David Hyatt, M.D. is honored by Plymouth District Medical Society as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

Dr. David HyattWaltham – April 18th – North Falmouth resident David F. Hyatt, M.D., a physician at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, has been honored by his peers of the Plymouth District Medical Society as its 2017 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing his professionalism and accomplishments as a physician.  He received the award April 5 at the annual meeting of the district society held at the Neighborhood Club of Quincy. 

Dr. Hyatt is Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center, a position he has held since 1995. He is also on the active staffs of Brockton Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton and previously served on the staffs of Carney Hospital, New England Sinai Hospital, Morton Hospital, and South Shore Hospital.   

Board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Hyatt is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Surgeons, and the American College of Cardiology.  

He earned his undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in Microbiology from Syracuse University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. 

Dr. Hyatt is also a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine.  He is a veteran of the United State military, having served as a General Surgeon in the U.S. Army with the rank of Major. 

The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the Society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community.  The Plymouth District has nearly 600 physician members who live and work throughout Plymouth County.

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