Two From UC Health Given 2018 Healthcare Leadership Awards

Nita Walker, MD, senior vice president, ambulatory services, gave the keynote address during a ceremony in which local healthcare leaders—including two from UC Health—were recognized.

[Photo, L to R: Paul Crosby, MD; Nita Walker, MD; Susan Duncan ]

Venue magazine, Greater Cincinnati’s Lifestyle publication and LEAD magazine, the publication for business executives, selected Paul Crosby, MD, and Susan Duncan as recipients of their 2018 Healthcare Leadership Awards.

Crosby, a UC Health physician based at the Lindner Center of HOPE, and Duncan, heart transplant coordinator at UC Medical Center, were honored at a recognition ceremony Tuesday, July 17, 2018. During the ceremony, Crosby and Duncan were spotlighted for being two of our region’s leading healthcare professionals for improving the lives of patients, colleagues and members of our community.

Nita Walker, MD, UC Health’s senior vice president, ambulatory services, and professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, led the regional recognition ceremony as the keynote speaker. Walker took the opportunity to recognize Crosby and Duncan during her speech, which covered key topics affecting healthcare as well as the importance of having strong leaders in the field who inspire others through their commitment to advancing medicine and improving the health of our communities.

Healthcare Leadership Award winners are selected based on their contributions to their organization and to our region, as well as their personal leadership characteristics that “cultivate a thriving and progressive community.”

About Our Honorees

Paul Crosby, MD
Crosby, chief medical officer at Lindner Center of HOPE, and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and pediatrics at UC’s College of Medicine, was recognized for:

  • Advancing medicine and improving the health of our communities.
    Crosby has made significant achievements at the Lindner Center of HOPE since its opening in 2008 and at the Center for Attentional Disorders, which he founded in 2010. Crosby’s main objective in establishing the Center for Attentional Disorders focused on consolidating and coordinating efforts to provide the best possible assessment and treatment for attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as associated conditions related to anxiety, mood, learning abilities and substance use.
  • Notable achievements that reflect our PRIIDE values.
    Crosby always puts patients and families first. He is constantly working to raise awareness about attentional disorders and how they affect many facets of life, including learning, work, relationships and health. Crosby also serves on the professional advisory board for the Suburban Cincinnati Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Chapter (CHADD). He presents often to professionals and members of the community on topics related to ADHD and provides consultation to other clinical providers regarding attention difficulties and aspects of performance. In addition to his administrative duties, Crosby provides psychiatric consultation to children, adolescents and young adults and their families. He spends part of his clinical time treating patients referred from all over the world who often require comprehensive diagnostic assessments and treatment of extremely complex conditions.

Susan Duncan
Duncan was recognized for:

  • Going beyond the call of duty.
    As transplant coordinator for the UC Medical Center heart transplant program, Duncan focuses on pre- and post-transplant care. From wait-list management and pre-transplant care and education, to post-transplant care and follow-up, Duncan does it all.
  • Notable achievements that reflect our PRIIDE values.
    Duncan has made significant contributions to the heart transplant program and to the patients she serves. Duncan’s achievements include improvements in patient education and innovations in care delivery. Specific to UC Health’s commitment to advancing the health of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, geography or ability to pay, Duncan collaborated with colleagues to better serve patients in the Medication Assistance Program by increasing pharmacy’s presence within the clinic.
  • Giving back to the community.
    Duncan has given back by serving as a team captain for UC Health’s American Heart Association Heart Mini campaign, which raises funds and awareness in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Duncan also makes a point several times a year to volunteer at Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank. In addition, she has spent 12 years serving as a leader with the Girl Scouts of the USA. In this role, she served as a mentor and role model not only for her own two daughters, but also for dozens of other young women.
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