January 24, 2019
FORT WORTH – Medical City Fort Worth Transplant Institute Medical Director Sridhar Allam, MD, will be named a "Healthcare Hero" by the Fort Worth Business Press during a ceremony on February 20 at the Fort Worth Club.
The Fort Worth Business Press Healthcare Heroes awards recognizes excellence in the medical community. Health Care Heroes are selected and judged based on nominations from those in the profession and the business community.
Dr. Allam was nominated by Medical City Fort Worth Transplant Institute Director Erin Granvold for his dedication, commitment to excellence and inspirational qualities. Dr. Allam's nomination letter details the case of a transplant institute colleague who was injured in a skiing accident in Colorado. Dr. Allam personally flew to Colorado to offer support and guidance, ensuring his colleague received outstanding clinical care out-of-state and back at home.
"It is an honor to be chosen as a Healthcare Hero," said Dr. Allam. "I am privileged to serve with the wonderful team at the Medical City Fort Worth Transplant Institute, all of whom make a profound difference in the improvement of our patients' lives."
Dr. Allam has served as the medical director of the Medical City Fort Worth Transplant Institute since 2014. According to the latest report from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, the average time to receive a kidney transplant at Medical City Fort Worth is 5.3 months compared to 61.8 months nationally. Medical City Fort Worth was also recognized as one of the best kidney transplant programs in the nation for survival rates and patient outcomes.
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.