NEOMED Alumnus Named as Distinguished Physician

Congratulations to Cynthia Zelis, M.D. (’96), who was recently named a Distinguished Physician by University Hospitals, in recognition of her exceptional clinical skills and dedication to patient care. Dr. Zelis is a family physician at University Hospitals Family Medicine Center in Strongsville, Ohio.

Clinicians are nominated by their department chairs and senior colleagues for the honor. These physicians and surgeons are considered as “the top role models and mentors in the training of the next generation,” the hospital said in a post. “These physicians set standards for quality, safety and patient experience, incorporating evidence-based guidelines to prevent and treat disease utilizing the latest technological advances along with the highest touch compassionate and personalized care.”

Dr. Zelis was among a group of 44 clinicians named this year by the University Hospitals system.

Dr. Zelis said on LinkedIn that she was honored by the recognition, noting that she is “thankful to have spent the past 10+ years at an organization with values of excellence, diversity, integrity, compassion and teamwork serving the communities of Northeast Ohio.”

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