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Durham Regional Hospital physician named one of the Triangle’s “Top 10 Women in Medicine”

May 1, 2012

Durham, NC— Durham Regional Hospital Intensivist Lisa Pickett, MD, has been named one the Triangle’s “Top 10 Women in Medicine,” and is profiled in Triangle Medical News’ May issue.

Selected by a five-member committee composed of healthcare professionals throughout North Carolina, the 2012 class features women who are top in their field for innovative research, groundbreaking methodology and consummate compassion.

A Harvard Medical School graduate, Pickett has practiced medicine in the Triangle for nearly two decades. She has been a practicing general surgeon at Durham Regional Hospital since 2001, and has served in many leadership roles, including chief medical officer, during the last 10 years.

While her practice of medicine and leadership, including teaching and mentoring, are exemplary, it is Pickett’s compassion for people—patients, colleagues and family—that makes her one of the “Top 10 Women in Medicine.”

Richard Walsh, PhD, chief human resources officer at Durham Regional, recalls walking through the hospital with Pickett and her greeting by name almost every person she encountered. “Lisa cares about   connecting with patients, fellow physicians, hospital employees and everyone else around her,” says Walsh.

Pickett’s colleagues at Durham Regional call her “intelligent, hard-working, tireless, compassionate and then some.” They admire her professionalism, integrity, sense of humor and unwavering commitment to compassionate care—all of which extend beyond her medical practice and into her home.

A wife and mother of three, Pickett “works incredibly demanding hours and fills many challenging roles at Durham Regional,” explains Katie Galbraith, chief hospital operations and business development officer at Durham Regional. “Yet Lisa always makes time for her family, whether going to her daughter’s school or seeing her niece’s science presentation. Watching her balance it all has helped me do a better job of finding my own work-life balance.”

Pickett was recently appointed chief medical officer at Duke University Hospital.

Triangle Medical News, which reaches approximately 10,000 local physicians and healthcare administrators, is published by Medical News Inc. and is the nation’s only local B2B monthly for medical professionals.