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    Alicia ‘Lee’ Smilowicz, 38
    Medical Director
    HealthCalls, LLC


    Forty Under 40 Award winner Alicia Smilowicz is an osteopathic physician who is distinguishing herself as an associate clinical professor at the University of New England, where she’s worked for six years.

    In the past 12-18 months, she’s completed a fellowship for the American Academy of Osteopathy, which is the highest academic honor of her specialty. There are only 70 AAO fellows in the U.S., and Alicia, at 38, is the youngest, having earned the honor on her first attempt, according to her husband, Jose Peralta, who nominated Alicia for the Forty Under 40 Award.

    “As a clinical professor, she is part of the education of at least 300 students yearly. The heartfelt nature that she brings to education, and the enthusiasm for her field, ignites long-term mentoring relationships with medical students,” Peralta says.

    … “Her compassionate nature does not allow her to close her practice at 5 o’clock. She is extremely concerned about her patients as a whole, which means you will often see her raking leaves, preparing dinners and providing social support outside of her medical office.”

    This dedication has not gone unrecognized by her peers at the university, who often utilize the resources that Alicia’s training brings to her department. “She is an ongoing reference for academic thought and often a sounding board for management ideas relating to enigmatic patient care,” Peralta says.

    Alicia’s colleagues, in turn, are an inspiration to her, as are her patients, students, family and friends. “There is nothing like enthusiasm, laughter and joy to enrich our experiences, particularly when it comes to healing and promoting a sense of personal satisfaction and fulfillment,” she says. “I am motivated by those who embrace life with a spirit of passion.”

    Alica’s dedication also is evident in her practice, HealthCalls LLC, which she recently opened and hopes will create an environment of healing that greatly benefits her patients.

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