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OWIMS 2017 Mentor of the Year Award Recipient: Lisa David, MD, FACS

This prestigious award was established in 2006 to recognize the contributions of a mentor to professional development of women faculty.  

The award will be handed out at the Women’s Achievement and Mentoring Award Social on June 7th.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. David!

   David Lisa Renee

Lisa David, MD, FACS


Professor and Vice Chair
Residency Program Director
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  

Description of leadership and mentoring accomplishment(s): 

Leadership -

  • Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director
  • Current Chair of the Resident Education Committee with ASPS
  • Co-Chair Curriculum Development Committee with ACAPS
  • Past President NCSPS
  • Plastic Surgery Oral Board Examiner
  • Leader of multiple surgical mission trips to Peru, India, China, Africa, Kenya, Moldova, South America.  

Mentoring –

  • Advised more than 30 residents/fellows/graduate students
  • 2016 Mentorship Task Force with AAPS
  • Mentor with the Women Junior Faculty Mentoring Program
  • Mentor with the Junior Faculty Mentoring Program

Dr. David’s Mentees had this to say about her:

 

  • Dr. Lisa David is and has been deserving of recognition from OWIMS for some time now. As a result of her mentorship directly, 19 female faculty and counting have been promoted in their faculty roles. This is not including the male faculty. She is the consummate role model, advocate, coach, supporter, advisor, listener and graciously provides constructive feedback. This institution has directly grown its leadership of young women as a result of her incredible impact since joining the faculty in 2000.
  • Dr. David embodies precisely what a mentor should be, and I value her highly as my ultimate female role model.  She is very encouraging of helping foster my educational and professional development. 
  • I am honored to have the opportunity to support Dr. David's nomination for   the Mentor Award. I have known Dr. David since 1997. She was a role model for me during my third and fourth years of medical school and she has been a role model and mentor since my return to Wake Forest as faculty in 2004. She embodies intellect, compassion and dedication, making her an extraordinary role model and mentor.   She has been invaluable to my personal development as a physician and as an individual.   Over the years, she has provided steadfast support and I am a stronger, much more confident individual and physician because of the investment she has made in me both professionally and personally.   Her ability to support me but also provide constructive criticism makes her approachable and someone that I want to talk with regarding difficult situations. Constructive criticism is essential to improving oneself.  Dr. David has been an exceptional mentor and a role-model to me. I cannot think of a more deserving faculty member to receive this award.
  • I first met with her in the first few months on the job. She was extremely helpful and insightful. She gave me great advice and most importantly talked about the challenges that come our way and how to deal with them and be able to succeed. She is a role model for all of us women surgeons.
  • Dr. David is a role model for other women faculty, especially young women surgeons at the medical center. She is compassionate and committed to her patients, and she regularly participates in mission work to provide care for children in underserved areas in Africa.  Dr. David was integral in helping me with the promotion process, and providing me with helpful feedback on how to have a successful application.  She advises many faculty on how to become more involved in the medical center and accomplish their career goals.  

 

Primary faculty duties: 

  • Residency Program Director
  • Vice Chairmen

 

Contact information for potential collaborators:

          Email:   ldavid@wakehealth.edu
          Phone:  336-716-2992

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