Teaching Awards

Natalie Lui, MD

Assistant Professor

2020 Dwight C. McGoon Teaching Award

Awarded by the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association

The Dr. Dwight C. McGoon Award is an award given annually by the TSRA to an outstanding young faculty member in cardiothoracic surgery in recognition of his or her commitment to resident education and mentorship. Each year, cardiothoracic surgery residents in North America are eligible to nominate a faculty member within the first ten years of their attendingship who has demonstrated a remarkable interest in resident training — inside or outside of the operating room. From the nominated faculty, the winner will be selected and presented with the award at the STS Annual Meeting.

Dr. Natalie Lui is the second woman to receive the award in fourteen years, and Stanford is one of only two institutions to recieve this award twice.

Leah Backhus, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor

2019 Dwight C. McGoon Teaching Award

Awarded by the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association

The Dr. Dwight C. McGoon Award is an award given annually by the TSRA to an outstanding young faculty member in cardiothoracic surgery in recognition of his or her commitment to resident education and mentorship. Each year, cardiothoracic surgery residents in North America are eligible to nominate a faculty member within the first ten years of their attendingship who has demonstrated a remarkable interest in resident training — inside or outside of the operating room. From the nominated faculty, the winner will be selected and presented with the award at the STS Annual Meeting.

Dr. Leah Backhus is the first woman to receive the award in fourteen years, the first African American recipient, and the first recipient from Stanford.