Kathy Flegel, Assistant Professor

September 2014 Golden Rose Recipient

Kathy Flegel

Dr. Flegel was on call when our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry team as consulted on a truly tragic case. It involved psychiatric, forensic, medical, ethical and social struggles. Dr. Flegel rearranged her schedule to continue to see this patient throughout the upcoming week because she wanted to provide continuity and support to this patient who had lost so much. She also spent countless hours coordinating with the other professionals on the case, including the medical teams, Child Protective Services, lawyers as well as the patient's family. She was a supportive resource for the patient as well as her colleagues who were struggling with the emotions brought up by this case. She handled the situation with an immense amount of leadership, grace and strength.