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Matt Nielsen, MD, MS, Rhodes Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, was honored on March 21 with UNC Health’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. The award was presented during a meeting of the UNC Health Board of Directors.

Dr. Nielsen’s extensive nominations, submitted from colleagues from across UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine, prove that he is more than worthy of this honor.

“Dr. Nielsen embodies a true servant leadership style while serving as a role model to both trainees and senior healthcare providers in his approach to compassionate clinical care, civic responsibility, all the while remaining humble, kind, inclusive, visionary, and empathic.”

“I’d like to thank my patients who invite me into their lives, my family who has inspired and put up with me along the way, the mentors who have inspired me, the teammates who nominated me for this award, and the teammates who make UNC the absolute best place in the world to work.”

Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS
Professor and Chair of Urology

Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS

Dr. Nielsen’s Award Presentation

It is customary for the winner to share remarks during the Board meeting. In Nielsen’s talk, he detailed his path to UNC, the lessons learned from multiple mentors, his commitment to individual patient care, and institutional quality.

You can watch this presentation below:

About the H. Fleming Fuller Award

The H. Fleming Fuller Award was established in 1986 as a permanent memorial to Fuller whose practice in Kinston, NC, spanned nearly 50 years. As a leader in obstetrics and gynecology, Fuller used his platform to advocate for women’s health at the state and national levels. He was a founding member of the North Carolina Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors as well as founder and president of the North Carolina Cancer Society.

For more than 35 years, the Award has been given to the physician who best embodies Fuller’s commitment to patient care, teaching, and community.

Learn More About the Award and Past Awardees