PGY2, urology resident, Jorge D. Mena, MD, received the 2020-21 ZSFG Krevans Award virtually at the annual ZSFG Medical Staff Meeting in June 2021 for his excellent performance during his intern year at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).
The Krevans Award recognizes "excellence in patient care, as exemplified by clinical competence, professional conduct, concern for patients and interaction with all level of staff, including peers." Recipients are selected by the chiefs of the various medical departments at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The award was established in 1979 by the Gladstone Institutes, a privately funded, UCSF-affiliated research institute formerly on the ZSFG campus. The award is named for former UCSF Chancellor Julius R. Krevans.
Dr. Mena is a first-generation immigrant from Venezuela and the first physician in his family. His favorite aspect of working at ZSFG is the privilege to care for the most underserved communities in the city, especially the Hispanic community. “Being able to connect personally and culturally with these patients is incredibly fulfilling,” says Dr. Mena, “and is one of the reasons why I chose to pursue Urology training at UCSF.”