Celebrating clinical excellence

The Heart and Hand Clinical Excellence Awards honor Phoenix Children’s physicians and advanced practice providers who have made exceptional contributions to pediatric medicine. Established in 2021, the awards recognize excellence in the areas of clinical care, research and medical education.

Support local leaders and other Phoenix Children’s supporters in honoring those who go above and beyond to provide the best possible care for Phoenix Children’s patients and to improve the health of children everywhere by becoming a sponsor.

Your support of the Heart and Hand Clinical Excellence Awards will help Phoenix Children’s expand its world-class pediatric care throughout Arizona and foster the development of new clinical programs, research initiatives and professional development opportunities for Phoenix Children’s Medical Group providers.

There are countless acts of excellence practiced each and every day throughout Phoenix Children’s by our physicians and advanced practice providers. What does excellence look like for these five awards?

  • Physician of the Year: The PCMG Physician of the Year is the doctor who lives and breathes our values. They excel clinically, go the extra mile to demonstrate service, and intentionally communicate with their teams and patient families.
  • Advanced Practice Provider of the Year: The Advanced Practice Provider of the year embodies family-centered care. The child’s needs always come first, and they put in the effort to ensure the family is informed, empowered and valued as part of the care team.
  • Researcher of the Year: The Researcher of the Year designation is the award for the intensely curious. They are actively involved in the conversation around improvement and innovation, making contributions in clinical, translation and/or basic science research.
  • Teacher of the Year: This special recognition is for those on the teaching faculty who recognize we do our best when we work together. They take the time to coach those around them and actively mentor future clinicians to carry on our shared mission of hope and healing.
  • Advocate of the Year: The Advocate of the Year award is reserved for those providers who bring a passion with them every day to help bridge the gaps in care in the surrounding community. They make a personal daily commitment to help further solutions to current health disparities.

2021 Nominees

Physician of the Year

Dana I. Williams, MD

Aerodigestive Digestive Program

Roberta H. Adams, MD

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Wendy P. Bernatavicius, MD

General Pediatrics – Division Chief

Researcher of the Year

Steven D. Zangwill, MD

Heart Failure and Transplantation

Teacher
of the Year

John G. Curran, MD

Radiology

Vasudha L. Bhavaraju, MD

Hospital Medicine

Advocate of the Year

Alexandra M. Walsh, MD

Hematology, Urgent Care

Emma H. Ross, PhD

Psychology

Kristen E. Samaddar, MD

General Pediatrics

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Become a Sponsor

Support local leaders and other Phoenix Children’s supporters in honoring those who go above and beyond to provide the best possible care for Phoenix Children’s patients and to improve the health of children everywhere by becoming a sponsor!

Your support of the Heart and Hand Clinical Excellence Awards will help Phoenix Children’s expand its world-class pediatric care throughout Arizona and foster the development of new clinical programs, research initiatives and professional development opportunities for Phoenix Children’s Medical Group providers.

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Become a Sponsor

Join local leaders and other Phoenix Children’s supporters in honoring those who go above and beyond to provide the best possible care for Phoenix Children’s patients and to improve the health of children everywhere.

Your support of the Heart and Hand Clinical Excellence Awards will help Phoenix Children’s expand its world-class pediatric care throughout Arizona and foster the development of new clinical programs, research initiatives and professional development opportunities for Phoenix Children’s Medical Group providers.