Monday, October 31, 2011

The first-ever University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Awards were presented October 17 at the group's annual meeting. UIP is composed of the 700-plus staff physicians who provide care at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Earlier this year, the group established the awards to honor clinical excellence among their members. Nominations are accepted annually from any UIP member or participant and evaluated by the UIP Clinical Awards Committee.

 This year's recipient: Richard Smith, MD, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Richard Smith sees about 40 pediatric patients a day, with needs ranging from routine to the most complex. And regardless of the patient’s circumstances, he always works to soothe the apprehension of the child and his or her family. Dr. Smith’s vast experience and knowledge enable him to provide excellent care efficiently, all the while tending to the needs of the patient and family.