Jaya Agrawal, M.D. is honored by Hampshire District Medical Society as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

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Waltham – March 21st – Jaya Agrawal, M.D., a physician with Hampshire Gastroenterology in Florence, has been honored by her physician peers of the Hampshire District Medical Society as the 2017 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician. She received the award at the district’s annual meeting on March 23 at the Blue Heron in Sunderland.      

In nominating her for the award, her colleagues noted her kindness, compassion, and abilities as a communicator along with her skills and expertise in providing medical care to her patients.   

Dr. Agrawal is currently Chief of Endoscopy at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton and a Founding Member and President-Elect of the Massachusetts Gastroenterology Association, the statewide association of physicians specializing in gastroenterology.  

A published author and lecturer on many health topics including colon cancer, liver disease, and women’s health, Dr. Agrawal received her B.A. in religious studies from Brown University, her master’s in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and her M.D. from Brown Medical School.  She completed her residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. 

Active on the national level in organized medicine, Dr. Agrawal was president of the American Medical Student Association from 2001-2002, a member of the Board of Directors for Physicians for a National Health Program from 2003-2007, and a member of the National Affairs Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology from 2013-2016.   

Dr. Agrawal is the recipient of a number of honors, including the Leah S. Dickstein Award for leadership in medical school, the Patrician McCormick Award from Brown Medical School as the top female in her medical school graduating class, and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School for teaching residents and fellows.  She was named a Presidential Scholar in 1993, as a member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and was elected to the Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society in 2003.   She resides in Florence.

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 and who stands out as a leading advocate and caregiver.  

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