Clinical Faculty Awards

Honoring Clinical Excellence

At UT Southwestern Medical Center, “excellence” is one of our basic values – a commitment to strive for the highest standards in all we do, especially in our hospitals and clinics where we provide care to hundreds of thousands of patients each year.

To nurture that commitment to excellence in patient care, UT Southwestern annually recognizes clinical faculty members whose expertise, innovation, and compassion represent the very best of the UT Southwestern Health System.

UT Southwestern’s prestigious clinical faculty awards honor our exceptional caregivers, whether they serve patients in our own facilities across North Texas – William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, and dozens of clinics − or at our affiliated partners, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children’s Health, the VA North Texas Health Care System, and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where UT Southwestern physicians provide care.

“The faculty and staff whose daily work fulfills UT Southwestern’s clinical mission have made expertise, a commitment to innovation, and the compassionate delivery of high-quality patient care the hallmarks of the UT Southwestern Health System. Their remarkable service to our patients and the institution helps ensure that we fulfill our promise to deliver the future of medicine, today.”

Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D.

President, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Seven major awards are presented annually to clinical faculty – the Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine and six Leaders in Clinical Excellence Awards. Learn about our clinical faculty awards and get to know the winners.


Patricia and William L. Watson Jr., M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine

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Leaders in Clinical Excellence Awards

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Nominations will be accepted online from June 24 through August 12. You are invited to use the links above to learn more about each award and how to nominate UT Southwestern clinical faculty for recognition. We are very proud of the extraordinary contributions made by our faculty and look forward to honoring those who embody the very best in clinical and institutional excellence.