Awards and Honors

Best Oral Presentation Award

Chioma Anidi from Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart's lab won "Best Oral Presentation Award" for her paper "STN Neuromodulation of beta bursts is relevant for freezing of gait in freely moving people with Parkinson’s disease" at the Freezing of Gait Meeting in Leuven Belgium, June 6-8, 2018.

Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society (FNCS)

Chitra Venkatasubramanian MBBS, MD, MSc was elected to become a Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society (FNCS) in recognition of her services in the field of neurocritical care. Dr. Venkat will be receiving this honor in September 2018 at the annual meeting. This is given to individuals to recognize exceptional service, academic excellence, and leadership in the field of Neurocritical care.

2018 Distinguished Physician Award

Yuen So received the 2018 Distinguished Physician Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) for his contributions as a clinician and educator to the field of neuromuscular medicine. 


Neurology Clerkship Teaching Awards 2018

FACULTY
Carl Gold
Lucas Kipp
Leslie Lee
Srikanth Muppidi
Jacinda Sampson
Sarada Sakamuri
Kathryn Kvam

RESIDENTS
Shefali Dujari
Lironn Kraler
Jonathan Santoro
Kate Therkelsen

The Fishers-Dunn Teaching Award

Nina Bozinov was awarded the 2018 Fishers-Dunn Teaching Award. This award is given to one of our graduating seniors selected according to highest final count of positive comments given by clerkship students evaluating our residents and faculty.

2018 Lysia Forno Award for Teaching Excellence

Katie Kvam won the 2018 Lysia Forno Award for Teaching Excellence. This award is given annually by the Stanford Neurology Residents to one faculty member in recognition of outstanding performance as a clinical teacher.

The Christine Wijman Humanism in Medicine Award 

Nina Bozinov was awarded the 2018 Christine Wijman Humanism in Medicine Award. Awarded annually to an outstanding Stanford Neurology trainee, who demonstrates that concern for human interests, values, and dignity is of the utmost importance to the care of the sick.

Chair of the MS Section of the American Academy of Neurology

Jeffrey Dunn, MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, was elected Chair of the MS Section of the American Academy of Neurology at the AAN in April 2018.

Kimford J. Meador Research in Women with Epilepsy Award

The American Epilepsy Society named an award after Dr. Meador: “Kimford J. Meador Research in Women with Epilepsy Award.” This award is given to encourage research into special issues faced by women with epilepsy. The award was named after Dr. Meador in recognition of his outstanding contributions in this area.

Arthur L. Bloomfield Award

Leslie Lee, MD, clinical professor of neurology and neurological sciences received the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine.

2018 Huntington's Disease Society Center of Excellence

Drs. Sharon Sha and Veronica Santini are the Co-Directors of the Stanford Multidisciplinary Huntington's Disease and Ataxia Clinic, which was named a 2018 Huntington's Disease Society Center of Excellence, one of 43 centers across the country providing excellent multidisciplinary clinical care for patients and families affected by Huntingtons Disease.

Pierre Gloor Award

In June 2018, Robert S. Fisher, MD, PhD, received the Pierre Gloor Award from the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. Given to one individual internationally each year who has contributed to clinical EEG and epilepsy research. Dr. Fisher also won an award of the same title in 2008 from the American Society of Clinical Neurophysiology.  

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award

Veronica Santini, MD, clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching.

Appointed the Chair of the Commission on Medical Therapy for the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)

Dr. Kimford J. Meador was appointed the Chair of the Commission on Medical Therapy for the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), which is the predominant international organization promoting care and research in epilepsy. The commissions are the main components to forward the goals of the ILAE. The Commission on Medical Therapy is tasked with multiple programs to improve knowledge and use of antiseizure medications.

Caslte Connolly Top Doctor

Robert S. Fisher, MD, PhD, in January 2018, was was selected for TopDocs or Best Doctors in America for the 18th consecutive year.

Resident/Fellow Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Symposium

Stanford Neurology residents and fellows presented a total of 20 posters at the 2018 Stanford Resident/Fellow Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Symposium, more than any other department. The focus of these projects ranged from quality improvement education to oral chemotherapy safety to resident wellness initiatives. Two posters received awards as Top 10 abstracts in the symposium.

Stanford neurologist honored as Rathmann Fellow

Dr. Carl Gold, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, has been selected as a 2017-2018 Rathmann Family Medical Education Fellow in Patient-Centered Care. Dr. Gold's Rathmann fellowship research project will focus on designing, implementing, and measuring the outcomes of a formal curriculum for neurology residents to improve goals of care communication skills. The fellowship program also involves attending weekly Medical Education Research methodology seminars and teaching in the Practice of Medicine medical school course.

Sahlie Annual Lecturer

February 2017, Robert S. Fisher, MD, PhD was the Sahlie Annual Lecturer of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  This award is given to one individual each year to serve as a Neurology Grand Rounds lecturer and visiting professor.

Best Abstract Contribution for the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress 2017

Dr. Kimford J. Meador was awarded the Best Abstract Contribution for the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress (2017). Title: “Miscarriages in Pregnant Women with Epilepsy: Findings from the MONEAD Study.” This abstract examined the incidence of miscarriages in pregnant women with epilepsy; this is a rarely investigated problem.