Awards and Announcements

Inside Stanford Digestive Health - Winter/Spring 2024

State-of-the-Art CME Course

Teacher of the Year

Ramsey Cheung, MD.

Professor of Medicine

Robert Lerrigo, MD

Our division and fellowship program are thrilled to recognize Dr. Ramsey Cheung with the Teacher of the Year Award in honor and great appreciation of all his incredible contributions to our educational mission.  Dr. Cheung is the Chief of Hepatology at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.  He has distinguished himself as an exceptional teacher and mentor.  Dr. Cheung continuously supports our commitment to excellence in education for our fellows, residents, and students.  Congratulations Dr. Cheung and our sincere thanks for your amazing teaching!

Quotes from our fellows:

“Dr. Cheung always makes sure our experience in liver clinic is educational by discussing the patients with us beforehand, and by reviewing the evidence with us for each of our clinical decisions. It truly feels like we are in clinic to learn.”

“Dr. Cheung spends a lot of time teaching whenever he's attending on the inpatient service, making sure to cover broad general GI topics such as upper and lower GI bleeding, as well as more specific topics like AIH.”

“He uses clinic as an opportunity for going through PowerPoint slides on new developments in hepatology care.”

“On the inpatient service, he will go over guidelines for a disease process that we encounter several times per week.”

“Overall, just a very kind, humble, and compassionate person who is able to create a very safe learning environment."

“Dr. Cheung really dedicates time to teaching and bringing in relevant literature to discuss, including recent guidelines and seminal papers - this is much appreciated. He goes out of his way to make sure that questions are answered and brings in relevant and helpful data to back that up.”

“Excellent teacher. Always makes time for didactics. Very patient.”

“What I appreciated most about working with Dr. Cheung is how he is able to extract at least one teaching point from every case that we had together and incorporate it into rounds and our clinical decision making. Integrating education and clinical care is a great strength of his.”

“Knowledgeable, allowed excellent independence and oversight.”

Faculty Awards

  • Paul Kwo, MD Paul Kwo, received the DOM Master Teacher Award 2023.
  • Linda Nguyen- Selected for the MODEL (Mentorship, Opportunities, Development, Empathy, Leadership) program.
  • Renu Dhanasekaran received the Dr. Laure Aurelian award for the category of exceptional mentors of junior women biomedical researchers.
  • JooHwa Hwang, Robert Huang  and Hanlee Ji received the PO1 award: Precision Interception of Gastric Cancer Precursors Through Molecular and Cellular Risk Stratification.
  • Dean Felsher and Renu Dhanasekaran received the UO1 award from NCI/NIDDK Liver Cirrhosis Network (LCN).
  • John Gubatan being selected as a FORWARD scholar with AGA.
  • Linda Nguyen received the ANMS Distinguished Investigator Award for Women in Neurogastroenterology.
  • Renu Dhanasekaran received the AASLD Bridge award and ACG Established Investigator Bridge award.

Faculty Promotions

Dr. David Limsui promotion to Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Tara Ghaziani promotion to Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Damanpreet Grewal promotion to Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Robert Huang promotion to Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Allison Kwong promotion to Assistant Professor of Medicine

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