Published on February 14, 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 and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit