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Rebecca J. Cunningham, MD, of the Department of Medicine, has been awarded the 2011 Thomas H. Lee M.D. Award for Excellence in Primary Care. The annual award recognizes physicians at BWH who provide exceptional service and compassionate care to their patients. Named in honor of Thomas H. Lee, a primary care physician at the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care, the award celebrates successes and inspires others to pursue careers in primary care.
A primary care physician in the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care, Cunningham’s interests include women’s health, medical education, complex disease management and quality improvement.
She has served as the medical director for the Care Management Program at BW/F, a Medicare demonstration project aimed at improving quality of care while lowering costs for medically complex patients. She has also served as director of the Primary Care Clerkship for third year medical students at Harvard Medical School, as well as director of the Ambulatory Curriculum for BWH’s Medicine Residency Program.