Cottage Names Physicians of the Year

Each year the staff at Cottage is asked to submit nominations for Physician of the Year. The criteria for eligibility include the following:

• Exemplary performance in dedication to the profession and patients

• Respect and courtesy (professionalism)

• Collaborative practice and the efficient use of resources

Here are the Physicians of the Year from each of the Cottage hospitals:

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (2 physicians honored)

C. Eric Schroeder, MD

• Specialty: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

• Joined SBCH medical staff in 2009

• Native of Kansas City, MO

• Education:

o Undergraduate degree and medical education at University of Missouri

o Internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, CO

o Residency in internal medicine at UC, Los Angeles Kern Medical Center

o Pulmonary and critical care fellowship at University of Kansas College of Health Sciences

Stephen Kaminski, MD

• Specialty: Surgery and Critical Care Medicine

• Joined SBCH medical staff in 2011

• Native of Allentown, PA

• Education:

o Undergraduate degree from Boston College and medical school at Drexel University

o Internship, residency and gastrointestinal surgery fellowship at Stanford University Hospital

o Trauma/critical care fellowship at University of Maryland

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Christopher Lambert, MD

• Specialty: Emergency Medicine

• Joined GVCH medical staff in 1976

• Native of San Francisco, CA

• Education:

o Undergraduate degree from UC, Santa Barbara and medical school at University of Hawaii School of Medicine

o Internship at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, HI

o Residency in general surgery at University of Hawaii School of Medicine

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Kiran Mariwalla, MD

• Specialty: Internal Medicine

• Joined SYVCH in 2007

• Native of London, England

• Education:

o Undergraduate degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Bay Shore, NY

o Internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ

o Residency in pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ

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