Annual awards celebrate excellence in teaching, patient care and more

Nearly 50 awards were given to faculty, staff, residents and students at Stanford Medicine in recognition of their outstanding contributions during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Students, faculty and staff received awards for their contributions to medical education. 
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Rika Bajra, MD, clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Teaching Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical Education.

Anuj Aggarwal, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine; Manuel Amieva, MD, professor of pediatric infectious diseases and of microbiology and immunology; Sharon F. Chen, MD, clinical professor of pediatric infectious diseases; and Rebecca Miller-Kuhlmann, MD, clinical associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences, received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching.

Camille Bloom, PA-C, clinical assistant professor in neurology; Eric Ip, PharmD, clinical professor of primary care and population health; and Andrew Nevins, MD, clinical professor of infectious diseases, received the MSPA [Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies] Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching.

Gregg Adams, MD, affiliated clinical associate professor of surgery; Adjoa Boateng, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine; and Poonam Hosamani, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, received the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Andrea Fox, PA-C, clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health, and Vijay Mirmira, MD, adjunct clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health, received the MSPA Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

David Iberri, MD, clinical assistant professor of hematology, received the Outstanding Lecture/Presentation Award.

Medical student Brian Smith received the Teaching Assistant Award.

Sahar Ahadi, MD, affiliated clinical assistant professor of neurology; Moises Gallegos, MD, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine; and Gordon Lee, MD, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery, received the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine.

Dale Ogar, founding program director of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, received the Outstanding Community Clinic Preceptor, Preclinical Instruction Award.

Emaya Anbalagan, MD, medical director of CA START [California Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, & Treatment], received the Outstanding Community Clinic Preceptor, Clinical Instruction Award.

Ashley Castelhano, PA-C, clinical assistant professor in primary care and population health, and Jennifer Ng received the MSPA Outstanding Underserved Area Preceptor Award.

Susan Hintz, MD, a pediatrician and the Robert L. Hess Family Professor, 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.

Eli Carrillo, MD, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine, received the Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Excellence in Advising Medical Students.

Andre Kumar, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, received the Lawrence H. Mathers Award for Exceptional Commitment to Teaching and Active Involvement in Medical Student Education.

Kevin Chi, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness.

Felipe Perez, MD, clinical associate professor in anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, received the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Diversity and Societal Citizenship.

Erica Cahill, MD, clinical assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecology, received the MPSA Outstanding Contribution to Promoting Health Equity and Social Justice award.

Peter Nguyen, learning innovation specialist, and Melanie O’Brien, PhD, course manager, received the Medical Education Staff Service Award.

Miranda Zinsman, administrative director for physician assistant studies, received the MPSA Staff Service Award.

Mina Charon, MD, affiliated clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health, and Tamara Montacute, MD, clinical associate professor of primary care and population health, received the Award for Exceptional Contributions to Service Learning.

Baldeep Singh, MD, clinical professor of primary care and population health, received the Award for Exceptional Community Service.

Medical students Bianca Mulaney and Gabriela Ruiz Colon received the United States Public Health Service 2022 Excellence in Public Health Award.

Medical residents Leandra Barnes, MD, Calvin Lau, MD, Yiwen Fu, MD, Nicole McAmis, MD, Hrishi Srinagesh, MD, and Ashley Titan, 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.

Stephanie Chan, MD, clinical associate professor (affiliated) of hospital medicine; Bertil Glader, MD, PhD, professor of pediatric oncology and hematology; Peter Kao, MD, PhD, associate professor of pulmonology and critical care medicine; Susan Knox, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiation oncology, emerita; David Lewis, MD, the Naddisy Foundation Professor in Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology, and Asthma; Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD, teaching professor of emergency medicine, emerita; and Hannes Vogel, MD, professor of pathology and of pediatrics, received the Oscar Salvatierra Award for Exceptional Service to Stanford Medical Students and the School of Medicine.

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