Ballas Wins UIP Award

Dr. Zuhair Ballas was named the 2017 winner of the UIP’s Best Consulting Provider Award.

This award is given to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding consulting or specialized services to the inpatient and ambulatory surgery patients of UI Health Care.

Zuhair Ballas is sometimes referred to as the “Dr. House” of UI Hospitals and Clinics. An outstanding clinician who is always willing to teach, he does a profound analysis of the patient and considers all the possible differential diagnoses, whether they fall within his specialty or not. He excels at obtaining detailed histories from his patients. Even if he believes that a patient’s condition might not be related to an autoimmune disorder, he provides a clear explanation and potential differentials. He is very helpful with complicated cases involving many consultants, when it can be difficult to establish priorities and define an appropriate work-up plan. In addition, he is truly involved in the care of the patient while respectful of his consultant role. He will always discuss his thought process and care plan with the primary team and provide a valuable teaching experience.

Read about past recipients of this award.