Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough Counties, FL – Medical Center of Trinity has announced that its 2013 Physician Frist Humanitarian Award was presented to Haravu Lokesh, MD.

The Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for humanitarian and volunteer services. Named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., founder of HCA and renowned humanitarian, this award recognizes individuals whose daily dedication and care–giving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment.

Three awards are given annually at each HCA hospital. One recognizes an HCA employee who goes beyond day-to-day responsibilities and their overall service to the community. Another recognizes an HCA volunteer who gives unselfishly in service to the facility. A third award is announced to a physician who best epitomizes Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.’s commitment to the communities in which we serve.

Medical Center of Trinity’s employee and volunteer awards were announced previously.

About Haravu Lokesh, MD

Dr. Lokesh has been practicing pediatrics for over 30 years. He graduated from the prestigious pediatric residency program at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and also earned a Masters degree in Business Administration, specializing in Health Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami.

Dr. Lokesh completed his medical school in India and post–graduate pediatric training in India and England. He has practiced as a pediatrician in India, the Middle East, England, and Ireland.

In 1994 he was honored as a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, an honor earned for his expertise in pediatric care. He is currently board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Lokesh is closely associated with many community organizations that provide free healthcare to children in need. He served as Chief of Pediatrics at Trinity Medical Center and President of the Pasco County Medical Association. Dr. Lokesh is currently the president–elect of the Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin of Tampa Bay, whose main activities are charitable partnerships, promotion of cultural activities and providing continued medical education to the members of the physician community in Florida. Dr. Lokesh also volunteers at Good Samaritan Clinic and Florida Metropolitan Ministries.