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Humanism in Medicine Award Presented to Duke Surgery Faculty Member

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By Scott Behm, Department of Surgery
Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, MD, PhD

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award is presented annually to a Duke faculty member who embodies the characteristics recognized by the award: compassion, sensitivity, respect for patients and colleagues, and clinical excellence. Sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, this honor recognizes faculty of the highest caliber at nearly 80 of the nation’s medical schools.

Duke Surgery is pleased to announce that the 2017 recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award is Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Dr. Lagoo-Deenadayalan was nominated in recognition of her exceptional service to patients, chosen by the selection committee from a group of nominees found to be especially impressive this year. The award and a monetary prize will be presented by Dean Nancy Andrews at the annual Schools of Medicine and Nursing Faculty Meeting this spring.

Congratulations to Dr. Lagoo-Deenadayalan for this distinguished honor!