Congratulations to Our Clinical Excellence Award Recipients

You are a pioneer of world-class care for patients today and in the future

On October 20, Phoenix Children’s hosted its 2022 Heart & Hand Clinical Excellence Awards to honor Phoenix Children’s physicians and advanced providers who go above and beyond in their pursuit of excellence, and who show unwavering commitment to providing world-class care to our patients in Arizona and beyond.

Awards were presented in five categories, and here are this year’s recipients:

2022 Recipients

Dr. Patricia Teaford, MD
Director, Critical Care Fellowship
Specialty: Critical Care

Kathleen (Katie) Klas, RN, FA, MS, CPNP-AC/PC
Specialty: Neurosurgery

Dr. Wendy Arafiles, MD
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Dr. Aparna Ramasubramanian, MD
Program Directory of Retinoblastoma

Dr. Kristen Samaddar, MD
Specialty: General Pediatrics

We want to give a special thank you to Shane Doan with the Arizona Coyotes for taking the time to join us for this year’s celebration of excellence. We also thank Dr. Jared Muenzer, who emceed the event. And of course, we thank all our sponsors for your amazing support, including Gammage & Burnham, Grand Canyon University, Kitchell, Progressive Management Systems and Swire Coca-Cola. Finally, thank you to all who attended this year’s award ceremony and celebrated our world-class talent at Phoenix Children’s. We can’t do what we do without you. 

Congratulations to this year’s recipients, and we can’t wait to see you at next year’s Heat & Hand Clinical Excellence Awards to celebrate our outstanding leaders in pediatric medicine. 

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