Dr. Angad Singh named 2024 David B. Thorud Leadership Award recipient

We are thrilled to congratulate Family Medicine faculty member, Dr. Angad Singh, for receiving the 2024 David B. Thorud Leadership Award. Recognizing outstanding leadership since 2006, the Thorud Leadership Award is the highest leadership honor at the University of Washington.

David B. Thorud Leadership Awardees are chosen based on a variety of criteria that demonstrate leadership, including exhibiting innovation, the ability to find practical solutions for complex problems, championing equity in working and learning environments, teamwork, and excellent listening skills. Dr. Singh is the embodiment of these traits.

Dr. Singh is a dual board-certified Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics physician who serves as UW Medicine’s Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer for Ambulatory Care and Health Equity. He is a graduate of the UW Family Medicine Residency program (Class of 2016) and currently is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education at the University of Washington.

Dr. Singh’s work has been truly transformative. Most notably, he is being recognized for his leadership in developing and implementing expanded telemedicine access for reproductive health services across the state of Washington. In doing so, UW Medicine became the first health system in the state and one of the few in the country to offer these services.

His informatics work has also been instrumental in improving the care experience for practitioners and patients alike. He is an expert on the electronic medical record (EMR), and has helped improve the EMR experience by sharing his expertise with medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty across the UW system. He also developed The Telehealth Toolkit as a national resource during the COVID-19 pandemic to ease the transition to telemedicine at a time when video visit technology was still new and unfamiliar for many. In addition, Dr. Singh co-chairs the Social Drivers of Health Committee to help UW Medicine address key factors that can contribute to health inequities.

Beyond his role as an informatics leader, Dr. Singh is dedicated to teaching and mentoring a diversity of learners. He serves as a core faculty member for the UW Clinical Informatics fellowship and has twice received the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Teaching Award. He has also served on the UW School of Medicine Executive Admissions Committee. Clinically, Dr. Singh practices as an Urgent Care physician within UW Medicine Primary Care and has received the Cares Award three times.

It is these momentous achievements and more that inspired Dr. Singh’s nomination. Dr. Singh is praised by his nominators for his compassion, collaboration, and visionary leadership. Here are some of their comments:

“I work with amazing people every day at the University of Washington and am often surprised and impressed with everyone’s accomplishments; Dr. Singh rises above that difficult threshold with his creativity, skill, persistence, and compassion.” Sarah Prager, Professor, Complex Family Planning/Obstetrics and Gynecology

“I find Dr. Singh to be most deserving of this award not only for his dedication and professionalism but in his embodiment of the principles for this award including his innovation, the ability to find practical solutions for complex problems, championing equity in working, teamwork and excellent listening skills.” Emily Godfrey, Professor, Family Medicine

“Angad’s ability to listen attentively to operational challenges and work collaboratively to find innovative and practical solutions was truly commendable. (…) His visionary leadership, problem-solving skills, and commitment to advancing equity and access have left an indelible mark on UW Medicine and the communities we serve.” Sumona Das Gupta, Director, Pharmacy Business & Strategic Development, Pharmacy

Dr. Singh will be honored at a ceremony in Meany Hall at 3:30pm on June 6th. The program includes a ceremony hosted by President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Tricia Serio and reception. All are welcome!