Karczmar named Outstanding Physician at Miriam

Dr. Peter Karczmar, a pulmonologist and sleep specialist, was recently named the 2012 recipient of the Charles C.J. Carpenter, Outstanding Physician of the Year award by his peers at The Miriam Hospital. Karczmar is a partner in Coastal Medical’s pulmonary and internal-medicine group and serves as director of the Coastal Medical Sleep Disorders Center. A native of Warsaw, Poland, Karczmar received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed his internal-medicine residency and fellowships in pulmonary and critical-care medicine at Brown and Rhode Island Hospital. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



PBN Q&A

Karczmar named Outstanding Physician at Miriam

I was struck by how much of the work done by the institute is a public-health issue.
Posted 10/8/12

Dr. Peter Karczmar, a pulmonologist and sleep specialist, was recently named the 2012 recipient of the Charles C.J. Carpenter, Outstanding Physician of the Year award by his peers at The Miriam Hospital. Karczmar is a partner in Coastal Medical’s pulmonary and internal-medicine group and serves as director of the Coastal Medical Sleep Disorders Center. A native of Warsaw, Poland, Karczmar received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed his internal-medicine residency and fellowships in pulmonary and critical-care medicine at Brown and Rhode Island Hospital.

PBN: Besides practicing medicine full time, you served as president of the hospital’s medical-executive committee and are involved with other community organizations, including a nonprofit asthma clinic you founded. Can you share any time-management tips?

KARCZMAR: I am the last person to give out tips on time management. Unlike my wife, Cathy, who is the time-management queen, I work best when I know there is a deadline. Nothing focuses the mind like an impending execution. Not having kids is also something that allows us to channel our energies into community endeavors.

PBN: In addition, you’re currently working to establish another clinic – this one in conjunction with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence. What prompted this venture?

KARCZMAR: We live on the South Side of Providence and held a fundraiser at our house for the institute. I was struck by how much of the work done by the institute is a public-health issue, and how relevant this is not only to victims of violence, but to our entire society. There is this entire generation of kids and young adults who are invisible to those of us who live in what are termed “safe neighborhoods.” I believe it’s important for all of us – particularly those in the health care profession – to help those who aren’t as lucky as others.

PBN: And you’re also an assistant professor. What do you like about teaching clinical medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University?

KARCZMAR: Anyone who has become a physician did so with the help of teachers and mentors. For generations, whether during medical-school classes or clinical rotations, there were always teachers present who did so much more than simply teaching skills. •

No comments on this story | Add your comment
Please log in or register to add your comment
Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Register today for the First Annual PBN Manufacturing Awards Dinner and Ceremony, Thursday, April 24th, at the Bryant University Bello Center. Click here for more information, including the list of winners.
  • Business Women
    Accomplished. Confident. Wicked Smart. Nominate women you know who deserve speci ...
  • 40 Under Forty
    It's the 10th Anniversary of 40 Under Forty, and PBN is planning a special event ...
  • Healthiest Employers
    Enrollment now open for the 2014 Healthiest Employers Program. Please take a mom ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News