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Published on February 15, 2019

Dr. John Falcone earns UofL and national surgical education awards

Dr. John FalconeDr. John Falcone, a general surgeon with Owensboro Health, was recognized twice in 2018 for excellence in teaching future surgeons.

Dr. Falcone, who practices at Owensboro Health Medical Group – Surgical Specialists on New Hartford Road, was selected to receive the following awards:

  • The University of Louisville School of Medicine Gratis Faculty Teaching Award: The recipient of this award is selected annually for demonstrating “outstanding teaching skills.” Dr. Falcone received this award in November 2018.
  • The 2018 Association for Surgical Education’ Linnea Hague, PhD Promising Educational Scholar Award: Nominees must demonstrate a number of qualities, including teaching effectiveness and excellence, active involvement in program or curriculum development, surgical education leadership and more. Dr. Falcone received this award in May 2018.

Dr. Falcone added that he was able to earn these awards because of the teams on which he works.

“This was not a solo effort by any means. I am very thankful that I had support for my award application from the University of Louisville Department of Surgery, and I feel that this award reflects not only on myself, but my colleagues in Owensboro, Louisville, and beyond,” Dr. Falcone said.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.