Vascular Surgeon Dr. Carmen Piccolo Honored with McLeod Merit Award


Dr. Dale Lusk presents Dr. Carmen Piccolo with the McLeod Merit Award during the McLeod Medical Staff meeting on May 6.

Vascular Surgeon Dr. Carmen Piccolo was presented with a McLeod Merit Award during the McLeod Medical Staff Meeting on May 6, 2019. Dale Lusk, Corporate Chief Medical Officer, presented the award to Dr. Piccolo for his outstanding service to McLeod Health.

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. Piccolo was nominated for a Merit Award by Erin Faile, Service Line Development Director, McLeod Physician Associates. In her nomination for this distinction, she said: “Dr. Piccolo’s value of the person is shown day in and day out in his work. He always wants what is best for the patient even if it puts him at a disadvantage. I have witnessed countless times where a patient needed to be seen and Dr. Piccolo, on the way out the door, would stop and say ‘Put them on my schedule.’ At the end of the day, he always asks what can he do to help.”

Amanda Butler, Associate Vice President of Patient Services, added, “Dr. Piccolo is very passionate about the Vascular Program at McLeod. He is a leader in quality outcomes and patient centered care. He dissects any and all opportunities for improvement to ensure wo do it better the next time. Dr. Piccolo treats each patient as if it was his own family member. He is supportive of nursing and support services. He is always willing to provide in-services for staff and takes the opportunity to teach in the moment. Dr. Piccolo has led the Pulmonary Embolism (PE) committee with Susan Breeden and Ashley Gaskins. His engagement with other physicians throughout the organization has made a true difference in process improvements for PE. We are lucky to have such a wonderful, passionate physician in Heart and Vascular.”

Dr. Piccolo is board certified in vascular surgery and general surgery. During his education, Dr. Piccolo received training in advanced techniques using percutaneous methods for aneurysm repairs. Dr. Piccolo received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY. He completed his residency at General Surgery Consortium Program with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA and completed a General Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. A resident of Florence, Dr. Piccolo and his wife Korinne have two children.