OWIMS 2017 Mentor of the Year Award Recipient: Lisa David, MD, FACS
prestigious award was established in 2006 to recognize the contributions of a
mentor to professional development of women faculty.
award will be handed out at the Women’s Achievement and Mentoring Award Social
on June 7th. Please join us
in congratulating Dr. David!
Lisa David, MD, FACS
Professor and Vice Chair
Residency Program Director
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Description of leadership and
Surgery Residency Program Director
Chair of the Resident Education Committee with ASPS
Curriculum Development Committee with ACAPS
Surgery Oral Board Examiner
of multiple surgical mission trips to Peru, India, China, Africa, Kenya,
Moldova, South America.
more than 30 residents/fellows/graduate students
Mentorship Task Force with AAPS
with the Women Junior Faculty Mentoring Program
with the Junior Faculty Mentoring Program
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.
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