Resident Courtney Lattimore, MD Selected for UVA Humanism in Medicine Award

November 8, 2023 by

Courtney Lattimore, MD, General Surgery Resident at the University of Virginia

Courtney Lattimore, MD, UVA General Surgery Resident

Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Lattimore, a resident in the UVA Department of Surgery, for being selected for the Dr. Henry Harrison Wilson, Jr. Everyday Humanism in Medicine Award. Awarded by the UVA School of Medicine & UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation, this award is aimed at appreciating and applauding positive examples of compassion and humanism in the clinical setting, and cultivates a culture where students, residents, fellows, and attendings exhibit compassion in day-to-day interactions. Dr. Lattimore was nominated by a medical student in the Class of 2025 who observed these attributes in her.

This award is named for Henry Harrison Wilson Jr., MD ’49, a plastics and reconstructive surgeon, who was well known for being an advocate for humanism and compassion in medicine. Dr. Wilson died in 2016 and his family established a fund to promote compassion and humanism in physicians to honor his memory.