Dr. Ed Brecevic Award

Yellow Daffodils - The Dr. Ed Brecevic Award for Compassionate Care

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.

Previous awardees:

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