Dr Stacey Bielinski, Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Chicago, Illinois:
Former resident in training under Dr Gavin
I am honored to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Dr. Kevin Gavin. During my three years of surgical residency Dr. Gavin served as a teacher and mentor to me. He truly has a passion for teaching and I feel privileged to have trained under his leadership. He was always patient and taught me something new with every surgical case. He was never too busy to answer a question or take more time to explain a subject matter in greater detail. Aside from his regular duties as an attending within the residency program he often takes extra time out of his busy schedule to organize additional workshops and lectures in order to further the education of the residents. His goal is to ensure that every resident receives well-rounded training to prepare for a career as both a physician and surgeon.
Dr. Gavin is not only an exceptional teacher but also an outstanding foot and ankle surgeon as well. His surgical skills and innovative techniques are among the best that I have had the opportunity to witness. He is able to draw upon his extensive knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat even the most complex problems. He has an excellent rapport with his patients and effectively communicates with them so they are active participants in their treatment plan. He is well respected by both patients and colleagues alike. I have seen his compassion and empathy firsthand and strive to embody the same qualities with my own patients. Dr. Gavin was instrumental in helping me to become the doctor that I am today and it is because of this that I highly recommend him without reservation.