FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 24, 2017
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Justin Smith, D.O, and Mohamed Tashani, M.D., both second-year internal medicine residents at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, were recently recognized with awards from the Huntington VA Medical Center.
Smith received a Praise Nomination, which is awarded to employees in recognition of efforts that go above and beyond the scope of normal daily duties. According to the nomination letter, Smith not only provided medical care for a dying veteran who had no family present, but he also worked with the individual’s state guardian and sat with the patient at his bedside for hours before he passed.
Tashani, who was nominated by a veteran under his medical care, received the Bronze Oak Leaf Award given by the VA for recognition of outstanding care of a veteran. He is the second Marshall internal medicine resident to receive the Bronze Oak Leaf Award this academic year. Jason Adams, M.D. was recognized in September.
“These residents inspire everyone with their dedication and caring attitude toward their patients,” said Eva Patton-Tackett, M.D., internal medicine residency director. “In addition to their outstanding medical care, both Dr. Smith and Dr. Tashani are compassionate doctors who take the time to really connect with their patients.”
Smith and Tashani were given the awards during a presentation last month at the Marshall University Medical Center.
Photo caption #1: Justin Smith, D.O., (left) with Eva Patton-Tackett, M.D., internal medicine residency program director, is recognized with a Praise Nomination Award from the Huntington VA Medical Center.
Photo caption #2: Mohamed Tashani, M.D., (left) is pictured with Eva Patton-Tackett, M.D., internal medicine residency director, is recognized by the Huntington VA Medical Center with the Bronze Oak Leaf Award for outstanding care of a veteran.
Date Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017