Faculty and Resident Teaching Awards

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

Faculty Teaching Awards 2017



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
Student and Resident Education
Dr. Christopher Culpepper, Dr. Cortney Lee, Dr. Melissa Newcomb, Dr. Sean Dineen, Dr. Ching-Wei Tzeng, Dr. William Cavatassi,
Dr. Sandra Beck, Dr. Jon Hourigan, Dr. John Draus and Dr. Sean Skinner, Dr. Jitesh Patel and Dr. Brian Tucker.

2015 recipients of the Award for Excellence in
Student and Resident Teaching:
Dr. Jeremiah T. Martin, Dr. John M. Draus, Dr. Leslie K. Wong, Dr. Erin Maynard, Dr. Stephen Strup,
Dr. Melissa R. Newcomb, Dr. Ching-Wei D. Tzeng, Dr. William C. Cavatassi



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

William Cavatassi, MD

2017
William Cavatassi, MD

2017 Ward Griffen Award

2017
Cortney Lee, MD 
and Melissa Newcomb, MD

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


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
Michael Bounds, Zachary Warner, Samuel Carmichael, John Hance, Tong Gan, Peter Stafford, Meir Meerkov,
Caroline Neff, Michael Totten, Melissa Kost, Tamera Cox, and Heather Frohman

2015 Resident Awards for Excellence in Medical Student Education
Nathan Kister, Brittany Zwischenberger, Tamera Cox, Cheryl Richie, Ashley Kerekes,
John Hance, Stephen Grupke, Ross Strong, Jerry Fikhman, John Lacy, Michael Lynch

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

2017 Francis Massie Award

2017
Brittany Fenner

2017 Pulito Award Winner


2017

Kyle Stigall

2016 - David Saxon

2016 - Justin Penticuff

2015 - Eric S. Schmidt

2015 - Patrick Hensley

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