as August Physician of the Month.  We saluted Dr. Gardella for exemplifying the qualities of an excellent physician and we are pleased to have had Dr. Gardella as a respected member of our medical staff since March 2017.

Background and Training

  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine 
  • Residency: Scottsdale Healthcare - Osborn
  • Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine                                                                                                    

Nominee Comments

  • Dr. Gardella was nominated by employees and physicians who describe him as:
  • He is very gentle and compassionate to his patiens and families.        
  • He is very approachable, friendly and professional.
  • He is always supportive of the nursing staff and he is extremely responsive when paged.  
  • Dr. Gardella is a team player who supports his colleagues and provides exceptional patient care.

CONGRATULATIONS!  THANK YOU FOR GOING “ABOVE AND BEYOND” WHAT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED.


Staff Physician  - June- 2019

Khalid Alam, M.D. 

Gastroenterology

The Staff and administration of Lee Health are pleased to announce Khalid Alam, M.D. as June Physician of the Month. We saluted Dr. Alam exemplifying the qualities of an excellent physician and we are pleased to have had Dr. Alam as a respected member of our medical staff since April, 2017.

Background and Training

  • Board Certification: American Board of Gastroenterology
  • Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital - Gastroenterology                                                         
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital  -Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Bolan Medical College                                                                                                        

Nominee Comments

  • Dr. Alam was nominated by employees and physicians who describe him as:
  • Very professional and takes time to teach and educate staff and patients.        
  • Always says good morning, always smiling and he is an excellent GI physician.
  • He is a very kind person and shows so much compassion to his patients and their families.  
  • He is kind with patients and family members and always answers their questions.      

CONGRATULATIONS!  THANK YOU FOR GOING “ABOVE AND BEYOND” WHAT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED.


Staff Physician - May 2019

Leopoldo Duluc-Vega, M.D.

Hospitalist - Internal Medicine   
 

The Staff and administration of Lee Health are pleased to announce Leopoldo Duluc-Vega, M.D.  as May Physician of the Month. We saluted Dr. Duluc-Vega for exemplifying the qualities of an excellent physician and we are pleased to have had Dr. Duluc-Vega as a respected member of our medical staff since August, 2015.

Background and Training

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship: Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center-Hospice & Palliative Care                                 
  • Residency: Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center-Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra                                                                                          

Nominee Comments

  • Dr. Duluc-Vega was nominated by employees and physicians who describe him as:
  • Friendly, personable and caring.  He goes the extra mile for his patients.      
  • Shows compassion to all patients.  
  • He goes above and beyond for his patients and staff.   He treats all staff with such respect and always has a smile on his face.
  • Dr. Duluc-Vega is attentive and respectful, supportive of his patients' care, wants and needs.
  • He is the best patient advocate and always puts the patients needs first.    
  • The best doc ever!   

CONGRATULATIONS!  THANK YOU FOR GOING “ABOVE AND BEYOND” WHAT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED.


Staff Physician - April 2019

Bryant L. Vuong,  M.D.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation   

The Staff and administration of Lee Health are pleased to announce Bryant Vuong, M.D.  as April Physician of the Month. We saluted Dr. Vuong for exemplifying the qualities of an excellent physician and we are pleased to have had Dr. Vuong as a respected member of our medical staff since September, 2016.

Background and Training

  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Fellowship: John Dempsey Hospital 
  • Residency: Tufts New England Medical Center                                                 
  • Medical School: Nova SE University-Davie                                                 

Nominee Comments

Dr. Vuong was nominated by employees and physicians who describe him as:

  • An outstanding physician.  He is dedicated to his work, staff and patients.  He is always open to feedback and opportunities for improvement.  He advocates for his patients and seeks the best outcomes.    
  • He is very caring and attentive and always ensures his patients receive the best care and treatment. 
  • He goes above and beyond to serve our patients and he truly connects with them.  
  • Dr. Vuong is professional, understanding and compassionate with patients and families.
  • He has a wonderful bedside manner.  I am proud to work with such a phenomenal physician.   
  • His strong work ethic and excellent patient care has created a buzz that is exhilarating among staff.  Dr. Vuong's collegial approach with communicating with other physicians has brought the Rehab Hospital recognition.  
  • He treats staff members with respect and has built strong bonds, trust and friendships.  
  • He truly makes every day worth coming to work and he motivates every one he comes in contact by his humility, compassion, consistent quality in patient care, and positive attitude. No one deserves this recognition more than him.  

CONGRATULATIONS!  THANK YOU FOR GOING “ABOVE AND BEYOND” WHAT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED.


Staff Physician - March 2019

Asjad U. Khan, M.D.

Pediatric Endocrinology  

The Staff and administration of Lee Health are pleased to announce Asjad Khan, M.D. as March Physician of the Month. We saluted Dr. Khan for exemplifying the qualities of an excellent physician and we are pleased to have had Dr. Khan as a respected member of our medical staff since November, 2007.

Background and Training

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics 
  • Fellowship: Winthrop University Hospital 
  • Residency: Winthrop University Hospital           
  • Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine           

Nominee Comments

  • Dr. Khan was nominated by employees and physicians who describe him as:
  • He goes above and beyond for both employees and patients.  He is accommodating with patients, always available to help patients and co-workers.  He is one of the best physicians to work with.  
  • Dr. Khan is always in good spirits and is always willing to add patients to his schedule.  Dr. Khan's patients are always excited to see him and most even say he is their favorite doctor.  He is a pleasure to work with.  
  • He is a great example of humility.  He treats his patients and staff with kindness and respect.  He truly wants to meet all of his patient's needs.  
  • He makes us all better people by just being himself and setting the example of true humility.
  • Dr. Khan demonstrates empathy, love, passion and warmth towards his patients.   
  • Dr. Khan is a compassionate, personable, funny and spectacular with his patients and staff.  He precepts students with patience and kindness.  We love him and wish there were more practitioners like him.  

CONGRATULATIONS!  THANK YOU FOR GOING “ABOVE AND BEYOND” WHAT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED.


Staff Physician - January 2019

Phyllis Neef, M.D.

Internal Medicine 

The Staff and administration of Lee Health are pleased to announce Phyllis Neef, M.D. as January Physician of the Month. We saluted Dr. Neef for exemplifying the qualities of an excellent physician and we are pleased to have had Dr. Neef as a respected member of our medical staff since June, 2007.

Background and Training

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellowships: Kettering Medical Center
  • Residency: Kettering Medical Center 
  • Medical School: Wright State Unviersity 

Nominee Comments

  • Dr. Neef was nominated by employees and physicians who describe her as:
  • A tireless champion for our patients and families, compassion towards all even in difficult or uncomfortable situations and true role model.
  • Her kindness, compassion and advocacy for all patients serve as an inspiration to every physician fortunate enough to meet and work with her.
  • She is truly a champion for patients and an example for all of us to emulate.
  • She is always willing to listen and help others be the best that they can be when taking care of our patients.

CONGRATULATIONS!  THANK YOU FOR GOING “ABOVE AND BEYOND” WHAT IS REASONABLY EXPECTED.

  • 2019 Staff Physician of the Month (Archives)