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Desiree Burroughs-Ray Named Woman Physician of the Year by Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians


Desiree Burroughs-Ray, MD, MPH assistant professor for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and Faculty Well-Being Champion for the Internal Medicine residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine Memphis, has been named Woman Physician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). She was formally recognized with the honor during the organization’s chapter meeting last month.

The Woman Physician of the Year designation honors a woman physician with a distinguished career in areas of exceptional patient care, medical education, and/or research. The honor is part of the organization’s annual Chapter Awards. The awards recognize members of the Tennessee Chapter who have provided distinguished service to their chapter and community and upheld the high ideals and professional standards of the organization, according to organization’s website.

Dr. Burroughs-Ray excels in all areas of the academic mission to include clinical care, education, and research. As a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics hospitalist, she attends on the wards at Le Bonheur and Regional One Health. Students and residents regard her highly for teaching EBM and patient-centered communication. Her excellence in clinical care and teaching led to her receiving the Le Bonheur Medical Center Teaching Award for 2 straight years, the highest honor bestowed on a teaching faculty member at Le Bonheur. In research, Dr. Burroughs-Ray has published many high impact papers to include a recent clinical guideline synopsis on the CHEST VTE guidelines in JAMA.