Mentorship, clinical excellence, wellbeing, and support for education were some of the key attributes of four Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals (BMDH) 2020 Doctors of the Year, among them Greek Australian Mathew Economides.
More than 200 votes were received in the categories of intern, resident, registrar and consultant of the year.
BMDH acting general manager Bobbi Henao Urrego congratulated all staff for their tireless efforts in what was a challenging year.
“We have so many talented, driven and passionate medical staff and I commend all our staff who go above and beyond each and every day,” Bobbi said.
The BMDH Doctors of the Year 2020 winners are:
Intern of the Year 2020 – Dr Vedant Dave
Resident of the Year 2020 – Dr Arun Ahulwalia
Registrar of the Year 2020 – Dr Mathew Economides
Consultant of the Year 2020 – Dr Danette Wright
Mathew Economides: ‘Very unexpected and humbling to be nominated’
A dual anaesthetic and intensive care trainee, Dr Economides is -according to his colleagues- a welcome sight at any clinical emergency and has shown strong leadership and outstanding clinical performance.
“It was very unexpected and humbling to be nominated, let alone win,” Dr Economides said told The Pulse.
“I’ve always been very self-conscious about whether I’ve been doing a good job, so to learn that I hold the esteem of so many of my colleagues is a real honour.
“The credit from my clinical skill to my professional standards are things I inherited from innumerable supervisors and mentors, who were kind enough to teach and lead by example. I really hope I can pay that forward to the same degree,” he concluded.