Neil Patel, MD awarded 2020 Krevans Award

Neil N. Patel, MD, MSc a PGY-1 resident at UCSF in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery received the esteemed 2020 Krevans Award from the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) on June 8th, 2020.

The Krevans award recognizes “excellence in patient care, as exemplified by clinical competence, professional conduct, concern for patients and interaction with all level of staff, including peers”. The award is presented annually to one intern in each speciality at ZSFG. 

The award was established in 1979 by Gladstone Institutes, a privately funded, UCSF-affiliated research institute formerly on the ZSFG campus. The award is named for former UCSF Chancellor Julius R. Krevans.

Throughout his first year at UCSF, Dr. Patel has exemplified professionalism in his interactions with patients and staff. His attention to detail in patient care spans not only their labs and vitals but also, their personal needs. His clear communication has promoted excellent relationships amongst the nursing staff, medical, and surgical team. Day to day, his ebullience energizes and motivates those who collaborate with him.

Making the transition from student to resident has its challenges. However, I am surrounded by role models within the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery who have paved the way," says Dr. Patel. “From my fellow junior residents to the senior faculty, I feel surrounded by passionate and thoughtful doctors who not only care about their patients' health and happiness, but also their colleagues' well-being. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this community as a trainee.”