The award, presented by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, recognizes Podbielski for his volunteer activities including work with the Boy Scouts and the Knights of Columbus, dedication to mentoring surgical residents and his longstanding efforts to provide and expand surgical services to the less fortunate.
Podbielski is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. In addition to his responsibilities at Mercy Medical Center, Podbielski serves as the State of Massachusetts Governor for the American College of Chest Physicians and as the Research Director for the General Surgery Training Program from which he is a graduate.
Additionally, he serves as Vice President of the Medical International Missionary Aid Foundation, a non-profit group of health care professionals who provide surgical care at no cost to the indigent people of central Bolivia. During his 11 years with the group, he has performed over 150 surgical procedures and is often accompanied by surgical residents who have benefited by his surgical expertise and global perspective on health care.
Dr. Felix G. Cataldo practiced surgery at the Worcester City Hospital for over 30 years. In addition to his outstanding skills in the operating room and his commitment to resident education, he is best remembered by his colleagues, friends and patients for his compassionate approach to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. After his death in 2005, his family established the award in his honor as part of an endowment to promote Humanism in Medicine and Surgery.
|9/19-10/24||Call to Artists!|
|10/1 (2 days)||The 10th Annual Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference|
|10/1||Flag Raising Ceremony - Italian Heritage Month|
|10/2||"Praying Again for the First Time" Mini-Retreats with Virginia Collins-English|
|10/2 (2 days)||3rd Annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Radiothon|
|10/2||Fundraising Event at Friendly's to benefit The Margaret Oliver Ladue Foundation!|
|10/2||Free Program for Veterans|
|10/2||Line Dance Lessons & Dancing|
|10/2||Open Mic & Jam at the 410|