"Dr. Weiner is a role model for other physicians to emulate," said Dr. Brian Goldstein, UNC Hospitals Chief of Staff.
"He is recognized by his colleagues as a physician who embodies an unwavering commitment to patient care delivered with honesty, compassion and state-of-the-art skill."
Given annually in memory of Fuller, a Kinston, North Carolina, physician and founding member of the UNC Hospitals' board who died in 1986, the award recognizes doctors who demonstrate compassionate patient care and excellence in teaching and community service.
Weiner developed the Clinical Anatomy course for first-year medical students, a course that has been voted "Course of the Year" for two consecutive years. He has also created a resident manual to assist the interns and residents in caring for pediatric surgery patients. For his teaching and mentoring efforts, Dr. Weiner has been recognized as Teacher of the Year in the Department of Surgery.
"Dr. Timothy Weiner believes in UNC Health Care's mission of providing the best medical care to all North Carolinians regardless of their ability to pay," Goldstein said.
Weiner's personal commitment to providing care to underserved populations has inspired him to become heavily involved in medical mission work. He has taken his love of helping those most in need and surgical skills to Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Weiner joined the Chancellor's statewide bus tour and serves as his department's grassroots ambassador.
"His mix of skill, scholarship, compassion and practicality has helped him connect with community pediatricians and have contributed substantially to their high level of confidence in seeking referral and consultation at UNC Hospitals," Goldstein said.
Weiner first came to UNC Hospitals in 1989 for his residency in General Surgery, after receiving his M.D. at Georgetown University. Following his residencey, Dr. Weiner completed a fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the Childrens' Hospital of Pittsburgh.