Chapter awardees announced

In recognition of their outstanding service, these exceptional individuals received chapter awards in the spring of 2018.


Chapters honor Members, Fellows, and Masters of ACP who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, or service to their community, their chapter, and ACP. Awardees have a long history of excellence and peer approval in the specialty of Internal Medicine. In recognition of their outstanding service, these exceptional individuals received chapter awards in the spring of 2018:

Alabama

Charles Michael Soppet, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Alberta

George Goldsand, MD, MACP–Laureate Award

Arizona

Kevin F. Moynahan, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Allan Markus, MD, FACP–Leader of the Year

Kerilynn Bollman, MD, FACP–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Adebisi Alli, DO, FACP–Early Career Physician Award

Shannon Skinner, MD, FACP–Educator of the Year Award

M. Zuhdi Jasser, MD, FACP–Internist of the Year

Monica Kraft, MD, FACP–Researcher of the Year

Jordan B. Coulston, MD–Hospitalist of the Year

Preston Seaberg, MD–Resident/Fellow of the Year

Nafis A. Shamsid–Deen, MD–Resident/Fellow of the Year

Shovna Mishra–Medical Student of the Year

Morgan Whitaker–Medical Student of the Year

Arkansas

C. Lindsey Miller, MD, FACP–Robert Shields Abernathy Laureate Award

California Northern

Marilyn Ralph, MD–Resident/Fellow Leadership and Recognition Award

Mohsen Saadat, DO, FACP–Laureate Award

Jose Eguia, MD, MPH–Distinguished Teacher/Mentorship Award

Mary P. Pauly, MD, FACP–Volunteerism Award

California Southern Region I

Nathan R. Cox, MD–Laureate Award

California Southern Region II

Maher A. Roman, MD, FACP–Leadership Award

Sarah S. Thomas, MD–Leadership Award

Robert A. Kaplan, MD, FACP–Teaching Award

Edward V. Barnes, MD, FACP–Teaching Award

Rajesh Gulati, MBBS, FACP–Teaching Award

George M. Isaac, MD–Teaching Award

Scott A. Allen, MD–Volunteerism Award

Sherif F. Khalil, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Colombia

Roberto D’Achiardi-Rey, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Connecticut

Ruth Weissberger, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Rosemarie Fisher, MD, MACP–Laureate Award

Luis F. Diez-Morales, MD–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

James Sarfeh, MD–Henry Gift Award

Robert Nardino, MD, FACP–Thorton Teaching Award

District of Columbia

Nazia Qazi, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Matthew G. Tuck, MD, FACP–Sol Katz Lifetime Teaching

Col. Paul A. Hemmer, MC, USAF, FACP–Sol Katz Lifetime Teaching

David M. Parenti, MD, FACP–Walter J. Lester Award for Lifetime Teaching Excellence

Kate Sugarman, MD–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Jennifer E. Mills, MD, FACP–Leadership Award

Florida

Henry M. Haire, MD, FACP–Community-Based Teacher of the Year Award

Kellee Oller, MD, FACP–Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Naushira Pandya, MD, FACP–Internist of the Year Award

George Everett, MD, MS, FACP–Laureate Award

Georgia

H. Kenneth Walker, MD, MACP–Leadership Award

W. Cody McClatchey, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

George Allen Tindol, Jr., MD, FACP–J. Willis Hurst Outstanding Bedside Teacher Award

Robert Heinl IV, MD–Outstanding Resident in Volunteerism and Advocacy

Chelsea Fechter–Outstanding Medical Student in Volunteerism and Advocacy

Teresa E. Clark, MD, FACP–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Tracey Henry, MD, MPH, MS–Early Career Community Service & Volunteerism

Wentzelle K. Kitchens, MD–Community-Based Teaching Award

Illinois Northern

Marie T. Brown, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Illinois Southern

Teresa J. Lynch, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Vidya Sundareshan, MBBS, FACP–Laureate Award

Indiana

James M. Neal, MD, MBA, FACP–Laureate Award

Iowa

Lauris C. Kaldjian, MD, PhD, FACP–Laureate Award

Jay A. Rosenberger, DO, FACP–Laureate Award

John P. Viner, MD, FACP–Chapter Excellence and Lifetime Achievement

Kansas

Bradley W. Marples, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

John A. Bonino, MD–Early Career Physicians Award

Julie Nguyen, MD–Mahlon H. Delp Resident of the Year

Kyle Rowe, MD–Mahlon H. Delp Resident of the Year

Kentucky

Boutros E. Sawaya, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Maine

Christopher Wellins, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Massachusetts

Michael J. Rosenblum, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

George Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP–Chapter Leadership Award

Zoe Tseng, MD, FACP–Young Leadership Award

Aisha James, MD–Resident Leadership Award

Michigan

Patricia Brown, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

John Ayanian, MD, MPP, FACP–Laureate Award

Raymond Hilu, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Patricia Dhar, MD, FACP–Raymond H. Murray Governor Award

Sean Drake, MD, FACP–Raymond H. Murray Governor Award

Alexandra Halalau, MD, FACP–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Brent Williams, MD, MPH, FACP–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Martha Gray, MD, FACP–Great Internist of Michigan Award

Louis Saravolatz, MD, MACP–Lifetime Achievement Award

Mohamed Siddique, MD, FACP–Lifetime Achievement Award

Scott Kaatz, DO, FACP–2017 SHM Michigan Hospitalist of the Year Award

Minnesota

David R. Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP–Laureate Award

LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH–Community Volunteer Award

Missouri

William K Taylor, MD, FACP –Laureate Award

Montana

Michael Vlases, MD, FACP–Distinguished Internist

Mike Spinelli, MD, FACP–Medical Student Teacher Award

Steve Gerstner, MD, FACP–Resident Recognition Award for Leadership

Kylie Ebner, DO–Resident Recognition Award for Leadership

Tara Block–William A. Reynolds Outstanding Medical Student Award

Charlotte Nelson, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Nebraska

Robert W. Dunlay, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Jason Lambrecht, MD–Early Career Physician of the Year

Bruce L. Houghton, MD, FACP–Walter J. O’Donohue Award

Troy J. Plumb, MD, FACP–LeeRoy Meyer Award

Isaac J. Berg, MD–Volunteer Faculty Award

Nevada

Lisa Calvo, MD, FACP–Teacher of the Year Award

Laura Culley, MD, FACP–Community Engagement Award

Catherine Goring, MD, FACP–Women Physician of the Year Award

Jeff Murawsky, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Ranjit S. Makar, MBBS, FACP–Outstanding Young Physician Award

Aditi Singh, MD, FACP–Teacher of the Year Award

Bishwas Upadhyay, MBBS, FACP–Outstanding Young Physician Award

John Varras, MD, FACP–Distinguished Mentor Award

Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD, FACP–Women Physician of the Year Award

New Mexico

Hope R. Ferdowsian, MD, FACP–Humanitarian of the Year Award

Elizabeth C. Lawrence, MD, FACP–Distinguished Teacher/Mentor Award

Linda M. Macdonald, MD–Teacher of the Year Award

John Rush Pierce, Jr., MD, FACP–Laureate Award

David R. Scrase, MD, FACP–Chapter Advocacy Award

Robert G. Strickland, MD, MACP–Lifetime Achievement Award

Jennie Wei, MD–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

New York

Nick Fitterman, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Paula Lester, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Dan Pomerantz, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Kelly Ramsey, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Linda Efferen, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Ohio

Keith Armitage, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Craig Nielsen, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

David Norton, MD, FACP–Master Teacher Award

Caroline Mueller, MD, FACP–Master Teacher Award

Clifford D. Packer, MD, FACP–Master Teacher Award

Bud Issacson–Master Teacher Award

Uche G. Iheme, MD, FACP–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Max C. Reif, MD, FACP–Internist of the Year

Ontario

Gordon Guyatt, MD, FACP–ACP Ontario Chapter Laureate Award for Research Excellence

Ameen Patel, MD, FACP–ACP Ontario Laureate Award for Distinguished Service

Oregon

Leonard A. Mankin, MD, FACP–HP Lewis Distinguished Service Award

Peter D. Sullivan, MD–HP Lewis Distinguished Teaching Award

Renee K. Dversdal, MD, FACP–Outstanding Early Career Physician Award

Mark R. Rosenberg, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Pennsylvania Southeastern

Ronald B. Barg, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Priyanka T. Bhattacharya, MD, FACP–John Derrickson ECP Service Excellence Award

Amy L. Davis, DO, FACP–Pressman Award

Rosalind D. Kaplan, MD, FACP–Clinical Practice Award

Lawrence I. Kaplan, MD, FACP–Clinical Practice Award

Aleesha Shaik–Special Recognition

Pennsylvania Eastern

Robert C. Aber, MD, MACP–Special Recognition

Jignesh Y. Sheth, MD, FACP–John Derrickson ECP Service Excellence Award

Steven J. Scheinman, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Pennsylvania Western

Jennifer G. McComb, MD, FACP–Special Recognition

G. Alan Yeasted, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Eric J. Anish, MD, FACP–Clinical Practice Award

South Carolina

Steve P. Saunders, MBBS, FACP–Laureate Award

Eric G. Meissner, MD, PhD–Early Career Physician Award

William P. Moran, MD, FACP–James A. McFarland Award

South Dakota

Catherine “Cassie” Hajek, MD–Early Career Physician of the Year Award

Randall Lamfers, MD–Teacher of the Year Award

Binod Dhungana, MD, FACP–Humanitarian of the Year Award

Robert Allison, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Tennessee

Catherine R. Womack, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

John G. Thompson, MD, FACP–Volunteerism/Community Service Award

Texas

Philip Johnson, MD, FACP–Emerald Award

Mark Johnston, MD, FACP–Emerald Award

Michael Robertson, MD–Emerald Award

R. Steve Rosenbaum, MD, FACP–Emerald Award

Sarah Smiley, MD, FACP–Emerald Award

Homar Barta, MD, FACP–Decade of Service Award

Miguel Ayala, MD–Decade of Service Award

Carmen Gonzalez, MD, FACP–Decade of Service Award

Jay Jones, MD–Decade of Service Award

Felicia Gordon, MD, FACP–Decade of Service Award

Thomas Mieras, MD–Decade of Service Award

Amy LaViolette, MD, FACP–Early Career Physician Leader of the Year

Antonia Davidson, MD, FACP–Early Career Physician Leader of the Year

Andrew (Jimmy) Widmer, MD–Snyder/Chumley Advocate of the Year Award

Alan Keister, MD, FACP–Volunteerism of the Year Award

John V. Cox, DO, MBA, FACP–Laureate Award

Richard McCallum, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Clark Gregg, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Tom Hu, DO–Andy Diehl on Being a Doctor Award

U.S. Army

Col. (Ret) Maureen Koops, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Col. (Ret) Lisa Zacher, MD, MACP–Laureate Award

Col. (Ret) Jennifer Thompson, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Lt. Col. Kevin Akers–William Crosby Superiority in Research Award

Lt. Col. Joshua Hartzell, USUHS–ACP Master Teacher Award

Lt. Col. Nouansy Wilton–Robert H. Moser Award

Maj. David Hostler–Excellence in Operational Medicine Award

Maj. Meredith Hays–Army ACP MTF Teachers of the Year

Christina Schofield–Army ACP MTF Teachers of the Year

Kelly Ferraro–Army ACP MTF Teachers of the Year

Lt. Col. Jessica Bunin–Army ACP MTF Teachers of the Year

Cpt. Adam Barelski–Army ACP MTF Teachers of the Year

Lt. Col. Megan Childs–Army ACP MTF Teachers of the Year

U.S. Air Force

Jay B. Higgs, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Col. Michael B. Osswald, MC USAF, FACP–Laureate Award

James M. Quinn, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Col. Rechell G. Rodriguez, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Vermont

Mark Levine, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Washington

Chuong H. Nguyen, MD, FACP–Golden Apple Award

Margaret Adam, MD, FACP–Golden Apple Award

Stephanie Fosback, MD, FACP–Internist of the Year

Genevieve Pagalilauan, MD, FACP–Community Service Award

Wisconsin

Geoffrey C. Lamb, MD, FACP–Laureate Award

Kathlyn E. Fletcher, MD, FACP–Distinguished Internist of the Year Award

Elizabeth Trowbridge, MD, FACP–Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year Award

Ryan Blenker, MD–Community-Based Physician and Mentor Award

Amy J. Muchow, MD, FACP–Community-Based Physician and Mentor Award

Mansoor H. Mirza, MD, FACP–Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Sean M. O’Neill, MD, FACP–Young Internist of the Year Award