Annual awards recognize excellence in teaching, patient care and more

Faculty, staff, residents, students and volunteers were recognized for excellence in teaching and patient care and for other accomplishments.

Nearly 50 Stanford Medicine faculty, staff, residents, students and volunteers have been recognized with awards and honors for various accomplishments during the 2017-18 academic year, including teaching and patient care.

Awards in medicine

James Lau, MD, clinical professor of surgery; Leslie Lee, MD, clinical professor of neurology and neurological sciences; and Kristan Staudenmayer, MD, associate professor of surgery, received the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine.

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

David Liang, MD, PhD, professor of cardiovascular 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.

Neil Gesundheit, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and senior associate dean for medical education, received the Lawrence H. Mathers Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and Active Involvement in Medical School Education.

Darren Salmi, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery and pathology, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness.

Margaret Govea, director of medical student wellness, received the Medical Education Staff Service Award.

Andrew Nevins, MD, clinical associate professor of infectious disease, received the Outstanding Lecture/Presentation Award.

Mina Charon, a physician at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, received the Outstanding Community Clinic Preceptor-Preclinical Instruction Award.

Sanjay Kurani, a physician at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, received the Outstanding Community Clinical Preceptor-Clinical Instruction Award.

Jacqueline Tai-Edmonds, MD, clinical associate professor of primary care and population health, and Nounou Taleghani, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Teaching Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical Education.

Tai-Edmonds; Veronica Santini, MD, clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences; and Michael Tierney, MD, a physician at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching.

Andre Kumar, MD, clinical instructor in medicine; Charles Liao, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine; and Lisa Orloff, MD, professor of otolaryngology, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Medical residents Ioana Baiu, Nina Bozinov, Lief Fenno, Nikhil Kamat, Ernest Maningding and Laura Mazer, 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.

David Mahoney, a medical student, received the Teaching Assistant Award.

Martin Bronk, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery; James Lau, MD, clinical professor of surgery; and Douglas Fredrick, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism.

Medical students Paloma Marin Nevarez and Timothy Keyes received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Diversity and Societal Citizenship.

Medical resident Jennifer Wang, MD, received the Cardinal Free Clinics Outstanding Volunteer Physician Award.

Jessica Steinberg, a medical student, received the United States Public Health Service Award.

Medical students inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society are Carlie Arbaugh, Tej Azad, Kuo-Kai Chin, Kiley Lawrence, Nicholas Love, Sarah Miller, Maia Mosse, Keon Pearson, Adela Perez, Matthew Schoen, Jessica Steinberg and Maggie Zhou. Members of the society, a program of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, are selected for exemplifying compassionate patient care and serving as role models, mentors and leaders.

Awards in bioscience

Kristin Sainani, PhD, associate professor of health research and policy, received the Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. This award recognizes faculty whose teaching of graduate students is distinguished and especially valued by faculty and graduate students in medicine and the biosciences.

Anthony Ricci, PhD, professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and the Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine, 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 across the biosciences at Stanford.

Theo Palmer, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, received the Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Service. This award recognizes faculty who make distinguished contributions towards enhancing the quality of training and the experiences of graduate students in the biosciences at Stanford.



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