Being a doctor in today’s world is much more than just operating or seeing patients. With the seismic shift to value-based care, there are more demands outside the operating rooms and exam rooms, more patients, extended hours and so on. Being a physician leader on top of all of these demands is exemplary. According to The Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), Devinder Singh, MD, chief and medical director of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), is one of these exemplary doctors.
Dr. Singh was recently awarded the 2016 President’s Award from MedChi. Singh received the award for his exceptional dedication to the physicians and patients of Maryland as chair of the Maryland Board of Physicians.
Dr. Singh is an internationally recognized plastic and reconstructive surgeon, as well as an award-winning cosmetic surgeon. In 2011, he was appointed to the Maryland Board of Physicians by Governor Martin O’Malley, and in 2014, he was selected to chair the organization. During his five-year term at the medical board, Dr. Singh helped reform the board’s operations, including reducing a backlog of cases and improving consistency of sanctions. Before coming to AAMC, he was an associate professor of surgery at University of Maryland from 2008-2015, and he still maintains a part-time teaching appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Singh received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, graduated medical school from Columbia University and completed a combined residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at Yale University. He specializes in breast cancer reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Singh has completed 15 international surgical missions to provide pro bono humanitarian cleft lip care to impoverished children all around the world, including Thailand, Vietnam, Colombia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Uganda.
Congratulations to Dr. Singh for his award and for his dedication to his profession and commitment to healthcare!