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Annual awards celebrate excellence in teaching, patient care and more

More than 40 awards were given to faculty, staff, residents and students at Stanford Medicine in recognition of their outstanding contributions during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tracy Rydel, MD, clinical associate professor of primary care and population health, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Teaching Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical Education.

Daniel Bernstein, MD, the Alfred Woodley Salter and Mabel G. Salter Endowed Professor in Pediatrics; Lars Osterberg, MD, professor of primary care and population health; and Holly Tabor, PhD, associate professor of primary care and population health, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching.

Gordon Gao, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine; Andre Kumar, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine; and Mo Mertaban, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatric hospital medicine, received the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Ira Schachar, MD, an ophthalmologist at North Bay Vitreoretinal Consultants, received the Outstanding Lecture/Presentation Award.

Medical students Charlotte Herber and Ben Teasdale received the Teaching Assistant Award.

Ara Ko, MD, assistant professor of surgery; An Diem La, MD, clinical assistant professor; and Benjamin Laniakea, MD, clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health, received the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine.

Judith Sanchez, MD, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, received the Outstanding Community Clinic Preceptor, Pre-Clinical Instruction Award.

Mina Charon, MD, clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health, received the Outstanding Community Clinic Preceptor, Clinical Instruction Award.

Debbie Sakaguchi Sakai, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, received the Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. 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.

Andrea Murray, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, received the Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Excellence in Advising Medical Students. She also received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness.

Kevin Chi, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, received the Lawrence H. Mathers Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and Active Involvement in Medical Student Education.

Pedram Fatehi, MD, clinical associate professor of nephrology, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism.

Justin Jia, a medical student, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Diversity and Societal Citizenship.

Fonz Ikeda, PhD, admissions officer at the School of Medicine, received the Medical Education Staff Service Award.

Baraka Floyd, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, received the Award for Exceptional Contributions to Service Learning.

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, professor of pediatrics, and Erika Schillinger, MD, clinical professor of primary care and population health, received the Award for Exceptional Community Service.

Medical students Ana Carolina Boncompagni, Lucy Ma and Victoria Harbour received the United States Public Health Service 2022 Excellence in Public Health Award.

Medical residents Jonji Barber, MD, Andrew Brennan, MD, Dylan Lukato, MD, Ria Pal, MD, Derek Smith, MD, and Celeste Witting, MD, 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.

Preetha Basaviah, MD, clinical professor of primary care and population health; Jon Bernstein, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics; Cynthia DeTata, MD, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Kimberly Harney, MD, clinical associate professor; Wilma Lee, MD, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Fernando Mendoza, MD, associate dean of minority advising and programs; and Charles Prober, MD, professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology, received the Oscar Salvatierra Award for Exceptional Service to Stanford Medical Students and the School of Medicine.

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