2017 ASBrS/Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award Winner Announced

Dr. Lisa Tolnitch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Advanced Oncologic and GI Surgery division and Co-Chair for Breast Surgery, Medical Director of Strategic Planning-Duke Cancer Institute Wake County. In 1991, she founded Tolnitch Surgical Associates (now known as Duke Breast Surgery of Raleigh), which was the first breast-dedicated surgical practice in Raleigh and has served as the Medical Director of Breast Services at Duke Raleigh Hospital since 2011.

She is the founder and Chairman of the Pretty in Pink Foundation, established in 2004, which supports more than 3,000 breast cancer patients, women and men, who are either uninsured or underinsured throughout 92 counties in North Carolina.

The award will be presented on Saturday, April 29, during the President's Reception of the Society's 18th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. The selection committee was composed of members of the Society's Ethics Committee and patient advocate Ms. Marta Blum. All applications were blinded for review.