Dr. Duncan Phillips Receives WakeMed’s 2017 Dascomb Award

Pediatric surgeon honored with WakeMed’s highest teaching honor

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 22, 2017) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals recently honored Duncan Phillips, MD, with the prestigious Harry E. Dascomb, MD, Award. WakeMed’s highest teaching honor, the Dascomb Award is presented annually to a physician who demonstrates excellence in teaching and patient care.

Dr. Phillips’ many contributions in medical education and patient care made him a truly deserving candidate. As the surgeon-in-chief of WakeMed Children’s Hospital and the director of pediatric surgery for WakeMed Physician Practices, Dr. Phillips specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures for infants and children. He helps children get back their lives by providing important access to his specialty to area families.

He was nominated by his peers and selected by the Dascomb Award committee, which includes doctors from WakeMed Physician Practices and community physicians. As one of Dr. Phillips’ nominators shared, “his passion inspires everyone to figure out how to be better.”

Harry Dascomb, MD, was an infectious disease physician at WakeMed who was recognized for his bedside clinical and teaching skills and for his ability to provide compassionate patient care. The Harry E. Dascomb, MD, Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and Care was established in his honor. Recipients must have three or more years of clinical experience and exhibit leadership in establishing, maintaining and supporting clinical teaching programs at WakeMed.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all.

The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences.

Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, Women’s Hospital at WakeMed North, WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center.

WakeMed’s team of more than 8,800 employees, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians, and the more than 280 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.

SOURCE: WakeMed Health & Hospitals