Shoukath Ansari, M.D., has been named Richmond Memorial's Physician of the Year for 2017. Dr. Ansari (second from left) is pictured with John Jackson, president of Richmond Memorial/Sandhills Regional; Christy Land, Richmond Memorial’s director of quality; and Allison Duckworth, chief operating officer for Richmond Memorial.
ROCKINGHAM – On July 22, Shoukath Ansari, M.D., will observe his 30th year as a member of the medical staff at Richmond Memorial Hospital. During Richmond Memorial’s observation of Doctors Day, his colleagues returned the favor by recognizing him as the hospital’s 2017 Physician of the Year.
A gastroenterologist, Dr. Ansari is known for his ability to work well with other physicians and staff to provide high-quality patient care as well as for his willingness to teach new members of the hospital staff about GI procedures.
Also noted by those nominating him for the Physician of the Year award were his thorough knowledge of various medical conditions and his compassion for patients and families.
RMH/Sandhills Regional President John Jackson calls Dr. Ansari “hardworking” and “very easy to work with” while also pointing out his availability to his patients and his sense of humor.
“If he wasn’t such a great physician, he could be a comedian or actor,” Jackson says.
Dr. Ansari received his medical training at the Tirunnelvei Medical College in India and later completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of South Carolina.