Dr. Prakash Balan, assistant professor of internal medicine, cardiology, affiliated with Memorial Hermann-TMC, and Dr. Alfredo Gei, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, recently were honored as the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Physicians of the Year. The two were recognized for personifying the attributes of the hospital by connecting with patients and nursing staff, inspiring those around them, being engaged even during the most difficult times, being innovative with evidence-based knowledge, and showing accountability for patients no matter what hour of the day