Dr. Bishara Honored with McLeod Merit Award


Dr. Dale Lusk presents Dr. Tarek Bishara with the McLeod Merit Award during the McLeod Medical Staff meeting on April 9.

Dr. Tarek Bishara was presented with a McLeod Merit Award during the McLeod Medical Staff Meeting on April 9, 2018. Dr. Dale Lusk, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services for McLeod Regional Medical Center, presented the award to Dr. Bishara for his outstanding service to McLeod and his leadership as the Chair of Pathology and Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratories at McLeod.

“Dr. Bishara cares deeply about the patients receiving his services,” said Dr. Lusk. “He also cares about his co-workers and staff as evidenced by his patient, kind demeanor and great communication skills. He is gracious and humble, considering himself as part of the team, always willing to compliment and give others credit. Please join me in recognizing Dr. Bishara for his extraordinary work and receipt of this honor by staff and peers.”
The McLeod Merit Award is given by McLeod employees who nominate their fellow co-workers for exemplifying the McLeod Values and reflect the organization’s mission to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves. These recipients are recognized for their compassion, enthusiasm, and dedication to their profession, as well as their willingness to help others.

Dr. Bishara was nominated for a Merit Award by the McLeod Lab team for his diligence and outstanding contributions. In his nomination for this distinction, they said:
“Dr. Bishara shows that he feels a sense of personal responsibility for improvement of health care in the region served by McLeod. He is highly active in the community and spends many extra hours serving on various committees. He gives much of his time toward the pursuit of quality and has been known to return to work when he is off in order to read slides to complete a patient’s diagnostic reports sooner.

“His educational accomplishments and achievements are also exemplary. These honors are part of the evidence of high quality in his knowledge of medicine and pathology, which benefits our patients. He submits regularly to quality checks administered by the College of American Pathology, exemplifies quality himself in all that he does and demands quality from his staff at all times.”

Dr. Bishara is a Pathologist and President of Pee Dee Pathology Associates, Inc. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia graduating Magna Cum Laude, and completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Bishara also completed his fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Maryland. A member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, he is also a member of the American Board of Pathology and is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Bishara joined the McLeod Health Board of Trustees in 2017. He has been a Trustee of the McLeod Health Foundation Board since 2010, and served as Vice Chair of the Board for three years. Dr. Bishara is married to Dr. Lisa Ann Bishara, an Anesthesiologist with Medical Anesthesia Consultants, LLC. They have one daughter, Katherine. He and his family are members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Florence.