Talano MD James webIn recognition of National Doctors’ Day on March 30th, Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) is pleased to announce that James Talano, M.D. is the recipient of the 4th Annual CCMS Physician of the Year Award. The award honors a CCMS member who deserves special recognition for exemplary contributions to the practice of medicine and/or outstanding service to our community. Members of the Medical Society submitted nominations for this prestigious award to the CCMS Board of Directors, who have selected Dr. Talano from the talented pool of candidates.

The award will be presented at the CCMS 61st Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers, May 19, 2018 at Wyndemere Country Club. Seats and sponsorships can be purchased online or by contacting CCMS: (239) 435-7727 or info@ccmsonline.org.

“I am humbled and honored in being selected to receive the CCMS Physician of the Year Award. My efforts with the Medical Society have been focused on better enabling our physician members to practice high quality medicine, unencumbered by organizational, institutional, or government influence,” said Dr. Talano. “As Physicians, not just providers of care, we must continue to work together as a respected voice to best serve the healthcare needs of our community. CCMS is that voice. I accept the nomination!”

Dr. Talano was nominated by his colleagues Dr. Paul Jones and Dr. Sajan Rao. The nominations described Dr. Talano’s contributions to the community as founder and clinical director of The SWICFT Institute of Southwest Florida; numerous publications in cardiovascular disease; appointments as professor, director, and chief of top cardiology programs; leadership positions with CCMS, the Southwest Florida Physicians Association, Collier County Emergency Medical Services Board, and NCH Healthcare System; and his volunteer work at the Neighborhood Health Clinic. Dr. Talano is also a retired Major in the US Army Reserve Medical Corp.

Dr. Jones commended Dr. Talano as a “truly outstanding physician and a role model to us all”, and Dr. Rao noted Dr. Talano’s “commitment to the Medical Society, Collier County, and most importantly his patients.”

“We are honored to acknowledge those physicians who go above and beyond the usual call of duty in sharing their time and talents with our community,” commented CCMS President, Dr. Catherine Kowal. “Congratulations, Dr. Talano, and thank you for all you do to enhance the quality of medical care in Collier County.”