The MGPO is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Brian A. McGovern, MD Award for Clinical Excellence. McGovern was a respected MGH cardiologist who inspired many of his colleagues with his blend of intelligence, dedication, good nature and humor.

The MGPO is looking for physicians who emulate his qualities, are focused on patient care, are superb clinical role models and are often considered “unsung heroes.” Physicians in good standing in every clinical department are eligible to receive this award.

Anyone associated with the MGH may submit a nomination, including attending and trainee physicians, nurses, other employees, volunteers, students or patients.

Visit to submit a nomination by Jan. 18. For more information, contact Emma Leestma at or 617-724-7337.

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