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Award and Honors

Chairman's Awards

The Annual Chairman's Award program honors faculty nominated by their colleagues in our department for their professionalism and exceptional work in one or more of the Department's five mission areas:

  • Advancing science
  • Clinical innovation and service
  • Educational excellence
  • Community commitment and engagement
  • Leadership and professionalism


In addition, Adjunct/Affiliated Faculty Award recognizes exceptional contributions of an Adjunct, Adjunct Clinical, or Affiliated faculty member. The “Unsung Hero” award recognizes individuals who give tirelessly and selflessly to the members and/or missions ofthe Department. The "Polymath Award" recognizes those who demonstrate outstanding effort across multiple mission areas.

Advancing Science

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

Clinical Innovation & Service

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Educational Excellence

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Community Commitment & Engagement

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Leadership & Professionalism

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Development) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Affiliated Faculty Award

Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Psychiatry VA Research Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

Unsung Hero

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Excellence across multiple missions - "Polymath"

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Honors and Awards

by year

Rania Awaad
2020's Top 25 Spiritual influencers, Leaders, and Notables
HolyTV

Gloria Kardong
Distinguished Life Fellow Award
American Psychiatric Association

Steven Adelsheim
Supervisor's Medal
Santa Clara County Supervisor, Joe Simitian

Nirao Shah
elected Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Matthew Edwards
2021 Laughlin Fellow
American College of Psychiatrists

Jackie Wang
2021 George Ginsberg Fellowship
American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training

Ola Golovinsky
2021 Lucille Fusaro Meinsler Program Administrator Award
American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training

Matthew Kendra
2020 Integrated Strategic Plan Star Award
Stanford Medicine

Sergiu Pasca
Life Sciences Breakthrough, top 10
Falling Walls

Wendy Feng
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Stanford Medicine

Jason Tucciarone
Psychotherapy Fellowship
American Psychoanalytic Association

Ryan Ash
2020 Outstanding Resident Award
National Institute of Mental Health

Csilla Lippert
Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy
Austen Riggs

Alexander Urban and Nolan Williams
2020 Bipolar Research Awards
One Mind 

Robert Malenka
V. Sagar Sethi, M.D., Mental Health Research Award
North Carolina Psychiatric Association

Neir Eshel
2020 Bridge to Independence Award
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) 

Amy Alexander
MMI Traditional Interviewer Appreciation Award
Stanford Medicine Office of Medical Degree Admissions