Dr Patrick Withrow receives Smoke-free Advocate of the Year nomination

March 14, 2018

Patrick Withrow, MD, FACC, has been nominated for the 2018 David B. Stevens, MD Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence in promoting secondhand smoke education and smoke-free policy.

Patrick Withrow, MD, FACC, has been nominated for the 2018 David B. Stevens, MD Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence in promoting secondhand smoke education and smoke-free policy.
 
The winner will be announced April 11 at the spring conference of the University of Kentucky’s Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy.
 
After practicing in an interventional cardiology practice for 25 years, Dr. Withrow served as Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Health Paducah. He now serves as the hospital’s outreach director, and is Governor-Elect for The Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (KY-ACC).

Among his many contributions, Dr. Withrow helped successfully advocate for a state law to mandate CPR training in Kentucky high schools, and he continues to drive forward needed public policy changes that will protect Kentuckians and prevent needless deaths due to smoking and drug use. Dr. Withrow, Paducah Police Capt. Anthony Copeland and CenterPoint Recovery Center counselor Matt Lacefield have traveled to nine counties and spoken to 10,000 students about the dangers of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs.
 
Frequently recognized as a leader within the medical community, Dr. Withrow is a past recipient of the American Heart Association Kentucky Leadership Award, the Community Hero Award from the Kentucky Medical Association, a Civilian Service Award from the Paducah Police Department and the KY-ACC Honorable Maestro Award.

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