Dr. Eugene Sayfie Receives Distinguished Master Clinician Award as Pavilion Opens in His Name
Hundreds of supporters and friends joined UM President Donna E. Shalala and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School, as they hosted the grand opening of the Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D., Pavilion for Excellence in Patient Care, and bestowed upon Sayfie the University’s inaugural Distinguished Master Clinician Award. The standing-room-only event was held at the new state-of-the-art medical pavilion in the Professional Arts Center, where Sayfie, associate professor of clinical medicine, will serve as medical director of the UM Executive Health Program.
“Gene has spent his professional career making all patients feel like VIPs, and this pavilion for excellence in patient care officially marks the culmination of his vision for personalized treatment,” said President Shalala. “This facility is a comprehensive center of excellence that is being led by Dr. Sayfie and driven by his philosophy to make patients collaborative participants in their care.”
The patient-first model of care is one that Sayfie has practiced throughout his distinguished medical career.
“My view has always been that we are here to serve the patient first and foremost,” Sayfie said. “The premise is a system that has ease of access to us as caregivers, delivers individualized service through a personal relationship with each patient, and ensures the patient the very best of excellence in professional medical care and access to all disciplines at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.”
The Distinguished Master Clinician Award will be presented each year to a top Miller School clinician who, like Sayfie, exemplifies excellence in patient care.
“Gene Sayfie has dedicated his distinguished career to delivering personalized care to each patient,” the Dean said. “He truly is a master clinician, and naming this pavilion in his honor is a testament to that excellence.”
The Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D., Pavilion for Excellence in Patient Care is a comprehensive care facility that promotes a whole body and life assessment to develop and execute an individualized health plan. The plan also provides multiple tools patients can use to participate in their care.
In addition to Dr. Sayfie, the pavilion physicians will include Natalie Geary, M.D., director of the Office of Special Programs, UHealth Champions and UM Executive Health; Judi M. Woolger, M.D., co-director of the UM Executive Health Program and assistant professor of medicine; James M. Trice III, M.D., physician in the UM Executive Health Program and assistant professor of medicine; Lisa D. Grunebaum, M.D., assistant professor of otolaryngology in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and physician in the UM Executive Health Program; and Nanette Bishopric, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory.