Dr. Ed Brecevic Award
Dr. Ed Brecevic (UWO class of 2001) was a third year resident in the radiation oncology residency program at Western when he was killed in an automobile accident on Dec 7 2003. He was only 31 at the time of his death, and was an outstanding resident who was known for his compassionate care for patients and their families.
Throughout his medical school training, and into his residency, he was a strong patient advocate who stayed late most days caring for his patients, and worked tirelessly to ensure they received the best care possible. The majority of medical services that he rotated with hoped that he would switch fields to work for them instead, but his first love was to treat cancer patients and their families.
To honor him, this award was created in 2007 for those medical students and residents in any area of medicine who best exemplify his love and passion for outstanding patient care.
Nominations are accepted every spring and are veted by a small committee who knew Dr. Brecevic well, and the awardee is announced in the summer/early fall.
2007 Lauren Vanderspek
2008 Sapna Sharma
2009 Jordan Glickman/Mario Francispragasam
2010 Abhi Hallock
2011 Vikram Velker
2012 Jasbir Jaswal
2013 Vikram Velker/Davy Tawadrous
2014 Simit Bains
2015 Eric Fifield
2016 Tina Zhang/Tehmina Ahmad/Erin Wiley
2017 Mary Mathews
2018 Rishad Khan
2019 Rohann Correa/Dan Breadner
2020 Andrew Arifin
2021 Beatrice Preti