Awards honor outstanding teaching, patient care

Stanford Medicine faculty, staff, residents and a student were honored at the medical school’s 2016 commencement.

At the School of Medicine’s diploma ceremony June 11, close to 30 faculty members, staff and residents, as well as a student, were honored for outstanding contributions to the Stanford Medicine community.

Awards in medicine

John Kugler, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine; Malathy Kuppuswamy, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; and Clifford Wang, PhD, consulting assistant professor of chemical engineering, received the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine.

James Lau, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery, received the Franklin G. Ebaugh Jr. Award for Excellence in Advising Medical Students.

Dora Ho, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor of medicine, 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. 

John “Eddie” Atwood, MD, clinical professor of medicine, and David Svec, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, received the Lawrence H. Mathers Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and Active Involvement in Medical Student Education.

Erika Schillinger, MD, clinical professor of medicine, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness.

Martha Trujillo, director of financial aid, received the Medical Education Staff Service Award.

Eric Knudsen, PhD, the Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor, Emeritus, and an emeritus professor of neurobiology, received the Outstanding Lecture/Presentation Award.

Rekha Reddy, MD, a physician at Mayview Community Health Center, received the Outstanding Community Clinic Preceptor-Preclinical Instruction Award.

Scott Klein, MD, a physician at East Valley Clinic, received the Outstanding Community Clinic Preceptor-Clinical Instruction Award.

Charles Prober, MD, senior associate dean for medical education and professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical Education.

Ben Barres, MD, PhD, professor of neurobiology, of developmental biology and of neurology and neurological sciences; John Gosling, MD, professor of surgery; and Darren Salmi, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery and of pathology, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching.

Jason Hom, MD, clinical instructor of medicine; Poonam Hosamani, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine; and Thomas Ormiston, MD, a physician at Woodland Healthcare, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Medical residents Amelia Clark, MD, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery; Joseph Forrester, MD, surgery; Geoffrey Krampitz, MD, surgery; Carmin Powell, MD, pediatrics; and Brindha Saravanabavanandhan, MD, obstetrics and gynecology, 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.    

Awards in biosciences

Steven Block, PhD, the Stanford W. Ascherman, MD, Professor and professor of applied physics and of biology, received the Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. This award recognizes faculty whose teaching of graduate students is distinguished and especially valued by the medical school’s biosciences community.

Ben Barres, MD, PhD, professor of neurobiology, of developmental biology and of neurology and neurological sciences, received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. This award recognizes faculty who make distinguished contributions toward enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the biosciences.

Martha Cyert, PhD, professor of biology, and Amato Giaccia, PhD, the Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor and a professor of radiation oncology, received the Faculty 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.

Cordelia Erickson-Davis, an MD-PhD student, received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.



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