Shiv Patel
2018 MVS Scholar
Sponsored by Roxboro, NC No. 2005
Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine


"As a future physician, I will be able to continue advancing our mission by directing my efforts toward treating patients from underserved communities while also encouraging my fellow clinicians to do so as well. I look forward to working on the frontlines, being the first point of contact for patients as they navigate their health. In the process, I will be able to provide care to those who need it and ultimately leaving a lasting impact on the well-being of others."

After losing her husband, Gunther, to a staph infection in November 2009, the late Lee Weigel wanted to improve the quality of healthcare in our country. To realize that goal, she partnered with the Elks National Foundation to endow the Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship, which helps Elks scholars pursue careers in medicine. For more information, visit

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