Dr. Kenneth Lipow of Fairfield, chief of neurosurgery at Bridgeport Hospital, was named Physician of the Year at the hospital's recent annual Physician Leadership Summit.
He was selected for the award based on feedback in patient satisfaction surveys and letters from satisfied patients, the hospital said.
More than 50 other physicians were also recognized for achieving patient satisfaction survey scores in the 90th percentile or higher.
Lipow earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and completed his residency at New York's Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center.
In 1985, he joined the medical staff of Bridgeport Hospital, where he has helped spearhead innovative neurosurgical care for nearly 30 years.
Most recently, he has been one of the region's pioneers in the use of the O-arm/Steath Station navigation system, which guides surgeons through complex neuro-spinal procedures.