Carl Patow, M.D., M.P.H., ’08 M.B.A., F.A.C.S., vice president and executive director of HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education, has been honored with the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The award honors designated institutional officials who have demonstrated excellence in overseeing residency programs at their sponsoring institutions. The honorees are acknowledged for their leadership and commitment to foster an excellent educational environment for resident education.

“Without great staff, a clear vision and help from other leaders,” said Dr. Patow, “the HealthPartners Institute would not be such a success. I am honored to receive the award, and owe a great deal of gratitude to the faculty members, residents, staff,and patients who make every day worthwhile.”

Dr. Patow is involved in several projects designed to create improved care for all. He is known as an innovative and committed leader who fosters an exceptional environment for resident education and for other Institute for Medical Education programs he directs.

Each year the ACGME honors three people with the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award. The award is named after Parker J. Palmer, Ph.D., a sociologist and senior adviser at the Fetzer Institute who wrote The Courage to Teach and several other books.

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