Dr. Sarfraz Aly has been named OakBend Medical Center’s 2017 Physician of the Year.
The presentation was made at the annual physician party held this year in home of OakBend Board Member Dr. May Tape. The hospital received several nominations for the Physician of the Year award. Dr. Aly, according to staff, exemplifies involvement, engagement, and commitment to the quality of care that OakBend strives to give its patients.
The Physician of the Year award, OakBend’s highest recognition, is presented annually to one outstanding physician who possesses significant practice experience, compassion, kindness and sincerity that translate not only to their patients, but to their nurses and other staff members that work closely with them. These physicians look and act professional at all times and are a role model both professionally and personally.
“Dr. Sarfraz Aly became the chair of the Infection Control committee this year. When a chair was needed for the Antimicrobial Stewardship committee and the Sepsis Focus group, he was the first person who came to mind because of his commitment to quality,” said Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend Medical Center. “He didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge and sepsis has been particularly challenging. He has worked with his colleagues to help them understand the sepsis protocol. Under Dr. Ally’s leadership, the Antimicrobial Stewardship program has demonstrated a significant improvement in utilization of antibiotics as well as cost savings.”
Dr. Aly received his medical degree from Central America Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, Belize City, Belize, and has been in practice between 14 years. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati.
Surprised by the award, Dr. Aly said, “I am at a loss for words. I am so appreciative for this honor and am pleased to be working with OakBend Medical Center.”