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AAIM Higher! Recognition Program

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AAIM Higher! is a program for the recognition and sharing of members' recent accomplishments (within the last six months). 

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Congratulations to Our Members Who AAIM Higher!

October 2018

  • Darryll Patterson, MD, has been named interim chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
  • Gopal Yadavalli, MD, Residency Program Director in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, received the 2018 Boston Medical Center GME Program Leadership Award.
  • Scott Gitlin, MD, professor of internal medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan Medical School has been appointed assistant dean for GME.  
  • Gabriel T. Bosslet, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, has received the Scholar Educator Award from Indiana University School of Medicine.

September 2018

  • Luci K Leykum MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of General and Hospital Medicine at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has been named to head a first of its kind center of excellence to improve services to veterans and their caregivers.
  • Jerry L. Nadler, MD, MACP, FAHA, FACE,  has been named dean of the School of Medicine at New York Medical College.
  • Subha Ramani, MBBS, MMEd from Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital has been named Director of Research and Scholarship at the Harvard Macy Institute.
  • Santhosh Koshy, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.
  • Rama Mallampalli, MD has been named chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

August 2018

ABIM has announced new board and council members:

  • M. Safwan Badr, MD, from Wayne State University, and Amy W. Williams, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, are new board members.
  • Jeffrey S. Berns, MD, from Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania is now chair of ABIM Council. Bruce A. Leff, MD, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is chair-elect.
  • George M. Abraham, MD, from Saint Vincent Hospital (MA), Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD, from Baylor College of Medicine, and Asher A. Tulsky, MD, from Boston University School of Medicine, are new members of ABIM Council.

July 2018

  • Vineet Arora, MD, from University of Chicago, and Jessica Dine, MD, from University of Pennsylvania, were named 2018 Faculty Scholars by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.
  • David Jacoby, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacoby has served as interim chair since August 2017.

June 2018

  • Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, has been named Senior Associate Dean for Well-Being and Resilience and Chief Wellness Officer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
  • Jason Daniel, MBA, has been named vice president for the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation and senior executive administrator for the school of medicine, effective July 1.
  • Richard Page, MD, has been appointed Dean of The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at University of Vermont, effective Oct. 1. Dr. Page currently serves as the George R. and Elaine Love Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

The following members received end-of-year faculty awards from their institutions:

  • Allan Gelber, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: W. Barry Wood , Jr. Award for Excellence.
  • Scott J. Gilbert, MD, FASN, Tufts University School of Medicine: Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • Erin M. Bonura, MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine: OHSU faculty senate award for outstanding teaching contributions.
  • Dana Sall, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine: Silver Apple for outstanding teaching.
  • David B. Neely, MD, MPH, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: 2018 DOM GIM Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • Dominique Cosco, MD, James N. Kim, MD, Theresa Vettese, MD, Emory University School of Medicine: recognized at Emory Educator Appreciation Day for dedication to teaching excellence.

May 2018

  • Jeff Sands, MD, Director of the Division of Renal Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, was named President of the American Physiological Society.
  • Mary Ann C. Gilligan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Dana Dunne, MD, Clerkship Director, Yale School of Medicine, along with their coauthors received the John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize from the ABIM Foundation.
  • Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, Dean for Medical Education, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine, has been named President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
  • Clyde Yancy, MD chief of cardiology, Northwestern University, was awarded a 2018 Wenger Award for excellence in medical research by WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.
  • Hilary Ryder, MD, MS, FACP, clerkship director, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, received an AAMC Excellence in Medical Education award for research.
  • Gordon Tomaselli, MD, has been named dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, effective July 1.
  • Sandra Ordonez, C-TAGME, was recently promoted to Program Manager for the Center of Diversity and Inclusion at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Nancy Day Adams, MD, professor emeritus at University of Connecticut School of Medicine, was awarded the Robert G. Narins Award from the American Society of Nephrology.

The following received awards at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine 2018 meeting:

  • Hasan Bazari, MD, FACP
    Harvard Medical School Massachusettes General Hospital
    ACP Award for Outstanding Educator of Residents and Fellows
  • Jehan El-Bayoumi, MD, FACP
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care
  • Auguste H. Fortin, MD, MACP
    Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Primary Care)
    Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award
  • Silvo E. Inzucchi, MD, FACP
    Yale School of Medicine
    Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes
  • Bharat Kumar, MD, FACP
    University of Iowa
    Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  • Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award
    Devang Patel, MD
    University of Marlyand School of Medicine
  • Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians
    Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, FACP
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award #1
    from The Rosenthal Family Foundation

The following were recognized as Masters of the American College of Physicians at ACP's Internal Medicine 2018 meeting:

  • Nancy D. Adams, MD, MACP
  • Paul B. Aronowitz, MD, MACP
  • Lisa M. Bellini, MD, MACP
  • Kathleen A. Cooney, MD, MACP
  • William E. Davis, MD, MACP
  • John M. Flack, MD, MPH, MACP
  • Auguste H. Fortin VI, MD, MPH, MACP
  • Kevin P. High, MD, MACP
  • Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP
  • Mary M. Horowitz, MD, MACP
  • Cynthia A. Jumper, MD, MPH, MACP
  • George H. Karam, MD, MACP
  • Mark Linzer, MD, MACP
  • David T. Martin, MD, MACP
  • Diana B. McNeill, MD, MACP
  • Eileen M. Moser, MD, MACP
  • Stephen M. Pastores, MD, MACP
  • Steven B. Pearson, MD, MACP
  • Timothy E. Quill, MD, MACP
  • Eileen E. Reynolds, MD, MACP
  • Gregory W. Rouan, MD, MACP
  • Moro O. Salifu, MD, MACP
  • Robert C. Smith, MD, MACP
  • Jennifer C. Thompson, MD, MACP
  • Sara L. Wallach, MD, MACP

April 2018

  • Andrew Auerbach, MD, Program Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, was named a Master in Hospital Medicine by the Society of Hospital Medicine.
  • Daniel Brotman, MD, Division Director, Hospitalist Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was named a Master in Hospital Medicine by the Society of Hospital Medicine.
  • Lia Logio, MD, FACP, was named as the June F. Klinghoffer Distinguished Chair of the Department of Medicine at Drexel University.
  • Louis Pangaro, MD, chair at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, received the 2018 John P. Hubbard Award from NBME.
  • Mary Andrews, MD, Assistant Clerkship Director at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, was awarded the Stemmler Medical Education Research grant from NBME.
  • L. Ebony Boulware, MD, Division Chief in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, received the Diversity in Nephrology Award from Mass General Hospital.

March 2018

  • E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, chair of the department of internal medicine at University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, recently began his term as president-elect of the Endocrine Society.
  • Jerra N. Brandon, MHCM, from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Southwestern Medical School, was recently promoted to the role of administrative manager.

The following AAIM members were honored during the ACGME 2018 Annual Educational Conference:

  • ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award: John Del Valle, MD, University of Michigan; Benjamin Doolittle, MD, MDiv; Yale University; Kimberly D. Manning, MD; Emory University School of Medicine; Jamshid Shirani, MD; St. Luke's University Health Network; Bethlehem, PA; Suzanne Woods, MD; Duke University Hospital
  • ACGME David C. Leach Award: Brett Sadowski, MD, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • ACGME GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award: Linda Howell, Emory University School of Medicine; Lisa Miller, C-TAGME, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

February 2018

  • Frank Friedenberg, MD has been named chief of the Section of Gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital and at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
  • Cuc Mai, MD has been appointed senior associate dean for GME at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
  • Deidra C. Crews, MD, FASN, FACP received the Johns Hopkins University President's Frontier Award.
  • Katherine Chretien, MD, associate professor at George Washington University School of Medicine, edited the recently published anthology Mothers in Medicine: Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned.

January 2018

  • Michelle Lee, Recruitment and Alumni Relations Administrator at Stanford University School of Medicine, was recently named Stanford DOM Employee of the Month.
  • Ronald Falk, MD, from University of North Carolina, was awarded the 2017 American Society of Nephrology John P. Peters Award.
  • Martin Pollak, MD, from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, was awarded the 2017 American Society of Nephrology Homer Smith Award.
  • Jerry Yee, MD, from Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, was recognized as the 2017 Kidney Crusader by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.
  • Ed Murphy, MD, from University of Colorado School of Medicine, received the Early Career Physician Award from the ACP Colorado Chapter Council.
  • Katrina Armstrong, MD, from Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, with others, recently published a perspective in the New England Journal Medicine, "Toward a Culture of Scientific Inquiry-The Role of Medical Teaching Services."

December 2017

  • Neera Ahuja, MD, from Stanford University School of Medicine, was named Division Chief of Hospital Medicine.
  • Maj. Tatjana P. Calvano, DO, from Brooke Army Medical Center, received a MHS Female Physician Awards.
  • William Curry, MD, from University of Alabama School of Medicine, was designated governor-elect of the Alabama chapter of the American College of Physicians.

November 2017

  • Robert A. Hromas, MD has been named Dean and vice president of the university for medical affairs of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio.
  • Patrick G. O'Connor, MD, Professor of General Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, received the 2017 John P. McGovern Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse.
  • Salahuddin Kazi, MD, from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center received the 2017 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Service Award.
  • W. Winn Chatham, MD, from University of Alabama School of Medicine received the 2017 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Clinician Scholar Award.
  • Simon Helfgott, MD, from Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital received the 2017 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellowship Program Director Award.
  • The following received an ACR Master Designation: Keith Elkon, MD, David T. Felson, MD, V. Michael Holers, MD, James R. O'Dell, MD, E. William St. Clair, MD, William Stohl, MD, and George Tsokos, MD.
  • Dinesh Bande, MD was named chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • Shanta Zimmer, MD, has been appointed senior associate dean for education at University of Colorado School of Medicine.
  • Marcus Urquiaga, nephrology and rheumatology division administrator at Emory University School of Medicine, has been awarded a 2017 Emory University Award of Distinction.

October 2017

  • Eric Warm, MD, from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, was honored as the 2017 International Residency Educator of the Year Award at the International Conference on Residency Education.
  • Gary Smith was appointed division administrator at University of Michigan Medical School.
  • Marisa Rodriguez was promoted to serve as the inaugural administrator for the Division of Hospital Medicine at University of Michigan Medical School.
  • Terry Bennett, C-TAGME, of University of Virginia School of Medicine received the Leonard Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award from the University of Virginia.
  • Jeanette Tetrault , MD, FACP, FASAM, from Yale-New Haven Medical Center was named as a Macy Faculty Scholar by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
  • Robert Centor, MD, from the University of Alabama Hospital received the Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching.

September 2017

  • Eric Bass, MD, MPH, FACP of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was named Chief Executive Officer of the Society of General Internal Medicine.
  • Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD, of Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Jennifer Hsu, MD, of University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, were recognized by the AMA Women Physicians Section as Inspirational Physicians.
  • Mark Entman, MD, of Mercer University School of Medicine, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiovascular Science, Medicine and Surgery from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.

August 2017

  • J. David Baxter, MD, of Mercer University School of Medicine, was appointed Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Mercer University.
  • Karl Patrick Ober, MD, of Wake Forest School of Medicine, was awarded the AAMC 2016 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award.
  • Richard Pels, MD, Rachel Stark, MD, MPH, and Priyank Jain, MD, with others, recently published "Training Internal Medicine Residents in Social Medicine and Research-Based Health Advocacy: A Novel, In-Depth Curriculum" in Academic Medicine.

July 2017

  • Ali Mehdi, MD and Abby Spencer, MD, with others, recently published "A Professionalism Curricular Model to Promote Transformative Learning Among Residents."
  • Amit K. Pahwa, MD, Leonard S. Feldman, MD, and David B. Hellmann, MD recently published "Advancing High-Value Health Care: A New AJM Column Dedicated to Cost-Conscious Care Quality Improvement."
  • Jennifer Kogan, MD and Karen Hauer, MD, PhD, with others, recently published a research report: "How Supervisor Experience Influences Trust, Supervision, and Trainee Learning: A Qualitative Study."
  • Matthew Ryan, MD, PhD has been named one of the 10 MedEdPORTAL Outstanding Reviewers.
  • Rehan Qayyum, and Mukta Panda, with others, recently published an article about reducing resident physician burnout in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

June 2017

  • Ole-Petter Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc, of Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital, was promoted to program director of the endocrinology fellowship program, effective July 1, 2017.
  • Stephanie A. Call, MD, of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, led her institution in receiving the 2017 ACGME and Gold Foundation Dewitt C. Baldwin, Jr., Award.
  • Ashna Saxena, MHA, of Georgetown University School of Medicine, was named administrator of the Division of General Internal Medicine in February, 2017.
  • Kyra P. Clark, MD, FACP, was appointed associate program director of the internal medicine residency program at Morehouse School of Medicine in March, 2017.
  • Brian M. Aboff, MD, MMM, began serving in the role of senior associate dean for GME & DIO at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine on April 24, 2017.
  • Kimberly Rize was named division administrator of general internal medicine at University of Michigan Medical School
  • Robert J. Nardino, MD, FACP, was named named internal medicine residency program director at University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Sajid Saraf, MD, was recently named program director of the internal medicine residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University
  • Aleksandra Rosinski, MD, was recently promoted to assistant program director of the internal medicine residency program at St. Vincent's Medical Center

May 2017

  • Dorothy Schroeder was appointed division administrator for hematology/oncology and molecular medicine and genetics at University of Michigan Medical School in January, 2017.
  • Ijeoma Nnodim, MD, was promoted to associate program director of the internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine in December, 2016.
  • Mary Ann Garcia, MBA, became the program manager for the cardiology fellowship at Morehouse School of Medicine in January, 2017.

April 2017

  • Christian A. Koch, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Mississippi Medical Center, who will receive the 2017 Master of the American College of Endocrinology (MACE) Award
  • Robert L. Trowbridge Jr., MD, FACP, who recently received the ACP Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator
  • Congratulations to the Alliance members who became ACP Masters in 2017:
    • John M. Carethers, MD, MACP (University of Michigan Medical School)
    • Anne B. Curtis, MD, MACP (Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo)
    • Stephen Neil Davis, MBBS, MACP (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
    • Edwin W. Grimsley, MD, MACP (Mercer University School of Medicine)
    • James F. Hanley, MD, MACP (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
    • John E. Nestler, MD, MACP (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine)
    • James R. O'Dell, MD, MACP (University of Nebraska College of Medicine)
    • Mukta Panda, MD, MACP (University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga)
    • Michael W. Peterson, MD, MACP (University of California (San Francisco)/Fresno)
    • Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, MACP (University of Virginia School of Medicine)
    • Mone Zaidi, MD, MACP (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
  • Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Awards:
    • Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, FACP, Chief of Medical Education in the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine
    • Jill A. Patton, DO, Program Director in the Department of Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
    • Richard J. Pels, MD, Program Director in the Department of Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance
    • William T. Shimeall, MD, MPH, FACP, Program Director in the Department of Medicine at National Capital Consortium

March 2017

  • Nora Y. Osman, MD, who was appointed as Clerkship Director in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Amy Sussman, MD, who was named Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine.
  • Augustine M.K. Choi, MD, who has been named Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University’s Provost for Medical Affairs.
  • Eric Mortensen, MD, who has been appointed Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

February 2017

  • APM President Mary E. Klotman, MD, has been named Dean of Duke University School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University, effective July 1.
  • Former APDIM Councilor Mark Levine, MD, has been named as Health Commissioner for the state of Vermont.

January 2017

  • Donna Holland, MD, from University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, has been named 2016 American College of Physicians Arizona Educator of the Year for her service as medicine-pediatrics program director for almost 20 years.
  • Eva Rimler, MD, won an Emory University School of Medicine 2016 Dean's Teaching Award. She was also honored with a Rising Star Award for excellence in innovative teaching and programs.
  • Olga Karasik, MD, was recently promoted to Associate Program Director at University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
  • Doug Walden, MD, was the first faculty member inducted into Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s Teaching Scholars program.

December 2016

  • Chester "Chet" Szerlag, at University of Illinois at Chicago has been named to the editorial board for Management in Healthcare, a new international journal for health care management.
  • Susan Lane, MD, at Stony Brook University School of Medicine has been named a 2016 Leadership Fellow of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Society.