05/24/2024
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Front row, from left, award winners Keith Gallaher, M.D., Physician Assistant Kathy Jones and Su Su Win, M.D. Back row, from left, Cape Fear Valley Health CEO Michael Nagowski; Chief of Staff Chuck Chima, M.D.; Chief Medical Officer Samuel Fleishman, M.D.; and Vice President of Medical Education Donald Maharty, D.O.

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – April 16, 2024 – Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation’s Caduceus Society honored several providers recently, when Cape Fear Valley Health Medical Staff Services held its 2024 Doctors’ Day celebration at the Center for Medical Education and Neuroscience Institute. Three awards were presented – Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year, Resident of the Year, and Physician of the Year. The Caduceus Society honors the legacy of physicians in the community while providing resources which strengthen the shared vision of the medical staff.

Physician of the Year

The Physician of the Year award was given to Keith Gallaher, M.D., a neonatologist who has practiced in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center since 1992. His nomination describes him as a doctor whose commitment has never wavered and has always insisted on providing evidence-based care for every patient every day, as well as encouraging those around him to dedicate themselves to the same mission. Dr. Gallaher is hailed as an expert in the field of quality improvement, who does not hesitate to ask the hard questions and does not rest until they are answered. Dr. Gallaher received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he also completed a fellowship. He completed his residency at University of Virginia Hospitals.

Resident of the Year

Su Su Win, M.D., was named Resident of the Year. Dr. Win, who is a Class of 2024 Internal Medicine Resident, is described in her nomination as an exceptional Internal Medicine resident whose quiet demeanor belies her immense brilliance and unwavering dedication to patient care. She was praised for her remarkable bedside manner, professionalism and for consistently imparting knowledge to other residents and interns, showing a commitment to education. Dr. Win is a graduate of University of Medicine 1 in Yangon, Myanmar. She will be going to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center in California after completing her residency this year.

APP of the Year

Physician Assistant Kathy Jones was named as the 2024 APP of the Year. Jones, who holds a Physician Assistant Doctorate, was honored for her compassion and care for her patients in the Hematology and Oncology departments. She is described as someone who never forgets a name or a face and works tirelessly to learn everything she can to provide the best care for her patients. Jones has worked with Oncologist Kenneth Manning, M.D., for over 11 years.

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