Bayhealth Physician of the Year Awards


Bayhealth Physicians of the Year were honored at the Medical Staff Recognition Event at Dover Downs Hotel. Presented by Bayhealth’s nurses, the award honorees are Oncologist Iftekhar Khan, MD, for Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Medical Hospitalist Ilyas Vahora, MD, for Bayhealth Milford Memorial.

Dr. Khan joined Bayhealth Hematology Oncology Associates in 2002. He was nominated for his strong empathy, concern, and understanding for each situation with patients and staff. “Dr. Khan willingly teaches his patients what he or she needs to know in order to cope with a serious and sometimes terminal disease,” a nominator wrote. “He has an intuitive mind and uses his instinctive nature to provide care in an outstanding manner.”

Dr. Vahora has been a Bayhealth hospitalist for three years, and patients and staff have benefited from his knowledge and compassionate nature. “I can think of a recent example where a patient was rather insistent she receive a home medication while she was here at the hospital,” a nominator wrote. “Dr. Vahora took time out of his busy shift to come explain the reasoning to the patient, as well as suggest some alternatives. His calm and complete explanation diffused a tense situation.”

Dr. Vahora said he is blessed to work with wonderful people in an environment that allows personal growth. “I have had the pleasure to work with the nursing staff especially those that work at night over the past half year. These group of people are the most compassionate, dedicated and hardworking people I have had the chance to work with,” he said. “They provide me a safety net that allows me to do my job and lets me take care of our patients.”



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