(January 31, 2012) Grapevine, TX – Dr. Shahid Shafi of Surgical Group of North Texas wins Five Star Spirit Award from Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine.  The award was created because as a health care organization, Baylor’s customers and colleagues expect them to provide safe, quality, compassionate heath care.  They understand that the people of an organization are its biggest asset and this is a way to recognize their best people.

Due to Dr. Shafi’s numerous professional achievements, outstanding notoriety, and commitment to his patients and staff, he is the model recipient for this prestigious award.  In November of last year, Dr. Shafi was awarded his first Gold Star pin for providing Five Star service, a nomination submitted by an employee, patient, physician, or guest describing him as the embodiment of the Baylor Grapevine Five Star Spirit.

Dr. Shafi has been practicing General and Robotic Surgery with Surgical Group of North Texas (SGNT) for over three years. During this time, he has also been performing research for the improvement of surgical care at the Baylor Institute for Healthcare Research and Improvement.

Prior to joining SGNT, Dr. Shafi spent six years as a professor, researcher, and trauma surgeon at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Memorial Hospital. He has received many honors and appointments during his notable career so far, including appointments to the North Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council and the Texas Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council, was a founder of the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Program, and speaks both nationally and abroad on key surgical issues.

To make an appointment with Dr Shafi, call 817-251-0700 or contact your primary care physician for a referral. For more details on the Surgical Group of North Texas, go to SurgicalGroupNT.com.