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Lara Oyetunji, MD, MPH, cardiothoracic surgeon at UW Medical Center – Montlake, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Patricia L. Dawson Endowed Faculty Fellowship.

Oyetunji works with a wide variety of clinicians to provide diagnoses and treatments for patients with many different heart conditions and advanced care needs.

This fellowship honors transformational leader and clinician, Patricia (Pat) Dawson, MD, FACS, PhD, who championed healthcare equity both in the clinic and the community for over 40 years.

Lara Oyetunji (middle) at the celebration ceremony.

Nominees recognized:

  • Estell Williams, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery
  • Michele Andrasik, PhD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Global Health
  • Crystal Brown, MD, acting assistant professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care,
    Department of Medicine
  • Rachel Issaka, MD, assistant professor, Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine