Cottage Names 2012 Physicians of the Year

 

Four physicians at each of the Cottage hospitals have been chosen as the 2012 Physicians of the Year.  The physicians were honored at Cottage Health System's Annual Medical Staff Meeting on November 15, 2012 at the Biltmore, Santa Barbara.

 

Each year the staff at Cottage is asked to submit nominations for Physician of the Year. The criteria for eligibility include:

  • Exemplary performance in dedication to the profession and patients
  • Respect and courtesy (professionalism)
  • Collaborative practice and the efficient use of resources

Cottage Health System 2012 Physicians of the Year:

C. Eric Schroeder Stephen Kaminski Christopher Lambert Kiran Mariwalla

 

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (2 physicians honored)

C. Eric Schroeder, MD

Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Joined SBCH medical staff in 2009

Native of Kansas City, MO

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree and medical education at University of Missouri
  • Internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, CO
  • Residency in internal medicine at UC, Los Angeles Kern Medical Center
  • Pulmonary and critical care fellowship at University of Kansas College of Health Sciences

C. Eric Schroeder, MD


 

Stephen Kaminski, MD

Specialty: Surgery and Critical Care Medicine

Joined SBCH medical staff in 2011

Native of Allentown, PA

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree from Boston College and medical school at Drexel University
  • Internship, residency and gastrointestinal surgery fellowship at Stanford University Hospital
  • Trauma/critical care fellowship at University of Maryland
 

Stephen Kaminski, MD


 

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Christopher Lambert, MD

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Joined GVCH medical staff in 1976

Native of San Francisco, CA

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree from UC, Santa Barbara and medical school at University of Hawaii School of Medicine
  • Internship at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, HI
  • Residency in general surgery at University of Hawaii School of Medicine
 

Christopher Lambert, MD


 

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Kiran Mariwalla, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Joined SYVCH in 2007

Native of London, England

Education:

  • Undergraduate degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Bay Shore, NY
  • Internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, NJ
  • Residency in pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ
 

Kiran Mariwalla, MD

 

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