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W. Gordon Frankle, MD named 2012 Physician of the Year

Rutland Regional Medical Center announced April 2 that W. Gordon Frankle, MD  has been named Rutland Regional Medical Center's 2012 Physician of the Year. The annual announcement is one of the community's most prestigious honors bestowed upon a physician.

The board-certified psychiatrist was selected as the medical staff member who best personifies the hospital's core values and patient-centered model of care. "He is a dedicated physician who cares deeply about his patients and goes above and beyond to help anyone in need," says Tom Huebner, CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center.

In a nomination submitted by his peers, Dr. Frankle was cited for his work in transitioning the psychiatric unit to a high-acuity inpatient unit after the tropical storm Irene related closure of the Vermont State Hospital. Dr. Frankle was also commended for his work in developing and implementing an inter-disciplinary program to offer treatment to pregnant, opiate-addicted women, thus increasing the health of both mother and their vulnerable children, and preventing neonatal opiate addiction and withdrawal symptoms.

Dr. Frankle earned his Bachelor of Science degree in cell, molecular, and developmental biology at McGill University and earned his medical degree from New York Medical College.  He completed residency in psychiatry at Harvard University in the Massachusetts General/McLean Hospital program and subsequently a schizophrenia research fellowship at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University.

Dr. Frankle and his fiancée, Monica Beneyto, PhD, relocated to Vermont in 2010 and live in Chittenden.

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