Annual awards honor outstanding teaching, patient care

Stanford Medicine faculty, staff, residents and students were honored for teaching and clinical skills.

June 22, 2017

Toward the end of spring quarter, nearly 40 faculty, staff members, residents and students were recognized with 2017 awards for outstanding contributions to the Stanford Medicine community.

Awards in medicine

Stephan Busque, MD, professor of surgery and director of the adult kidney and pancreas transplant program; Jeffrey Dunn, MD, clinical professor of neurology and neurological sciences and chief of clinical neuroimmunology; and Peter Pompei, MD, clinical professor of medicine, received the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine.

Erika Schillinger, MD, clinical professor of medicine, received the Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Excellence in Advising Medical Students.

James Lau, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery, received the Alwin C. Rambar-James BD Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care, which recognizes a member of the medical faculty for compassion in working with patients and their families, excellence in providing medical treatment, and effectiveness and pleasantness in interactions with patient-care staff.

Darren Salmi, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery and of pathology, received the Lawrence H. Mathers Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and Active Involvement in Medical School Education.

Sakti Srivastava, MD, associate professor of surgery, director of Digital MEdIC and chief of clinical anatomy, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness.

Ray Jackman, advising coordinator, received the Medical Education Staff Service Award.

Vivek Bhalla, MD, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Stanford Hypertension Center, received the Outstanding Lecture/Presentation Award.

Suvarna Akki, MD, a physician at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, received the Outstanding Community Clinic Preceptor, Preclinical Instruction Award.

Thomas Ormiston, MD, a physician at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, received the Outstanding Community Clinical Preceptor, Clinical Instruction Award.

Samuel Rodriguez, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Teaching Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical Education.

Manuel Amieva, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology; Martin Bronk, MD, consulting associate professor of surgery; Sharon Chen, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics; and Andrew Nevins, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching. 

Mehreen Iqbal, MD, resident in pediatrics; Eric Strong, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine; and Grace Yu, MD, adjunct clinical assistant professor of medicine, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Medical residents Collin Culberston, MD, neurology; Jessica Gold, MD, psychiatry; Kyle Graham, MD, obstetrics and gynecology; Andre Kumar, MD, medicine; Lindsay Sceats, MD, surgery; and Charlie Wickremasinghe, MD, pediatrics, received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. The award is given to residents based on their commitment to teaching and the compassionate treatment of students, colleagues and patients and their families.

Carlie Arbaugh, a medical student, received the Teaching Assistant Award.

Neil Gesundheit, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean for academic advising; Lars Osterberg, MD, associate professor of medicine; and Yasmin Owusu, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism.

Cesar Lopez Angel, a medical student, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Diversity and Society Citizenship.

Medical students inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society include Alexander Fogel, Madeline Grade, Julia Jezmir, Ryosuke Kita (MD-PhD), Mythili Prabhu, Nitya Rajeshuni, Robyn Shaffer, Paula Trepman, Brandon Turner, Sarah Waliany, Nicholus Warstadt and Grace Xiong. Members of the society, organized by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, are selected for exemplifying compassionate patient care and serving as role models, mentors and leaders.

Awards in bioscience

Jennifer Raymond, PhD, professor of neurobiology, received the Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. The award recognizes faculty whose teaching of graduate students is distinguished and especially valued by the medical school’s biosciences community.

Steven Bagley, MD, executive director of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program, received the Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. This award recognizes faculty and academic staff who make distinguished contributions toward enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the biosciences.

Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurosurgery and of neurology and neurological sciences, received the Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Service. This award recognizes faculty who make distinguished contributions toward enhancing the quality of training and the educational experience for biosciences graduate students.