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Florida Hospital Tampa Honors Doctors at the 2014 Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce “Medical Hero Awards”

Florida Hospital Tampa is proud to announce the 2014 Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Medical Hero Awards recipients. Dr. Charles Cox was the recipient of the Healthcare Professional Lifetime Achievement Award and Dr. Charles Lambert was the recipient of the Healthcare Professional Research Award. The Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce and Florida Hospital Tampa hosted the 3rd Annual Medical Hero Award ceremony last night at the TPepin’s Hospitality Center. These awards are presented to physicians who demonstrate personal dedication to their patients, contribute to the community’s welfare and seek ways to provide innovative care in the Greater Temple Terrace and Tampa community.

“Florida Hospital Tampa is proud of all our dedicated and compassionate physicians who are called on to care for patients in our community every day. It’s a special honor when our doctors are recognized by the community and their peers. Our team congratulates Dr. Cox and Dr. Lambert for their dedication and selfless efforts to care for their patients, educate our community, inspire the medical profession and conduct life changing research to improve the health and wellness of our community,” said Brian Adams, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Tampa.

Florida Hospital Tampa congratulates all 2014 Medical Hero Award Winners:

  • Mental Health Professional: Sheryle R. Baker, LMHC, The Life Center of the Suncoast, Inc.
  • Chiropractor: Debra Hoffman, DC, Hoffman Chiropractic Centre
  • Doctor of Dentist/Orthodontics: Julio Maya, DMD, Today’s Dentistry
  • Medical Specialist: Peter Dunne, MD, James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center
  • Primary Care Physician: Dean Christensen, MD, City of Temple Terrace Fire Department
  • Surgeon: Richard Gray, MD, Florida Medical Clinic
  • Research: Charles R. Lambert, MD, Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute
  • Lifetime Achievement: Charles E. Cox, MD, USF Breast Health and Florida Hospital Tampa

Dr. Charles Cox is a Professor of Surgery and began his career at the University of South Florida (USF) in 1983. He is a world-renowned clinician, surgeon, researcher, author and speaker. In 2011, he was awarded the Health Care Hero’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. He was Governor at Large for the American College of Surgeons and Past President for the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Cox actively practices at USF Breast Health and Florida Hospital Tampa.

Dr. Charles Lambert serves as the Medical Director, Medical Research Director and Quality Outcomes Director at Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Physiology and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida. He also received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.

The Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce is leading the business community with its strong and committed membership. The Chamber provides many opportunities to get involved and make a difference for businesses. For more information please visit