• 2020 Educator Appreciation Day

    In recognition of Educator's Day, the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee sent out a call for nominations for educators across the School of Medicine who go above and beyond the call of duty as teachers and mentors.

     

    The School of Medicine Recognitions Committee reviewed the outstanding nominations from peers, colleagues, and trainees. Based upon this review process, the School of Medicine is honoring the following faculty on Educator Appreciation Day for their passion and skills to educate, encourage, and support scholars and learners across the School of Medicine.

     

    These faculty members exemplify the outstanding faculty educators of the Emory School of Medicine. The quotes below were taken from the nomination materials.

     

    Please join us in congratulating these featured faculty members!

  • Featured Faculty

    Francisco (Paco) Alvarez

    Department of Physiology

    "Current organizer of motor module in Neuroanatomy and Systems Neuroscience IBS 526 and lecturer (3 hours lecturing)"

     

    "Past Director of Neuroscience Communications and Ethics seminar (NS507R) for 5 years and Chair of curriculum in Neuroscience PhD program since 2018."

     

    "Outside Emory he volunteers 2 hours every Tuesday evening ( 7 to 9 pm) in the Fall and Spring semesters at Centro Hispano Marista for 11, 2 hour long sessions per semester, to teach DACA immigration students High School Math towards their GED degrees (8-15 students per semester, since 2015)."

    Anika Backster

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    "Leads our Diversity Efforts in EM and consistently published our newsletter inclusive of information addressing all facets of diversity"

     

    "Tirelessly participates & educates or learners in our South GA Farmworker's Initiative"

     

    "Galvanized our expansion of inclusion to include accommodations/disability in EM and as a founding Co-Chair of the Disabilities sub-committee in EM on a National Scale"

    Jonathan Beitler

    Department of Radiation Oncology

    "Dr. Beitler participates in mock oral board examinations each year. Last year when many of the trainees incorrectly answered questions regarding H&N anatomy, Dr. Beitler gathered all the test takers after the exam ended at 7pm and delivered an ad hoc H&N anatomy lesson using the white board."

     

    "Dr. Beitler leads a journal club for all Radiation Oncology trainees separate from the usual monthly departmental journal club."

     

    "Dr. Beitler was nominated by the residents as the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology Educator of the Year for 2019-2020."

    Sivan Ben-Moshe

    Department of Medicine

    "Dr. Ben-Moshe is very passionate about teaching principles of geriatrics and palliative medicine to learners."

    "Dr. Ben-Moshe is full of innovative ideas to modify the curriculum."

    "Dr. Ben-Moshe is a very talented rising star in Emory Department of Medicine."
     

    Kyle Bradley

    Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

    "Award-winning teacher within the pathology residency, recognized for his excellence in teaching hematopathology and managing an outstanding rotation for scores of trainees."

     

    "A key faculty leader in the department and partner for the pathology residency and fellowships as Director of Surgical Pathology at Emory University Hospital."

     

    "Active on a national scale, teaching trainees and colleagues through professional organizations and a well-regarded online presence."

    Jennifer Brandt

    Department of Medicine

    "Dr. Brandt recognized that rheumatology fellows were not receiving frequent clinical feedback and that faculty members were uncomfortable with giving feedback. On her own, she created a new feedback program for the rheumatology clinic and set up an educational session for the rheumatology faculty!"

     

    "Dr. Brandt took over the position as assistant program director of the rheumatology fellowship program this past year, and she has gone above and beyond with innovating the rheumatology curriculum and mentoring the fellows."

     

    "When Dr. Brandt is covering the inpatient service, she always makes a point to e-mail articles to the residents and fellows about each patient case."

    Mark Caridi-Scheible

    Department of Anesthesiology

    "Multiple multi-disciplinary and external educational presentations related to COVID, including, presentation to NETEC group (1000+) on COVID, virtual town hall at EUH 4/2/20 on clinical management of COVID ICU patients and extensive education of faculty, staff and trainees at ECCC related to COVID patient management."

     

    "Member of team developing best practices guidelines for management of COVID patients. He is known for being a collaborative member of working groups who ensures all voices are heard and decisions are data driven."

     

    "Program director of Anesthesiology multi-disciplinary critical care medicine fellowship"

    E. Britton Chahine

    Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics

    "Spends countless hours (including many sleepless nights!) creating simulation models for residents to learn critical skills"

     

    "Completely dedicated to education in the OR, trainees truly have ownership over cases under excellent supervision and guidance"

     

    "Includes residents and medical students in review of most up-to-date evidence based medicine guidelines for diagnosis and treatment"

     

    "Creates in-depth and relatable monthly simulations that fully encompass improving our clinical skills"

    Jocelyn Cox

    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    "Dr. Cox is a formidable clinician, educator and individual."

     

    "She greatly enhances the trainees’ understanding of the clinical and professional implications of being an addiction psychiatrist."

     

    "She has a special ability to motivate people to learn. Sometimes a few words on a clinical issue make you remember for a long time."

    Doug Falls

    Department of Cell Biology

    "Course and module director who works closely with all faculty for coordination of effective and outstanding teaching."

     

    "Genuinely cares for the intellectual and personal well-being of all students"

     

    "Always makes complex and difficult decisions in consultation with colleagues and with compassion toward students."

    Chris Filson

    Department of Urology

    "He has established a program of teaching health services research to medical students, culminating in first authorship of peer-reviewed publications for three consecutive Discovery students."

     

    "As Site Director of Urology GME at the Atlanta VAMC, he has spearheaded engagement of resident feedback to revise Urology GME to meet evolving needs, including working with VAMC leadership to attain approval for establishing of a robotic urology program."

     

    "As Assistant Program Director of Urology GME at Emory SOM, he led revamping of didactics and journal club to enhance faculty and resident engagement, enhanced the process of responsiveness to trainee feedback through quarterly Curriculum Committee meetings with residents and pertinent site director, and supervised annual resident QI projects for 3 consecutive years."

    Kathryn Garber

    Department of Human Genetics

    "At Emory, Dr. Garber has been involved in genetics education on several levels. She is running the genetics curriculum for medical and physician assistant students. She is directing courses for the genetic counseling training program."


    "At the national level, Dr. Garber founded a curriculum resource exchange for genetic educators for the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics."

    David Goldsmith

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    "Dr. Goldsmith serves as a mentor to many psychiatry residents and medical students. He has consistently been a Discovery mentor to medical students and is always approached by multiple students to work with him each year. His teaching spans from direct teaching in clinic to lectures given in medical school and residency didactics."

     

    "Dr. Goldsmith is the Associate Program Director for the Psychiatry Research Track where he actively participates in the didactic teaching and direct mentoring of research track residents in the program."

     

    "Dr. Goldsmith directs the Psychotic Disorders module for the Psychiatry Residents, coordinating the lectures across the PGY1-PGY3 years to teach the residents about schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Dr. Goldsmith gives many of these lectures and has worked hard to not only update the lecture material in this module, but to also incorporate new teaching methods for the residents to participate in more active learning experiences."

    Erin Grady

    Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

    "Emory greatly benefits from her national leadership in nuclear medicine education."

     

    "Her approach to teaching is evidence-based and humanistic."

    Hans Grossniklaus

    Department of Ophthalmology

    "Dr. G consistently looks for opportunities to engage junior faculty in to advance their academic careers."

     

    "His teaching during ophthalmology grand rounds is unmatched. With his expertise, he is able to share knowledge in nearly every sub specialty case presentation."

    Krisztina Hanley

    Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

    "Beloved teacher and mentor for many pathology trainees, one of the “go-to” people in the department for trainees and a valuable member of the residency leadership team."

     

    "Krisztina has recently applied and just received initial accreditation for a Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship program at Emory and will be the fellowship director."

     

    "Comments from trainees: "Dr. Hanley’s dedication to resident education simply cannot be overstated. She consistently goes above and beyond to find time for resident teaching, whether it be through research projects, career advice, or most recently through weekly Zoom teleconferences for Gynecologic Pathology teaching sessions.""

     

    "Excellent pathologist and cytopathologist with high standards who holds trainees accountable"

    Jessica Harroche

    Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics

    "Dr. Harroche is a dedicated and innovative educator. She is involved in many of the educational components of the training program including teaching simulation modules to Ob/Gyn trainees at all levels."

     

    "Since starting at Emory, Dr. Harroche has contributed to enhancing the well-being and educational experience of the trainees. She was selected to be on the medical student clerkship task force as well as a medical student clerkship site instructor. She is innovative and compassionate towards the trainees which adds a personal element to the clerkship experience."

     

    "She volunteers on her own time to prepare residents and fellows for their boards by simulating mock board exams."

    Kurt Heiss

    Department of Pediatrics

    "Focused, individualized teaching goals before EVERY operation."

     

    "Wise, objective counseling for career mentorship for residents, fellows, attending staff"

     

    "30 years of dedication to being a surgical educator"

    Tracey Henry

    Department of Medicine

    "As the Director of the Health Policy Curriculum for IM residents, Dr. Henry’s inspirational teaching style has resulted in her residents taking meaningful action: testifying before the state legislator on issues affecting our patients, call to actions during the COVID pandemic, blogs and op-eds to improving access to care for our vulnerable patient populations."

     

    "Dr. Henry is a passionate educator whose unique teaching style connects with students both in the classrooms and in the clinical setting on the wards. She meets learners where they are to maximize their potential."

     

    "Dr. Henry has created and directs the Emory EMPACT program which facilitates medical students to learn in a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Her programming, didactics and mentorship have been invaluable."

    Charlie Hill

    Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

    "Program director for Emory’s successful Pathology Residency for 10 years; during that time he has overseen the development of a research track for the residency, encouraged numerous wellness activities, and provided a steady hand"

     

    "An expert in molecular pathology, Charlie has taught numerous residents and fellows and provided mentorship and sponsorship to both trainees and colleagues."

     

    "Provides a great example for pathologist trainees and colleagues through his roles in managing a wide variety of testing over time, including high-profile roles in our Ebola and COVID-19 testing response."

    Chris Ho

    Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

    "Chris is a collaborative and creative educator whose dedication to training a diverse future radiology workforce is palpable."

     

    "His steadfast leadership of our residency during this most challenging time has been inspiring."

    McKenzie Hollon

    Department of Anesthesiology

    Grady Memorial Hospital

    "Created, implemented and directed a new patient care and teaching service at Grady"

        

    "Lectures nationally on POCUS to Anesthesiologists and CCM physicians"

        

    "Selected to American Society of Anesthesiologists committee tasked with creating guidelines for performance of POCUS exams"

    G. Baker Hubbard

    Department of Ophthalmology

    "Baker is greatly admired by the residents and fellows that rotate through his clinic and in the OR. He is calm and confident in the OR and he elevates each fellow's surgical skills at the end of his/her rotation."

     

    "Despite a busy clinic, he is willing to see other attendings' patients with complex issues and communicate his expertise."

     

    "His leadership skills and committment to excellence led to his recent titles of "Ophthalmologist of the Year" by the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and "Person of Vision Award" by Prevent Blindness Georgia."

    Erica Johnson

    Department of Anesthesiology

    "As an OB Anesthesiologist she routinely works with trainees caring for high risk patients. This includes developing simulation sessions and numerous lectures."

     

    "She has given lectures to OB MFM fellows and AA students."

     

    "She won the Anesthesiology Excellence in clinical teaching award from the graduating class last year."

    Aley Kalapila

    Department of Medicine

    "Dr. Kalapila develops content for a national HIV curriculum used widely across the country for providers of all levels of training."

     

    "Dr. Kalapila passionately and rigorously trains and mentors students, residents, and fellows on inpatient and outpatient HIV care, and is constantly thinking about innovations in how trainees are taught at every level."

     

    "Dr. Kalapila both provides and teaches HIV/ID care for vulnerable populations facing substance use disorder and infectious diseases complications through the community organization, the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition."

    Carlos Kase

    Department of Neurology

    "Excellent teacher for neurology residents in clinic"

     

    "Dedicated to supporting colleagues in difficult clinical cases"

     

    "Inspirational as a wonderful clinician and human being"

    Usama Khalid

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    "Traditionally anatomy for first year medical students is taught by cadaver dissection and a huge amount of reading. The ability to view structures and their relationships using ultrasound is unique. This ability not only provides the students with a new way to learn the anatomy but also provides them with a skill for their future clinical work. Dr. Khalid has run a module within the anatomy course called Medical Ultrasound for Students at Emory (MUSE). A highly successful module for which Dr. Khalid volunteers his time and expertise."

     

    "Despite moving his clinical practice to Emory Johns Creek with no required academic commitment, Dr. Khalid is still invested in the education of our EM residents and students."

    Haydn Kissick

    Department of Urology

    "As Director of the graduate immunology class, Concepts of Immunology for 3 consecutive years, Dr. Kissick spearheaded expansion of this didactic offering (that teaches fundamentals of immunology) to include students from the Georgia Tech/Emory combined Biomedical Engineering program, the GDBBS Cancer Biology program, Microbiology program, and Immunology program, that has led to doubling of class enrollment and exceptional teaching evaluations by the students."

     

    "He is highly sought by graduate students and their mentors to participate in thesis committees, and currently serves as a thesis committee member for 15 graduate students in the BME, Cancer Biology and Immunology programs."

     

    "As PI of a laboratory investigating tumor immunology, he has mentored 4 current PhD students who have been have been highly productive in their research, leading to high profile first author trainee publications in prestigious journals including Nature, and recognition by awards to the trainees from Emory Departments and national professional associations alike."

    Marko Klisovic

    Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics

    "Sits with the residents in the labor lounge and the clinic rooms to bridge the gap from resident to attending, and continuing educational conversations"

     

    "Serves as an excellent mentor for residents both for clinical issues and personal issues, providing pragmatic life advice and career recommendations"

     

    "Started teaching initiatives such as Klisovic's Kwiz to keep residents engaged in evidence based medicine"

     

    "Cares a lot about residents' education"

    Eric Knauer

    Department of Surgery

    "Energizes surgery resident and student education at Midtown"

     

    "Site mentor for medical, PA and NP students and values their contribution"

     

    "Teaches something new every day"

    Dorian Lamis

    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    "Dr. Lamis mentors many trainees, including psychology students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows as well as psychiatry residents, to become outstanding researcher-clinicians. His lectures are thought-provoking, engaging, and always relevant to improving patient care, particularly with regards to treating mood disorders and decreasing suicidal ideation/behavior."

     

    "Dr. Lamis is the Associate Director for the Health Service Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program and is committed to providing excellent education with regards to enhancing clinical and research skills in underserved populations at Grady. Under his direction and supervision, Dr. Lamis' mentees have been consistently successful in demonstrating effective assessment and psychosocial intervention skills. He also provides many opportunities for his mentees to understand the research process, publish high quality studies, and co-author articles in top tier journals."

     

    "As the Director of Education and Training of the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE), Dr. Lamis shares his passion for preventing violence and injury with all of his mentees and is dedicated to training the next generation of leaders in the field through a remarkable blend of guidance, motivation, and support."

    Liang Liu

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    "Since starting at Emory, Dr. Liu has dedicated at least 2-3 shifts per week to our ultrasound learners with hands on practice and weekly lectures. She has enhanced the process for timely and comprehensive feedback to resident learners with hands on teaching, updates in quality assurance review/guidelines and collaboration with IT to improve annotations/presets on all ultrasound machines."

     

    "In response to COVID-19 and cessation of ultrasound rotations, Dr. Liu developed a national remote learning curriculum used by over eleven different residency programs around the country to connect learners to ultrasound experts via a virtual platform. The curriculum includes pre-work, daily virtual classrooms and opportunities to utilize handheld ultrasound devices to scan and obtain real time feedback. This also provides faculty from all institutions with national teaching opportunities, and exposes learners to unique teaching methods and content specific experts."

     

    "It is rare to meet a brand new faculty who immediately commits wholeheartedly to our educational mission. As an ultrasound trained faculty she saw an opportunity to fill a hole in our educational program. She jumped in and provided much needed didactic and bedside educational time for our non-EM learners."

    Jennifer Lom

    Department of Medicine

    "Transforms processes for learner growth and assessment into tangible learning milestones."

     

    "Takes time to redesign curricula to meet the needs of our current and rapidly changing clinical environment during the COVID pandemic."

     

    "Demonstrates professionalism and a work environment that embraces learner concerns as it relates to delivering care in a rapidly changing environment."

    Bill Majdalany

    Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

    "Bill has taken our model of IR education to new heights."

     

    "He demonstrates constant caring and concern for the learning and well being of our trainees."

    Noble Maleque

    Department of Medicine

    "He is a great educator for our faculty members with grand rounds and mini AHA lectures."

     

    "He serves at the APD here at EUHM and is very involved in education for medical students and residents."

     

    "Great mentor for many junior faculty"

    Bob McKeon

    Department of Cell Biology

    "Highly committed to outstanding teaching"

     

    "Course and module director who works closely with all faculty for coordination and effective and outstanding teaching"

     

    "Leader helping to continually improve the curriculum, facilitate other medical educators and develop improved methods in teaching"

    Hassan Monfared

    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

    "Comes to clinic early to engage in teaching sessons for residents"

     

    "Residency program director--long long hours devoted to this"

     

    "He has a direct role in getting his residents into fellowship programs by talking to fellowship directors."

    Edward Morgan

    Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

    "For more than a decade, Eddie served as the Director of the Molecular & Systems Pharmacology (MSP) graduate program. Eddie was such a beloved leader of this program that the program's top award for student service and leadership is now named after him."

     

    "For the past seven years, Eddie has served as the Graduate Coordinator of the Emory Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program. This program promotes and celebrates diversity in the Emory research community. Such promotion of diversity has been a passion of Eddie's for his entire career."

     

    "For many years, Eddie has been in the leadership ranks of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), and last year he served as the society's President. In this role, he strongly promoted pharmacology education as well as a culture of diversity in biomedical research."

    Marina Mosunjac

    Department of Pathology & Laboratory Sciences

    "Widely recognized amongst pathology trainees as a source of excellent teaching and counsel in a range of subjects including pathology, medicine, and otherwise."

     

    "Marina has not only provided extra and optional training sessions for residents, she has been instrumental in "on-boarding" of first year residents and assisting with their transition from medical students to pathology residents."

     

    "Comments from trainees: " In addition to structuring and optimizing the Grady Surgical Pathology Rotation, she has provided and continues to provide numerous extra teaching sessions for residents (most recently through the creation of daily Zoom teaching sessions), conducted many research projects with residents, and has collected and cultivated numerous educational resources to supplement our education. A cornerstone of Emory Pathology Residency training – that’s how I would describe Dr. Marina Mosunjac’s role in resident education.""

    Shivani Mukkamala

    Department of Anesthesiology

    "As coordinator and organizer of the pediatric anesthesiology rotation, Dr. Mukkamala has created a unique and excellent environment for students. She puts so much emphasis on learning my individual strengths and weaknesses to push me to be a better future resident. I have never had an attending put so much personal devotion into my education, and I know I will be a better physician because of her."

     

    "As a future female anesthesiologist, Dr. Mukkamala has been a wonderful role model and mentor. She is a confident and capable anesthesiologist who is also a wonderful wife, mother and supporter of other women in medicine. I am so glad I was able to work with her and learn not only anesthesia, but also how to navigate the extra difficulty of being a woman in medicine."

     

    "Dr. Mukkamala is the faculty advisor for Emory’s Crawford Long Anesthesiology Interest Group. She assists the students in developing educational sessions geared towards teaching procedures and physiology relevant to anesthesiology. She also guides the students through their career planning process for anesthesiology, residency, and even beyond in one’s own personal life. She is an excellent mentor and friend – she expresses a true interest in getting to learn more about the lives of her students, their families, and their personal goals."

    Kahra Nix

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    "Rapidly developed an online curriculum for emergency medicine ultrasound to give learners the best possible educational opportunity in the wake of distance learning due to COVID19."

     

    "Took over and significantly improved the emergency medicine ultrasound rotation."

     

    "As a new faculty, she has stepped into her leadership role with poise and innovation."

     

    "Used the COVID-19 crisis as a platform to not only create an on-line education program but also reach out to other programs nationally to leverage their expertise and resources for a national on-line US education program. This is great for our residents, alleviates the burden on our teaching faculty and will lead to a scholarly project."

    Ankit Patel

    Department of Surgery

    "Established the most robust robotic surgery curriculum for trainees."

     

    "Creates a rotation that teaches the hard work and rewards of being a surgeon."

     

    "Sought after teacher and lecturer in robotic and minimally invasive surgery."

    Dipan Patel

    Department of Surgery

    "A resident favorite, teaches with so much common sense."

     

    "Role model in the OR, on the floors, in clinics, and as a person."

     

    "Develops very relevant curriculum for residents."

    Gaurav Patel

    Department of Anesthesiology

    "Dr. Patel is an excellent teacher. He works so hard for all learners. "

     

    "He has excelled at teaching for both medical students and residents. He is now a strong educator for the Anesthesiology Assistant school."

     

    "He teaches everyone. I saw him teach my resident how to teach and what he could do better so that I could learn better. Who does that?!"

     

    "Great teacher. He brings incredible enthusiasm to teaching and mentoring."

    Trusharth Patel

    Department of Anesthesiology

    "Teaches multidisciplinary pain fellows about facial pain diagnosis and management"

     

    "Immediately moved curriculum to daily videoconference presentations so that resident/fellow education was not compromised"

     

    "Consistenty high ratings from residents and fellow evaluations"

     

    "Recurrent invitations to participate in a cadaver model workshop at national regional anesthesia meeting, consistently getting excellent evaluations"

    Viniya Patidar

    Department of Medicine

    "Great attending on teaching service, her interns love working with her."

     

    "Has worked very hard on Open Mic education series at EUHM for interesting clinical cases"

     

    "Great communicator among different healthcare providers"

     

    "Has been leading the telemetry initiative for Emory and has provided significant education surrounding this for faculty"

    Varun Phadke

    Department of Medicine

    "Revolutionized ID lectures and Immunology thread in the medical students Foundations curriculum. Widely beloved by students as a fantastic lecturer."

     

    "Created the new COVID elective for medical students in a very short period of time when students were pulled off of clinical rotations suddenly."

     

    "Received outstanding evaluations for his medical school Microbiology courses."

     

    "Varun has successfully redesigned all didactics on the medicine clerkship. Through his keen innovation, he has created and implemented an intentional, stepwise pathway integrating clinical knowledge, reasoning and skills. The students have given rave reviews and repeatedly commented on how intentional the curriculum feels, as if we are guiding them through medicine and purposely setting a path for growth."

    Brian Quigley

    Department of Pathology & Laboratory Sciences

    "Comments from trainees: Dr. Quigley is an incredibly hard-working and detail-oriented Pathologist. However, no matter how heavy his workload may be, he is always willing to spend time teaching, whether it be at the microscope, in the frozen section room, or at the grossing bench. It has been an extremely valuable opportunity to work with Dr. Quigley and observe his approach, especially as it pertains to preparing us for independent practice."

     

    "Brian gives some of the best constructive feedback to our trainees of any I have seen as a program director. Every evaluation includes detailed information about what the trainee does well, areas the trainee may improve upon, and concrete guidance on activities the trainee should pursue to improve."

    Francois Rollin

    Department of Medicine

    "Humble, hard working, acknowledges and understands learner needs"

     

    "Willing to step in and teach through role modeling, while always maintaining a positive attitude"

     

    "Tackles new initiatives with energy and enthusiasm, transforming them into curricula and educational tools in real time, which is essential admist the COVID pandemic."

    Maria Russell

    Department of Surgery

    "Direction of a robust set of live telemedicine conferences during the COVID outbreak to maintain education"

     

    "Mentorship through role modeling- I have never met another surgeon put so much of a personal touch into patient care"

     

    "Creation and maintenance of multi-disciplinary Grady GI oncology conference involving the residents from Emory and Morehouse to give patients access to full standard of care treatment"

    Juan Sarmiento

    Department of Surgery

    "Has mentored Emory students into successful careers in top tier institutions."

     

    "Mentoring and projects is never about himself, but for the mentee."

     

    "Tough teacher in the OR, but you learn all the slick moves."

    Jyotirmay (Joe) Sharma

    Department of Surgery

    "Most productive Discovery Phase mentor for the SOM"

     

    "Many students go into surgery because of Dr. Sharma."

     

    "The go-to person if you want a career in Thyroid and Endocrine cancer surgery"

    Tricia Smith

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    "Ultrasound education typically occurs at the bedside and interesting findings may only be seen by a handful of learners. Dr. Smith has been instrumental in taking those interesting cases and with the help of residents turns them into web based "Image of the Fortnight". These are detailed reviews of the images and the associated clinical information. They are one of the top Emory google searches. Check them out."

     

    "Dr. Smith has an unrivaled knowledge of point of care ultrasound however the remarkable feat is that she can teach it to anyone. She makes the material easy to understand. She also has an unwavering commitment to the best possible scanning."

    Boris Spektor

    Department of Anesthesiology

    "A role model, mentor, teacher and incredible educator"

     

    "Goes above and beyond to take care of the well being of his fellows by teaching about stress relief, mindfulness, work/life balance"

     

    "Humble and always looking for feedback to improve teaching and academics in the department"

    Ben Stoff

    Department of Dermatology

    "Most involved in our department in formal didactics"

     

    "National leader in dermatology involving ethics"

     

    "Joint appointment in Emory Ethics Center"

    Cinnamon Sullivan

    Department of Anesthesiology

    "Exemplary leadership during the COVID Pandemic"

     

    "Taught me the importance of taking a second and being prepared so that I won't be scrambling when a situation arises"

     

    "I watched as she patiently instructed a first year AA student through a very difficult but successful airway intubation on a 550lb patient. This was this students first intubation on a morbidly obese patient and to this day they bring up Cinnamon's patience and willingness to teach. Especailly most attendings would not have given a first year student that oppotunity to intubate"

     

    "Extremely knowledgeable"

    Sahar Taghvaei

    Department of Medicine

    "Interested in education for our patients on coping strategies for stressors and patient centered health initiatives"

     

    "Innovative curriculum for wellness for faculty including balant groups, meditation, narrative writing related to the COVID era for wellness education."

    Yilang Tang

    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    "Dr. Tang has quite a lot of clinical and research responsibilities. Despite this, he always makes time for us Fellows in terms of making sure that he provides us "teaching moments." He has a vast amount of knowledge in the field of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He is able to share this knowledge with us in terms/ways that we can understand. He is a wonderful educator who I hope to emulate one day."

     

    "His lectures are always well attended and loved by residents."

     

    "Dr. Tang really stands out among all the attendings for his clear enjoyment of spending time with trainees for teaching and mentorship."

    Peter Thompson

    Department of Surgery

    "Always dedicated to teaching, no matter what else may be going on."

     

    "Extremely patient"

     

    "Always willing to listen to the ideas of those younger/less experienced than him"

    Tracy Vettese

    Department of Medicine

    "Dr. Vettese is a stellar and outstanding educator both for the residents and faculty for whom she teaches and mentors. She provides systematic feedback to improve our own clinical and educational skills."

     

    "Dr. Vettese’s opioid curriculum has been quite timely and well received by the residents. The information taught has empowered and equipped residents to mitigate the opioid epidemic with safe prescribing practices."

     

    "She is an innovator educator whose passion allows her to be an effective teacher in skills-training in physician-patient communication."

    Jose Villalon-Gomez

    Department of Family & Preventative Medicine

    "Program Director for family medicine residency program, he has navigated service disruptions related to COVID-19, including: communicating with residents and faculty around reducing COVID exposure and return to work issues."

     

    "Demonstrating leadership around new rotations at the Emory GME level, involving trainees in telemedicine."

     

    "Leading the FM program team through a deficiency-free survey and throughout all these stressors, maintaining a positive and upbeat attitude."

    Joshua Wallenstein

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    "Since taking over as the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director he has taken the curriculum to a new level. He has introduced innovative pedagogy that is truly interactive."

     

    "The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed him to take what he already developed and continue to innovate using on-line resources. He has taken cases that are meant for oral board style in person sessions and converted them to an interactive on-line experience. Students work together in groups to prepare the material and then present their findings. This has provided our students with ongoing impactful education."

     

    "He has served as a mentor to junior faculty, stepped up as a member of our executive committee and continues to serve an important role mentoring and teaching students from Morehouse School of Medicine who are pursuing Emergency Medicine as a career."

    John White

    Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics

    "Dedicates himself to sharing his decades of experience with residents through his frequent presence in clinic, OR, and L&D."

     

    "Encourages residents to develop surgical planning skills and create treatment plans for patients through weekly pre-op conference."

     

    "Is a continual resource for residents, particularly in hormone management and treatment of menopause."

    Jason Williams

    Department of Medicine

    "Serves as procedure medicine teacher and supervisor for guiding internal medicine residents to improve their procedural skills at VA medical center"

     

    "Helps to lead a POCUS committee across division to streamline efforts for faculty education and skill building in POCUS."

     

    "Serves as a faculty mentor and educator in the arena of POCUS and how to use POCUS (point of care ultrasound) for medical decision making."

    Chip Wilmot

    Department of Neurology

    "Reviewing pathophysiology with students"

     

    "Allowing fundoscopic examinations on himself"

     

    "Takes time to teach, staying late"

    Christina Wu

    Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology

    "Since joining Emory University in 2016, Christina has established an enviable education portfolio at Grady Memorial hospital GI Oncology clinic, supervising and advising residents and fellows rotating through the clinic. She goes above and beyond in helping them navigate their academic programs and has consistently been rated extremely high on departmental evaluations."

     

    "Outstanding mentoring of hematology oncology fellows"

     

    "Dr. Christina Wu is passionate about medical education and has been a role model for scholars and learners, across Emory University School of Medicine and the medical community as a whole. She has given numerous lectures on gastrointestinal cancers at multiple national and international fora. An excellent example is the Ohio State University MedNet21 which has been viewed by 18,000 physicians worldwide."