May 23, 2013
ObGyn & RS Resident, Siri Gardner, Receives the Krevans Award on May 23rd
Please join us in congratulating Siri (Sigrid) Gardner MD, MPH who has been selected to receive the SFGH Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence. The Krevans Award is given annually to one intern from each clinical service in recognition of outstanding clinical skills and dedication to serving vulnerable and underserved patients. It was an incredibly tough choice this year, requiring a few votes and run-offs to finally decide on a winner. As one attending said, "They are all soooooooo amazing. What a hard choice."
Siri received her MD and MPH from the University of Arizona College of Medicine where she was on the board of Clinica Amistad, a community-based NGO offering free integrative health care to the uninsured of South Tucson, and was the student director of the Shubitz Family Clinic for refugees. Her MPH internship took her to Guatamala City where she designed and implemented a comprehensive health education program for children and families who subsist off the Guatemala City Garbage Dump. The program that she began continues to this day. In recognition, Siri received the Gold Humanism Award and the Leadership Award in the Commitment to Underserved Peoples Program.
Since joining us for her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency, Siri has continued to pursue her passion of service to vulnerable populations. She joined the Pregnancy Accommodations Workgroup, a group of employment attorneys and obstetric providers whose goal is to end employment discrimination against pregnant women. Clinically, Siri has also excelled. Adjectives most often used to describe Siri are: mature, professional, hard-working, exceptionally committed, compassionate and reliable. As a bonus, she is also lovely to be around – always smiling and ready to lend a helping hand!
– Rebecca A. Jackson, MD
Professor and Chief of Service
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
San Francisco General Hospital