Peggy Duggan, MD
While her new role as Tampa General Hospital’s chief medical officer may have taken her more than 1,000 miles away, Peggy Duggan, MD, will always consider Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital home.
Peggy not only spent the past 20-plus years of her career at the Faulkner—as a breast surgeon and in various leadership roles—she was born at the hospital she affectionally calls the “friendly Faulkner.”
“The Faulkner is home and always will be,” says Peggy, who most recently served as the hospital’s chief medical officer before joining the leadership team at Tampa General in January 2021. “I was born at the Faulkner, and when I interviewed to work there [in 1998], it was like coming full circle. As a leader and as a clinician, I really grew up there.”
Throughout her tenure, Peggy gave back both professionally and philanthropically, including naming the Faulkner as a beneficiary of her will. Peggy’s estate gift will provide flexible funding for areas of the hospital where support is needed the most.
“Providing patient- and family-centered care is a challenge and it’s costly—but it’s in the Faulkner’s DNA,” she explains. “I wanted my gift to help keep that perspective.”
In recognition of her generosity, Peggy was welcomed into The Brigham Legacy Society, which celebrates donors dedicated to shaping the future of medicine by including Brigham and Women’s Hospital or Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in their estate plans. Peggy hopes her gift will not only help continue the Faulkner’s tradition of providing expert, compassionate care to patients and their loved ones, but also serve as an inspiration to others to give generously.
“I strongly believe you should have a portfolio of things you plan to do in life—and it should include giving back to organizations that are important to you,” Peggy says. “Making a gift through my estate was an easy, amazing way to make an impact on the future of the Faulkner.”