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A critical care medicine physician and director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Awdish has written and spoken nationally about her experiences as a patient in her own institution when she suffered a serious illness. Dr. Awdish has used her unique perspective of both physician and patient to address the gaps in the patient-caregiver relationship through communication and empathy initiatives as well as to highlight the importance of patient-centered care to the well-being and resilience of the healthcare workforce. As one patient said, “Never have I met a doctor so genuine, so caring and so determined to help me. Dr. Awdish didn’t just care about my condition, she cared about me as an individual.”