Sailendra Upendram, MD Interventional Cardiologist has been named the 2016 Physician of the Year at Englewood Community Hospital. The annual Physician of the Year winner is selected by the nursing staff at Englewood Community Hospital through an anonymous nomination process. The award was presented to Dr. Upendram at the recent Nursing Year in Review Celebration Event at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club.

"The patients express the compassionate care that they receive from Dr. Upendram and the staff acknowledges the positive impact he has on our hospital and the community. It is an honor to present Dr. Upendram this award," says Valerie Powell-Stafford, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer at Englewood Community Hospital.

Dr. Upendram is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Eligible in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He attended Medical School at Kurnool Medical College. Upon graduation with his medical degree Dr. Upendram completed his Residency at University of Alabama and Fellowship at Louisiana State University. He joined the Englewood Community Hospital Medical Staff in January 2015 and has been a crucial part of the expanding the cardiac services when the hospital started the Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Program in September 2015.

Here are a few quotes from our nursing staff:

"Great teacher and mentor and leader."

"Demonstrates a caring attitude every day."

"Treats staff as valuable members of the care team, calls them by name and asks the nurses what they have been seeing in his patients - collaborative and open to suggestions."

Dr. Upendram supports the hospital mission which includes providing the highest quality and best healthcare as well as creating unforgettable caring moments for patients in our community.