SURGERY FACULTY TEACHING AWARDS
In recognition of excellence in medical student and resident education, awards are also given to Department of Surgery faculty based on student and resident evaluations during the academic year.
2017 Faculty Teaching Awards
Back Row: Sandra Beck, MD and James Lynch, MD (Community Faculty)
Second Row: Jon Hourigan, MD; Ana Ruzic, MD; Nathan Orr, MD; Brian Tucker, DO.
Front Row: Melissa Newcomb, MD*; Cortney Lee, MD*; Cynthia Talley, MD.
Not Pictured: James Liau, MD; John Draus, MD; Sean Dineen, MD; Eric Ballert, MD.
*Recipients of the Ward O. Griffen Excellence in Teaching Award.
2016 recipients of the Award for Excellence in
2015 recipients of the Award for Excellence in
The Ben Eiseman Surgery Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Education and the Ward O. Griffen Surgery Teaching Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education were established in 1999 to honor faculty members who have demonstrated excellent educational skills and contributed significantly to medical student and resident education over the past academic year.
Ben Eiseman Surgery Teaching Award
Ward O. Griffen Surgery Teaching Award
2016 - Ching-Wei Tzeng, MD
2016 - Joseph Iocono, MD
2015 - Levi D. Procter, MD
2015 - Daniel E. Kenady, MD
The Richard W. Schwartz Leadership in Education Award is awarded to UK Department of Surgery faculty members in recognition of their tireless dedication and pursuit of excellence in surgical education.
The Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award recognizes excellence in teaching, leadership, innovation, evalutaion, and development.
RESIDENT TEACHING AWARDS
Resident teaching awards are presented to residents who exhibit excellence in surgery teaching and instruction.These awards are based on medical student evaluations of residents.
2017 Resident Teaching Awards
Back Row: Cheryl Richie, MD; Jennifer Harris, MD; Brent Hillard, MD
Second Row: Michael Totten, MD; Tong Gan, MD;
Justin Peterson, MD; Tamera Cox, MD
Front Row: Shyanie Kumar, MD; Callie Dowdy, MD;
Amaka Agochukwu, MD; Caroline Neff, MD.
Not Pictured: Sam Carmichael, MD; Maggie Higgins, MD
2016 Resident Awards for Excellence in Medical Student Education
2015 Resident Awards for Excellence in Medical Student Education
STUDENT SURGERY AWARDS
The Francis Massie Award is in honor of Dr. Francis Massie, who served as President of the Fayette County Medical Society. Dr. Massie was one of the founding members of the Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons; he was the first Secretary and later President of the Kentucky Surgical Association. Dr. Massie was also the catalyst who first brought the idea of a University of Kentucky Medical School to Governor Albert Chandler. This award is given annually to one senior medical student who demonstrates outstanding potential as a physician within the Department of Surgery.
The Andrew R. Pulito Award is given in honor of Dr. Andrew Pulito, pediatric surgeon, and long-time general surgery clerkship director.
This award is given to a student who exemplifies excellence in academics, clinical care, leadership and teaching in the field of surgery.
These awards are presented to graduating students at the Senior Awards Brunch on Graduation Day
Francis Massie Award
Andrew R. Pulito Award
2016 - David Saxon
2016 - Justin Penticuff
2015 - Eric S. Schmidt
2015 - Patrick Hensley