Dr. Paul Satwicz is Charles River Medical Society 2018 Community Clinician of the Year

Paul Satwicz, MD, an anesthesiologist, and founder and former director of the pain management service at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, has been selected as the Charles River District Medical Society’s 2018 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing his professionalism and contributions as a physician.

Dr. Satwicz, also an assistant clinical professor of anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, is often lauded by his peers for his calm and focused approach to interacting with patients facing surgical procedures.

Dr. Satwicz

Dr. Satwicz, who graduated from the University of Michigan and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco was nominated for the Community Clinician of the Year award by colleague Heidi Fischer, MD, an ophthalmologist on staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Dr. Fischer remarked that Dr. Satwicz “displays a genuine value of caring in his routine actions.”

Active in his community and generous with his time, Dr. Satwicz volunteers to teach ice skating to children through the Special Olympics and the Bay State Speed Skating Club. He also serves as a volunteer medic at sporting events and has traveled abroad to administer medical care to those less fortunate.

Together with his wife, Nancy, a Newton-Wellesley operating room nurse, Dr. Satwicz has instilled in his children – a nurse, an accomplished inventor and an Army Ranger – a deep regard for service and selflessness. Dr. Satwicz also enjoys spending time with his 31/2-month-old granddaughter Katherine.

The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the organization’s 20 district societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community.

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