LUCOM professor honored for work with Free Clinic of Central Virginia
LUCOM Assistant Professor of Neurology, Charles R. Joseph, MD, was recently recognized for his volunteer work within the Lynchburg community and will receive the Karen Goodwin Award from the Free Clinic of Central Virginia on Wednesday, June 20.
The Karen Goodwin Award is presented to a physician in recognition of Outstanding Medical Volunteer Service. Dr. Joseph was among a select few announced as recipients for the 2018 Free Clinic Volunteer Appreciation Awards. “I cannot think of a more deserving person to get this than Dr. Joseph,” said Carl R. Hoegerl, DO, FACP, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at LUCOM. “He is exceptional, humble and deserving of this award.”
The Free Clinic of Central Virginia seeks to fulfill the mission of providing medical and dental care in addition to pharmacy and health education services to members of the Central Virginia community. The clinic sees patients that don’t have access to basic health care services.
“Each year, hundreds of volunteer pharmacists, physicians, dentists, nurses, physician assistants, dental assistants, and lay volunteers give of their time and talent to provide high quality healthcare to our neighbors who would otherwise go without,” said Christina Delzingaro, chief executive officer of the Free Clinic of Central Virginia. “Each year, we select a small group of these volunteers who have provided exceptional service to our patients, and take time acknowledge their efforts.”
Dr. Joseph is one of LUCOM’s inaugural faculty members and has served at the COM since 2014 prior to the arrival of the LUCOM Class of 2018.