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Pediatrician & Educator Dr. Cecil K. Thoppil Recognized by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Cecil Thoppil currently serves as Founder and Lead Clinician - Pediatrics of Novant Health Surry Medical Associates

A favorite of local clientele he was awarded the "Readers' Choice Mountie Award" for best Pediatrician in the area in 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

    MOUNT AIRY, NC, December 14, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Cecil Koshey Thoppil has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Thoppil (warmly known as Dr. T or Cecil) parlays his extensive experience for 22 years and knowledge in patient care into his current role as Founder and Lead Pediatric physician at Novant Health Surry Medical Associates. Novant Health is the largest Integrated Health Care System in the Carolinas and one of the largest in the United States. In addition he has served as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University for about 8 years teaching, mentoring and developing curriculums for Medical Students, and Advanced Clinic Practitioner students. In addition some of his recent roles include Board Member of Forsyth Medical Group, Chief of Staff at Northern Surry Community Hospital and Public Health Pediatrician through Surry County Health and Nutrition Center.

A native of Southern India, he completed his medical school training from the University of Kerala, India, in 1986. He then pursued post doc research training at the University of Texas, Galveston in areas pertaining to the control of breathing in newborns. Thereafter he completed an internship at Case Western University and then a residency at Texas A & M University/Scott and White Hospitals in Temple , Texas in 1992. A diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, he is also certified in several life support courses. He takes healthy pride and passion in serving with unrelenting safety, uncompromising quality and personalized care in delightful dimensions. His community passions include addressing pressing community needs by crossing compartments through public-private coalitions and partnerships. His keen understanding of health care systems large and small has been demonstrated in the varied roles that he has had through successfully chairing and serving on numerous committees at the community hospital and Novant Health along the roles of vision and growth, integration, quality and safety, to name a few.

Dr. Thoppil is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of American Medical Association, and North Carolina Medical and Pediatric Society. A favorite of local clientele he was awarded the "Readers' Choice Mountie Award" for best Pediatrician in the area in 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2014 he was given a Certificate of Excellence by the State of North Carolina. He is a past recipient of Bridges to Excellence Award for quality and the first Pediatrician to obtain NCQA certification in the region. Dr Thoppil authored the book "Dr. Cecil's 7 Healthy Habits for Kindergartners" which was distributed with a public health grant to local schools and libraries to address childhood obesity. He has also contributed articles to professional journals. He has been interviewed on several radio talk shows and has appeared on WXII TV Channel 12 on relevant health care issues. Additionally he has had the honor of being named to numerous Marquis Who's Who publications, including Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care, Who's Who is Science and Engineering and Who's Who in America.

Dr. Thoppil is an ordained deacon in the Baptist church and founded "Transformations" at Salem Baptist Church. He volunteers with the Special Olympics program and as a judge in the County School Science Competitions. He also actively supports the Autism Chapter and the local Reeves Community Center.

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