Mohammed Milhem, Clinical Professor in Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, has been awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Since 1991, this annual award has gone to a graduating student and a faculty member who demonstrate excellence and compassion in their patient care. The graduating Carver College of Medicine student who will also receive the award this year is Aaron Lacy.
Dr. Milhem was nominated by an anonymous fourth-year medical student. “I cannot begin to count or reproduce the amount of praise” the writer hears from patients who are treated by Dr. Milhem. The writer goes on to recount Dr. Milhem’s “generosity, his caring nature, and his dedication” and recognizes the far reach of Dr. Milhem’s esteem. “He is known as one of the hardest working doctors in the hospital system.” Moreover, the writer concludes that Dr. Milhem’s reputation reflects just as well on those of his colleagues: “When patients speak highly of ‘The University of Iowa,’ and ‘how great everyone is here,’ it is without a doubt in no small part due to direct care from and the culture created by Dr. Milhem.”