24 January 2013

Dr. Clifford honored with Real Award

Dr. Clifford honored with Real Award, Charleston, S.C.

Some people enlighten us. Some people entertain us.

Some people save our lives.

Back in December I asked y'all to consider voting for Dr. Clifford for the Real Awards, a new award for front line health care workers sponsored by Save the Children. He won in the Pediatric category! Yippee!

Since it was my idea to nominate him and I typed his info in on the very last day, I was invited over when the Save the Children staff came down from Washington, DC this morning to honor him. He is invited (paid trip) to go to Washington in April for the award ceremony. I am proud as punch. Voting was a small part of the selection but it certainly was considered and I thank everyone who supported this terrific gentleman.
Dr. Clifford’s passion for humanitarian medical work began during an undergraduate foreign study trip to Kenya. Now serving on the Board of Directors for Remember, a not-for-profit ministry to the persecuted church, Dr. Clifford has led medical teams into Thailand, Burma, China, Jordan and Iraq. Understanding the desperate need in struggling communities around the globe, Dr. Clifford has treated thousands of children with little to no access to healthcare. Dr. Robert Clifford is a general pediatrician with Coastal Pediatric Associates in Charleston, S.C. and is on the Clinical Teaching Faculty at the MUSC Children’s Hospital. His interests include international pediatrics, immunization advocacy and preventive care. Currently serving as the Chairman of Pediatrics at Roper and St. Francis Hospitals, he certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.