Dr. Tim Weiner Awarded the H. Fleming Fuller Award

Timothy M. Weiner, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, was awarded the prestigious H. Fleming Fuller Award at the 11/13/08 meeting of the UNC Health Care Board. The H. Fleming Fuller Award is intended as a permanent memorial to Kinston, N.C., physician H. Fleming Fuller, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the N.C. Memorial Hospital. In establishing the Fuller Award, the Board sought to recognize members of the medical staff who demonstrate the qualities embodied in Dr. Fuller's lifelong dedication to the highest standards of patient care, teaching and community service. The four criteria are:

* Commitment to treating patients with compassion and respect

* Advocate for highest standards of patient care

* Effectiveness as a professional role model

* Civic Responsibility.

Dr. Weiner is honored as the quinessential workhorse surgeon who delivers the art as well as the science of health care. He works collaboratively along side local pediatricians and general surgeons and has made great inroads in outreach initiatives. Dr. Weiner travels on his own time and expense on a biannual basis to Africa, Vietnam, and Cambodia to volunteer his surgical skills. We congratulate Dr. Weiner and are proud to have this award conferred this year on a member of the Department of Surgery medical faculty. Congratulations, Tim!