Chapter awardees recognized for outstanding service

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.


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 fall of 2018:

Arizona

Cheryl O’Malley, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

J. C. Nwobodo, MD—Volunteerism & Community Service Award

Carol Wolfe, MD—Educator of the Year

Shakaib Rehman, MD, FACP—Internist of the Year

Hamed Abbaszadegan, MD, FACP —Leader of the Year

Michael Fallon, MD, FACP—Researcher of the Year

Christina Bergin, MD—Early Career Physician of the Year

Carlo Guerrero, MD—Hospitalist of the Year

Andrew Tseng, MD—Resident/Fellow of the Year

Adam Roussas—Medical Student of the Year–Tucson

Leslie Appleton—Medical Student of the Year–Phoenix

Arkansas

Michael G. Mackey, MD, FACP—Abernathy Award

California Northern

Meghan E. Hayes, MD, FACP—Volunteerism & Community Service Award

Syung Min Jung, MD, FACP—Volunteerism & Community Service Award

Patrick S. Romano, MD, FACP—Mentorship/Distinguished Teaching Award

Danny L. Sam, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Michelle L. Faierman, MD—Resident Leadership and Recognition Award

Christian Lee-Rodriguez, MD—Resident Leadership and Recognition Award

Pranjal Patel, MD—Resident Leadership and Recognition Award

Stacy Tsai, MD—Resident Leadership and Recognition Award

Raymond Lam, MD—Resident Leadership and Recognition Award

Bruce C. Hall, MD, FACP—Lifetime Achievement Award

Connecticut

Marilyn Katz, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Atique Azam Mirza, MD—Volunteerism & Community Service Award

Daniel Marshall, MD—Henry Gift Outstanding Internist Award

Amenuve (Ambek) Bekui, MD, MPH, FACP—George Thornton Teaching Award

Mark Kulaga, MD—George Thornton Teaching Award

District of Columbia

Patience H. White, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

N. Thomas Connally, MD, MACP—Volunteerism & Community Service Award

Raymond C. Martins, MD—Community Based Teaching Award

Chavon Onumah, MD, FACP—Sol Katz Award

Katie J. Saulters, MD—Chapter Leadership Award

Samuel V. Spagnola, MD—Walter Lester Henry Award

Carmelita U. Tuazon, MD—Walter Lester Henry Award

Florida

Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP—Alfred Stengel Memorial Award

Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP—ACP Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award

Adam J. Getzels, DO—Community Based Teacher of the Year Award

Elisa M. Sottile, MD—Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

Erika S. Abel, MD—Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Hugo J. Narvarte, MD, FACP—Internist of the Year Award

Corey L. Howard, MD, FACP—Florida Chapter ACP Chapter Service Award

Michelle L. Rossi, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Georgia

Donald J. Palmisano, Jr.—Leadership Award

Lisa B. Bernstein, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Joyce Awke, MD, FACP—Mark Silverman Award

Bhavin Adhyaru, MD, MS, FACP—J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award

Akanksha Vaidya, MD—Outstanding Resident in Volunteerism/Advocacy Award

Koosh Desai, MD—Outstanding Resident in Volunteerism/Advocacy Award

Agreen Hadadi—Outstanding Medical Student in Volunteerism/Advocacy Award

Cinthana Kandasamy—Outstanding Medical Student in Volunteerism/Advocacy Award

A. Fred Young, MD, FACP—Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Amy Eubanks, MD, FACP—Early Career Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Illinois Northern

Carlotta M. Rinke, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

John M. Flack, MD, MPH, MACP—Laureate Award

Holly A. Rosencranz, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Indiana

Randall Lee, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Iowa

Donald D. Brown, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Jill M. Powers, DO, FACP—Laureate Award

Robert F. Weis, MD, FACP—Lifetime Achievement Award

Kansas

Robert G. Badgett, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Samer I. Antonios, MD, FACP—ECP of the Year

Kentucky

Joseph G. Weigel, MD, MACP—Governor's Award

Maine

John E. Erickson, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Massachusetts

Kathryn A. Jobbins, DO, MS—Early Career Leadership Award

Prarthna Bhardwaj, MD—Resident/Fellow Leadership Award

Aalok Khole, MD—Resident/Fellow Leadership Award

Martin A. Samuels, MD, MACP—Outstanding Clinician-Teacher Award

Valerie Stone, MD, MPH, MACP—Laureate Award

Michigan

Leonard Johnson, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Sanjay Saint, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Louis Saravolatz, MD, MACP—Great Internist of Michigan Award

Susan Bannon, MD, FACP—Volunteerism & Community Service Award

Stephanie Czarnik, MD, FACP—Raymond Murray Governor's Award

Minnesota

Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Mark L. Wieland, MD, MPH, FACP—Community Volunteer Award

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

Missouri

Stephen T. Keithahn, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Montana

Emma Sargsyan, MD, FACP—Teacher of the Year

Meghan E. Johnston, MD, FACP—Woman Physician of the Year

James E. Loeffelholz, MD, FACP—Internist of the Year

Guiset Carvajal Bedoya, MD—Resident of the Year

James A. Jackson, MD—Faculty of the Year

Elizabeth Schiedermayer—William A. Reynolds Medical Student of the Year

Brad Bergman, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Nebraska

Richard J. Seitz, MD, FACP —Laureate Award

Dennis Esterbrooks, MD, FACP—Walter J. O’Donohue, Jr. Award

Jane Potter, MD, FACP—LeeRoy Meyer Award

Chad Reade, MD—Volunteer Faculty Award

Joel Armitage, MD—Early Career Physician of the Year

Nevada

T. Brian Callister, MD, FACP—Chapter Service Award

F. Kevin Murphy, MD, FACP—Chapter Service Award

Kartika Shetty, MBBS, FACP—Chapter Service Award

Rajany Dy, MD—Chapter Service Award

Mitchell D. Forman, DO, MACP—Chapter Service Award

Mark E. McKenzie, MD, FACP—Chapter Service Award

Anthony G. Salem, MD, FACP—Chapter Service Award

Kirk A. Bronander, MD, FACP—Chapter Service Award

Sujatha Pitani, MD, FACP—Chapter Service Award

New Hampshire

Peter Walkley, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

New Mexico

Julio C. Munoz, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Samuel D. MacBride, MD—Humanitarian of the Year

Lisa A. Marr, MD—Teacher of the Year

Eileen C. Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP—Chapter Advocacy Award

Ohio

Gregory W. Rouan, MD, MACP—Laureate Award

Peter H. Lenz, MD, FACP—The Evelyn V. Hess MD, MACP Master Teacher Award

Christopher M. Whinney, MD, FACP—The Evelyn V. Hess MD, MACP Master Teacher Award

David E. McMahon, MD, FACP—Internist of the Year Award

Oklahoma

Rhett L. Jackson, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Mary Z. Baker, MD—Laureate Award

Michael S. Bronze, MD, MACP—Meritorious Service Award

Oregon

James Gajewski, MD, MACP—Laureate Award

Mikeanne Minter, MD, FACP—Howard P. Lewis Distinguished Service Award

Kevin S. Breger, MD, PhD, FACP—Howard P. Lewis Distinguished Teaching Award

Allison Abraham, DO—Outstanding Early Career Physician Award

James Clements, MD—Outstanding Early Career Physician Award

Pennsylvania Southeastern

Susan S. Gersh, MD, FACP—Clinical Practice Award

David J. Aizenberg, MD, FACP—Special Recognition Award

Gregory C. Kane, MD, MACP—Laureate Award

Matthew F. Watto, MD, FACP—John Derrickson Award

Paul N. Williams, MD, FACP—John Derrickson Award

Steven E. Weinberger, MD, MACP—Pressman Award

Pennsylvania Western

Mario J. Fatigati, MD, FACP—Clinical Practice Award

Kristian Feterik, MD, FACP—Special Recognition Award

Mehrshid Kiazand, MD, FACP—Special Recognition Award

Andrew C. Adams, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Pennsylvania Eastern

Jeffrey A. Debuque, DO, FACP—Clinical Practice Award

Mina M. Makary, MBBCh, FACP—John Derrickson Award

Yan Leyfman—Special Recognition Award

Eileen M. Moser, MD, MACP—Laureate Award

South Carolina

Richard A. Hoppmann, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Michael S Wagner, MD, FACP—Early Career Physician Award

Nathan F. Bradford, MD, FACP—James A. McFarland, MD Award

South Dakota

Travis B. Henderson, MD, FACP—Teacher of the Year

Kelly M. Evans-Hullinger, MD—Early Career Physician of the Year

Texas

Sue Bornstein, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Fabrizia Faustinella, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Bernard Karnath, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Dan Crowe, MD, FACP—Volunteerism & Community Service Award

Alejandro Moreno, MBBS, MPH, JD, FACP—Snyder/Chumley Advocate of the Year Award

Wilson Lam, MD, FACP—Young Physician Leader of the Year Award

Michael Schrader, MD, FACP—GIMSPP Decade of Service Award

Roshni G. Ray—Andy Diehl on Being a Doctor Essay Award

U.S. Army

Lt. Col. Sky Graybill, MC USA—MTF Teacher of the Year

Lt. Col. Peter Henning, MC USA—MTF Teacher of the Year

Maj. Matthew Perkins, MC USA, MD—MTF Teacher of the Year

Capt. Melissa Myers, MD—MTF Teacher of the Year

Lt. Col. Dawn Torres, MC USA—MTF Teacher of the Year

Maj. Emilio Fentanes, MD—MTF Teacher of the Year

Lt. Col. Renee Mallory, MD, FACP—Col. Robert H. Moser Award

Lt. Col. Aaron B. Holley MD, FACP—Col. William Crosby Superiority in Research Award

Col. Jessica L. Bunin, MC USA, FACP—Master Teacher Award

Maj. Tyson J. Sjulin, MC USA—Excellence in Operational Medicine Award

Col. (Ret.) Alexander Niven, MC USA, FACP—Laureate Award

Col. (Ret.) Carlos E. Angueira, MC USA, FACP—Laureate Award

U.S. Navy

Capt. William Shimeall, MC USN, FACP—Laureate Award

Capt. (Ret.) Mary Bavaro, MC USN, FACP—Master Teacher Award

Lt. Jonette (Joni) Bartlett—Sparks Award

Lt. Cmdr. James C. Clifford, MC USN—Vice Admiral Nathan Young Leader Award

U.S. Air Force

William N. Hannah, Jr., MC USAF, FACP—Laureate Award

Col. Paul A. Hemmer, MC USAF, FACP—Laureate Award

Washington

Richard A. Kirkpatrick MD, FACP—Internist of Year Award

Anne M. Eacker, MD, FACP—Clinician of Year

Gregory C. Gardner, MD, MACP—Hospitalist of the Year

Scott R. Stuart, MD—Golden Apple Award

Rachel Safran, MD—Community Service Award

Lynsey Bernfeld—Medical Student of the Year

West Virginia

Sarah Helen Sofka, MD, FACP– Laureate Award

Wisconsin

Paul B. Halverson, MD, FACP—Laureate Award

Nameeta M. Dookeran, MD, FACP—Addis Costello Internist of the Year Award

Douglas J. Reding, MD, FACP—Distinguished Internist of the Year Award

Christine S. Seibert, MD, FACP—Helen Dickie Woman Physician of the Year Award

Kyla R. Lee, MD—Community Based Physician and Mentor Award

Adrian P. Umpierrez de Reguero, MD, FACP—Young Internist of the Year Award

Wyoming

Hannah M. Hall, MD—Community Service Award