L to R: Harrol T. (Terry) Hutchison, MD, PhD, and Jasmean Mann, a UC Merced graduate and aspiring doctor. Photo via UCSF Fresno
Written by Donald A. Promnitz
A UCSF physician and professor received recognition for humanism in care for efforts made throughout his career.
According to a release from the campus, Dr. Harrol T. Hutchison (or “Dr. Hutch”), a child and adult neurologist, was honored with the Child Neurology Society’s 2019 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award this month during the society’s meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Hutchison is well known for taking extra time with patients, giving out his personal cellphone number and answering after-hours calls. He estimates that he’s had around 40,000 encounters with medical residents and students in 40 years of teaching.
“He has taught so many people how to be great doctors by showing them that for him, it is only about taking care of patients,” said Dr. Mark Stecker, Fresno clinical professor of neurology and chief of neurology.
Dr. Hutichson has been teaching at UCSF Fresno since 1983, with the exception of a six-year interlude at the home campus in San Francisco from 2005 to 2011.