Robert Larkin, MD, awarded Physician of the Year at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Dr. Larkin has been acknowledged as the 2015 Physician of the Year at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.  The entire medical staff was asked nominate a clinician who best represents the SPIRIT values of MMMC based on commitment, service, and dedication to patient care.

 Here are just a few of the many comments written about Dr. Larkin.

 -"No better doctor, teacher, advocate, friend, mentor, and all around compassionate guy".

-"Very responsible ER physician who displays all the great qualities a compassionate and outstanding doctor should embody".

- "Bob is one of the most caring and conscientious physicians I have ever worked with.   He is honest, diligent, and able to see the best in everyone without judgment.   At the same time he has the strength to do what is right for his patient, and can explain to the patient why".

-"I wanted to nominate Bob Larkin as Physician of the year.  It's been such a pleasure to work beside him over the past five years of my career at Montgomery.  Bob sets the bar on how medicine should be practiced.  He truly cares about every single patient he meets; I've seen him visit patients upstairs and call them after they are discharged.  I've never met anyone with as much medical knowledge and his caring, empathetic approach, and attention to detail truly makes him a special provider.  I have learned so much just by working in the same department as him, and without question, if I or any family member of mine needed emergency medical attention, he would be the first person I would call.  He is equally admired by colleagues, nursing and ancillary staff, and patients alike.  We are so fortunate to have him practice at our hospital and our community".

-"I wanted to cast a vote for a physician with whom I have both the honor and privilege of working with for many years.  He epitomizes the care, compassion, professionalism I think is lacking in many areas of medicine today.  He is a wealth of knowledge, patience and empathy and is a true physician healer.  That physician is Robert Larkin, MD.”

 After receiving the award, Dr. Larkin said “I was the last one to know about the award. I was honored and thrilled to be recognized by the Medical Staff and employees of MMMC. Several years ago, I worked at Providence Hospital in Family practice, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. It was there that I learned about the value of "Joy Care and Respect" while taking care of patients. It has guided me well through my years of practice in medicine.”

 This is not the first award Dr. Larkin has received from MMMC.  In 2014, he was acknowledged as best teacher and clinical educator of the year.  In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Larkin serves on a number of committees at MMMC, and is the Medical Director at Avery Road, a rehab and addiction center in Olney, Md.  Dr. Larkin began his career at MMMC in 2005.  He is dual certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.   

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Larkin.