Commended for his passion for uninsured and medically underserved patients in his community, Bloomington orthopaedic surgeon Rajih Haddawi, M.D., was chosen to receive the ISMA Physician Community Service Award. His selection was announced during the ISMA’s annual convention, Sept. 22 in Indianapolis.
In 2007, Dr. Haddawi’s passion became reality when he established the Volunteers in Medicine free health care clinic, which now serves thousands of local residents.
Additionally, Dr. Hadawi has served his community as president of the Society of the Friends of Music at IU, as a member of the International Committee of the IU Foundation and on the board of directors of the Shalom Community Center for the homeless.
The annual Physician Community Service Award honors an Indiana physician who has made outstanding civic, cultural, social or economic contributions to the community.