Building lasting relationships


For Emily Greengard, M.D., a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Masonic Children’s Hospital and part of the U’s pediatrics faculty, each day at work is a little bit different. She balances patient care with research, teaching, service on various committees, and more.

But at the end of the day, it’s caring for patients that sings to her most.

“I treasure the relationships I form with patients and families,” she says. “It is an honor to help them through some of the hardest and most vulnerable times of their lives. In my role as their physician, I hope I can make an incredibly difficult situation a little bit easier.”

“The most important thing to me is that my patients receive the best care possible and feel supported,” Greengard continues. That’s why the Masonic Mission Award means so much to her.

Greengard was nominated for her commitment to going the extra mile and building lasting relationships with her patients. Her nominator writes:

“Dr. Greengard has been the constant care, support, and inspiration to my daughter for many, many years. She will stay by my daughter’s side until she feels better, squeeze appointments in at the end of the day, personally call to see how we’re doing, check in on us while she’s on vacation, and really listen. It is such a comforting feeling to know that Dr. Greengard cares enough to continue care even when we are not in the office. She is my daughter’s best medical resource, an advocate, a friend, and an inspiration. She is who my daughter looks up to most in this world, so much so that her goal is to be a pediatric hematologist/oncologist too.”


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