Khan honored with Dr. James “Red” Duke, Jr., Physician Leadership Award
The Dr. James “Red” Duke, Jr., Physician Leadership Award honors the life and legacy of iconic surgeon and educator, Dr. Duke, and his contributions, dedication and service to health care that have made a lasting impact on medicine, education and the medical community. Physicians are nominated for the award by Vice Presidents and above. The award is given to a physician who is part of the Memorial Hermann Clinical Integration and/or currently serves as a board member on any of the Memorial Hermann boards and committees, demonstrates strong leadership skills, strong business acumen and the One Memorial Hermann culture and work with other Memorial Hermann entities to find innovative ways to improve the health of the people we serve.
Dr. Amir Khan was named the 2018 Dr. James “Red” Duke, Jr., Physician Leadership Award recipient. Dr. Khan is the current Medical Director of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital’s NICU, Respiratory Care and Transport Team, co-chair of the Neonatology CPC and Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Many of the successes Memorial Hermann has experienced in neonatology have been possible due to Dr. Khan’s incredible leadership. Dr. Khan has successfully integrated UTHealth neonatologists into Memorial Hermann’s community hospitals. He has worked closely with the nursing staff and OBs at these campuses to foster collaboration, improve their clinical skills and standardize care guidelines. Additionally, under Dr. Khan’s leadership, a higher quality of care for neonates has resulted in shorter hospital stays, decreased infections and complications, as well as better serving the needs of new patients.