Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, M.D., M.B.A., of Attleboro, Mass, director of the division of Hospitalist Medicine at The Miriam Hospital, was recently named the hospital's 2011 Charles C.J. Carpenter, M.D., Outstanding Physician of the Year at the annual staff association meeting. Noted as an exceptionally motivated, caring and hardworking physician, Dr. Dapaah was nominated by his peers and selected by a committee of physician leaders.
Dapaah is an internal medicine physician affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and a clinical associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is one of only two hospitalists in Rhode Island with senior fellow status from the Society of Hospitalist Medicine.
"During the last decade Kwame Dapaah has earned an MBA, built a first-class hospitalist program and done the work of two men on many days. His patient care is always exceptional," said William Corwin, M.D., vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at The Miriam Hospital. Corwin is one of the physicians who nominated Dapaah.
He went on to say that Dapaah has grown the hospital's hospitalist program into one that "delivers high quality care, great teaching to the internal medicine residents, and is the envy of many of his hospitalist colleagues across the country. He has become, in many ways, the face of care at The Miriam Hospital."
Dapaah's association with the hospital dates to 1993, where he interned and completed his residency in 1996. He has been a member of both the clinical management group and patient care committee since 2005. He also won Rhode Island Monthly's 2011 Top Doctors Award in the hospitalist division
"It is clear to me that Dr. Dapaah has won the hearts and minds of his colleagues and patients at The Miriam Hospital. He has certainly elevated the quality of patient care by setting high benchmarks for our physicians in our hospitalist program," said Steven Schechter, M.D., another of the nominating physicians.