Provided by The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV)
Prince William physician Rebecca O. Sinclair, M.D. has been honored by the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV). She won the Foundation’s 2018 Salute to Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Uninsured and Underserved on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Dr. Sinclair is the former medical director of the Prince William Area Free Clinic. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Medical College of Virginia (MCV). She completed her residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Her life’s work with the clinic resulted in the development of the only free medical/dental program providing comprehensive medical care to Prince William County’s low-income, uninsured residents. Through her work and leadership, the clinic expanded from episodic care, housed in the health department, to a health center offering medical services by appointment 41 hours a week. These residents of the county are now afforded a true medical home.
“This woman is passionate, energetic, persistent, creative, and appears tireless,” said Carol S. Shapiro, M.D., MBA, who has known Dr. Sinclair since she began her work with the clinic. “She truly cares about our community, the working poor and indigent. Words like ‘can’t’ or ‘impossible’ are not in her vocabulary.”
The MSV Foundation created the annual Salute to Service Awards in 2004 to recognize outstanding efforts of physicians, residents and medical students who are dedicated to creating and nurturing a caring health promotion and disease prevention environment by providing service on behalf of patients everywhere. The MSV Foundation presented the 2018 Salute to Service Awards at this year’s Physicians Gala on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
Other winners include:
- Cynda Ann Johnson, M.D. of Roanoke, Service to the Profession
- William C. Andrews, M.D. of Lynchburg, Service to the International Community
- Ann Kellams, M.D. of Charlottesville, Service for Advancing Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
- Siarhei Liauchonak, M.D. of Fairfax, Service by a Medical Student or Resident
The MSV Foundation (MSVF) advances opportunities for physicians to participate in health improvement efforts in Virginia by supporting programs and initiatives that equip physicians to best serve themselves, their patients and their communities. For more information, visit msvfoundation.org .