Heidi Gullett, associate professor in the School of Medicine, received the Family Physician of the Year Award from the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP).
The honor is bestowed upon an individual noted for high professional standards, high-quality and family-centered continuing health care, and community engagement.
Gullett is a physician at the Neighborhood Family Practice Community Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, and is also the associate director of the Center for Community Health Integration at the School of Medicine.
“Being a good family physician requires a steadfast commitment to bring your best every day so that each person you encounter, whether patient or co-worker, knows that you genuinely care about them and that you will stand beside them in times of joy and difficulty,” said Gullett in a press release announcing the honor.
Colleagues have praised Gullett’s dedication to her work.
“I think the secret to her success lies in her unpretentiousness and clear vision of a community where everyone, no matter their race, income, or social standing, has an equal shot at a healthy life,” said Terry Allan, health commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, in the press release.