Clinical Teaching Awards Recipients
Dr. Timothy Blackwell presenting AP CTAs

Presented at the State of the Department Address on June 3rd, 2021

Each spring the faculty, fellows, and housestaff elect a few of their colleagues as outstanding clinical teachers and the department holds an awards ceremony in conjunction with Medical Grand Rounds. The individuals below are this year's winners.

Allergy and Immunology Faculty Teaching Award - Elizabeth Phillips, MD

Judge Sidney H. Reiss Award for Excellence in Pulmonary Medicine - Pierre Massion, MD

Roger Des Prez Award for Teaching Excellence - Karen Jackson, MD

Sam Marney Award for Excellence in Allergy & Immunology Training - Sarah Bluestein, MD

Bonnie Slovis Award for Excellence in Outpatient Pulmonary Clinical Care: Karen Jackson, MD


Cardiovascular Medicine Faculty Teaching Award for Best Overall Teacher of the Year -Travis D. Richardson, MD

Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow Teaching Award - Majd El-Harasis, MBBS 

Cardiovascular Medicine Rhode's Award for Scholarly Activity - Timothy Thayer, MD

Clinical Pharmacology Faculty Teaching Award -  Cynya Shibao, MD, MSCI

Clinical Pharmacology Fellows Teaching Award - Christian Egly, PharmD

Jason D. Morrow Clinical Pharmacology Chief Fellow - John R. Brannon, PhD, MMIM

The 2021 William D. Salmon, Jr. Faculty Teaching Award - Lindsay A. Bischoff, MD and Chase D. Hendrickson, MD, MPH

The 2021 William J. Kovacs Endocrine Fellow Award - Ashley M. Jancuska, MD and Daniel R. Tilden, MD

Division of Epidemiology 2021 Research Paper Award - Dr. Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel and Dr. Jirong Long

2021 Division of Epidemiology Teaching Award - Dr. Peter Rebeiro

Richard P. Schneider Recognition Award - Ankita Sisselman, MD

Division of GI Outstanding Teaching Award - Robin Dalal, MD

F. Tremaine (Josh) Billings Faculty Teaching Award - Andrew Woolridge, MD

Outstanding Preceptor - Inpatient Award - Kevin D. Hageman, DO

Outstanding Preceptor - Outpatient Award - Beth Ann Yakes, MD

Grant W. Liddle Excellence in Teaching Award - Michelle Southard-Smith, PhD 

Basic Research Award- Eric Gamazon, PhD

Clinica Teaching Award - Tuya Pal, MD

Teaching Excellence in Geriatric Medicine - Monica Stout, MD

Teaching Excellence in Geriatric Medicine - Chelsea Rick, DO

Hematology/Oncology Most Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award - Vivek Patel, MD and Marc Rtoth, MD

Kenneth R. Hande, M.D. Most Outstanding Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching Students and Residents - Sally York, MD, MPH

William Schaffner Teaching Award in Infectious Diseases - Katie D. White, MD, MPH

Infectious Diseases Outstanding Fellow Award - Jamison E. Norwood, MD

Infectious Diseases Outstanding Fellow Award - Jeffrey Freiberg, MD, PhD

Nephrology Faculty Teaching Award - Jamie Dwyer, MD and Osama El Shamy, MD

Nephrology Professionalism Award: Laura Binari, MD

Nephrology Chief Fellow Award 2020-2021 - Peter Thorne, MD and Max Nutt, MD

Rheumatology Faculty Teaching Award - Kevin W. Byram, MD and Daniel A. Birchmore, MD

Rheumatology Fellow Teaching Award - Jennifer J. Yourng-Glazer, MD, MSCI

Best Faculty Teacher, VUH - Meredith Pugh, MD

Best Faculty Teacher, Veterans Affairs - Daniel A. Birchmore, MD and Chase Weber, DO

Best Faculty Teacher, Ambulatory - Beth Ann Yakes, MD

Best Fellow Teacher - Majd El-Harasis, MBBS 

Best Resident Teacher - Trevor Stevens, MD, Katie Suthankar, MD, and Alex Wiles, MD