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Medical school instructors, house staff lauded

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Nigar Kirmani, MD, (right) and other awardees laugh during the teaching awards ceremony. Kirmani won a Distinguished Service Teaching Award from the Class of 2015. For more photos from the event, follow this link.

To show their appreciation for exemplary service in medical education, Washington University School of Medicine students recently presented the school’s faculty and house staff with the annual Distinguished Service Teaching Awards.

The awards were for the 2012-13 school year.

Initiated by students and implemented with support from the Office of Medical Student Education, the awards honor educators who have made significant contributions to the training of future physicians at Washington University. 

Each year, students finishing their first, second and third year of studies select the course masters, lecturers, clerkship directors, attendings and residents who distinguished themselves most in the education of medical students. The awards allow medical students to express their appreciation for their teachers’ efforts, dedication and patience.

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Bradley P. Stoner, MD, PhD, holds his award for Humanism in Medicine. Stoner was the nominee for the National Humanism in Medicine Award.
Among those honored was Bradley P. Stoner, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and of anthropology. He is the students’ nominee for the National Humanism in Medicine Award, which is presented annually by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The award recognizes medical school faculty physicians who exemplify the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. Stoner specializes in clinical, epidemiological and sociocultural studies of sexually transmitted diseases.

Here are others honored at the awards ceremony Nov. 18 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center: 


Class of 2014

Clinical Lecturer of the Year: Tammy Sonn, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology 

Clerkship Director of the Year: Thomas M. De Fer, MD, professor of medicine

Clinical Department of the Year: Internal Medicine

Clinical Teachers of the Year:

  • Gregory M. Polites, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine
  • Mark Levine, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine
  • Megan E. Wren, MD, associate professor of medicine
  • L. Stewart Massad Jr., MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology
  • Brian Nussenbaum, MD, the Christy J. and Richard S. Hawes III Professor of Otolaryngology
  • Collin McClelland, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences
  • Martin I. Boyer, MD, the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Douglas P. Larsen, MD, assistant professor of neurology
  • Phyllis C. Huettner, MD, associate professor of pathology and immunology
  • Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, associate professor of medicine

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Katharine Meddles, MD, receives an award as one of the residents of the year, as chosen by the Class of 2014.
Residents of the Year:

  • Mary Keegan, MD
  • Meghan Valentine, MD
  • Nathan Kung, MD
  • Katharine Meddles, MD
  • Nicholas Hamilton, MD
  • Todd Fojo, MD
  • Matt Burford, MD
  • Lora Melman, MD
  • Kathryn Squires, MD
  • Derek Wakeman, MD


Class of 2015 

Lecturer of the Year: Allyson R. Zazulia, MD, associate professor of neurology

Professor of the Year: Steven C. Cheng, MD, associate professor of medicine 

Course Master of the Year: Erika C. Crouch, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and immunology

Practice of Medicine Preceptor of the Year: Megan E. Wren, MD, associate professor of medicine

Distinguished Service Teaching Awards:

  • Dana R. Abendschein, PhD, associate professor of medicine
  • Richard D. Brasington Jr., MD, professor of medicine
  • William E. Clutter, MD, associate professor of medicine, associate director of the House Staff Training Program
  • Alan I. Glass, MD, assistant vice chancellor and director of Student Health Services, and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry
  • Ian S. Hagemann, PhD, MD, assistant professor of pathology and immunology
  • Scot G. Hickman, MD, professor of medicine
  • Nigar Kirmani, MD, professor of medicine
  • Deborah C. Rubin, MD, professor of medicine
  • David Sheinbein, MD, associate professor of medicine
  • Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD, the Sam and Audrey Loew Levin Professor of Medicine 


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Jane Phillips-Conroy, PhD, applauds at the ceremony. The Class of 2016 named her professor of the year.
Class of 2016

Stanley Lang Lecturer of the Year: Steven Sauk, MD, clinical fellow in radiology

Professor of the Year: Jane E. Phillips-Conroy, PhD, professor of anatomy and of anthropology

Course Master of the Year: Gregory M. Polites, MD

Teaching Assistant of the Year: Andrew P. Jallouk, graduate research assistant

Practice of Medicine Small Group Leader of the Year: Ryan P. Calfee, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery

Selective of the Year: Meredith E. Pittman, MD, co-chief resident in pathology and immunology

Distinguished Service Teaching Awards:

  • Glenn C. Conroy, PhD, professor of anatomy and of anthropology
  • Krikor T. Dikranian, MD, PhD, associate professor of anatomy 
  • Alan I. Glass, MD
  • Joseph L. (Joel) Price, PhD, DPhil, professor of anatomy and neurobiology
  • Paul C. Bridgman, PhD, professor of neurobiology and associate professor of biomedical engineering
  • Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, professor of otolaryngology
  • Michael G. Caparon Jr., PhD, professor of molecular microbiology
  • Linda J. Pike, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics
  • Andrey S. Shaw, MD, Emil R. Unanue Professor of Immunobiology in Pathology and Immunology
  • Timothy E. Holy, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology

For more photos from the event, follow this link.

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