St. Luke's names Dr. Jefy Mathew "Physician of the Year"

Published 04/13/2007

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The Woodlands, Texas -- During a recent celebration of Doctors' Day, St. Luke's Community Medical Center (CMC) - The Woodlands announced Jefy M. Mathew M.D., FCCP, D.ABSM as Physician of the Year.

Dr. Mathew is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine physician and board-certified Sleep Disorder Specialist, and practices with the Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Specialists group.

He was chosen among two other peer nominations: Dr. Daniel L. Grimmer, Pathologist, and Dr. Ather Siddiqi, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine physician and board-certified Sleep Disorder Specialist.

St. Luke's management team and staff collected ballots which nominated physicians for the award based upon their commitment to quality and excellence in health care, demonstrated level of patient-focused care, and leadership among their physician peers and patient care staff.

During the celebration, Debra Sukin, CEO of St. Luke's CMC - The Woodlands, said, "Each of these physicians truly represents quality and excellence in healthcare. In addition, they have allowed myself and the management team to achieve great successes in this hospital. Perhaps I can best sum this up by the following quote which is,'Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.'"

"These physicians should take much pride in not only being experts in their own field, but in also going above and beyond in touching the lives of our staff and making their impact on this campus." At St. Luke's CMC - The Woodlands, Dr. Mathew serves as director of the Intensive Care Unit, chair of the ICU Committee, member of the Credentials Committee, and at-large member of the Medical Executive Committee. In addition, he was recently appointed to serve on St. Luke's newly-formed Woodlands Hospital Board.

Dr. Mathew received his medical degree and Internal Medicine Residency training from Baylor College of Medicine. He served as a Clinical Fellow in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals and as a Clinical/Research Fellow in Sleep, Circadian & Respiratory Neurobiology at Brigham & Women's Hospital.

St. Luke's CMC - The Woodlands is located at 17200 St. Luke's Way in The Woodlands, at the southwest corner of SH 242 and I-45. For more information about St. Luke's CMC - The Woodlands, please call (936) 266-2000 or visit St. Luke's Web site.

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