Surgery leader receives ‘Outstanding Achievement in Medicine’ award

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Gary Hartman, MD, chief of pediatric general surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has received the 2014 “Outstanding Achievement in Medicine” award from the Santa Clara County Medical Association. Hartman was presented the award on June 17 for his longtime leadership in surgical care and his extraordinary service to patients and their families.

The award salutes “a physician who has made unique contributions to the betterment of patient care, for which he/she has received widespread recognition,” the Association said. The honor noted that Hartman has published extensively on subjects ranging from pediatric lung transplantation to esophageal atresia, and he has received worldwide recognition for his expertise leading the surgical separation of conjoined twins.

Hartman, also associate vice president of medical affairs, said upon receiving the news, “I am very thankful to the Santa Clara County Medical Association, and I share this award with the selfless and talented professionals I work with in every department at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health.”

Additionally, the clinical professor of surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine was recognized for his influence as a teacher of residents and fellows. “Dr. Hartman is also an active supporter of the Santa Clara County community,” said the Association, “and he provides valuable services to other hospitals in the area, such as Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.”

“Congratulations to a wonderful surgeon, clinician, teacher and researcher,” said Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health. “This is a particularly important award, as it’s a recognition by his peers of Dr. Hartman’s many achievements.”

Discover more about the work of Gary Hartman, MD, here.

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