SHE was nominated for helping patient Simon Instone to continue living.
Asha Senapati, consultant lower GI surgeon, won Hospital Doctor of the Year in The News Best of Health Awards.
She said: ‘It was a great honour to be nominated for this award, and I would like to thank the judges for their commendation.
‘I would like to thank those who nominated me for this award.
‘Colorecral surgery demands a lot, not only from our patients, but also from the team who looks after them.
‘I’m lucky enough to work with some of the finest people in the health service, and it is on behalf of them all that I receive this award.’
Dr Tim Gulliford, a consultant oncologist, was runner-up.