More than 200 MCG faculty recognized for teaching efforts

More than 200 faculty of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have been recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school. Among those honored were 83 volunteer clinical faculty, who teach students across the state, including the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, the Northwest Campus in Rome, the Southeast Campus in Savannah/Brunswick and the Southwest Campus in Albany.

Awards for undergraduate medical education were based on quantity of teaching (number of students taught or number of lecture hours, for example) and student evaluations. Graduate medical education awards were based on innovations or impactful contributions, and awardees were nominated by MCG department chairs.

This year’s undergraduate medical education winners and their departments were:

  • Frank Block, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Nathan Brandon, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Ricardo Diaz Milan, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Pamela Rosema, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Vinata Lokeshwar, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Pamela Moore Martin, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Leslie Petch Lee, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Puttur Prasad, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Clive Slaughter, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Anna Edmondson, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Virgil Thomas Gaddy, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Graydon Bennett Gonsalvez, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Alexa Hryniuk, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Ellen LeMosy, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Paul L. McNeil, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Carol A. Nichols, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • William Pearson, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Brett Szymik, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • DeLoris Wenzel Hesse, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Loretta Davis, Dermatology
  • Karl Barnett, Emergency Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • James Black, Emergency Medicine, Southwest Campus
  • Mary Celeste Dement, Emergency Medicine
  • Jackson C. Elam, Emergency Medicine
  • Michael Ferguson, Emergency Medicine
  • Hartmut Gross, Emergency Medicine
  • Cline Jackson, Emergency Medicine, Northwest Campus
  • Christopher B. Jones, Emergency Medicine
  • Daniel Kaminstein, Emergency Medicine
  • Lydia Joy Kuhn, Emergency Medicine
  • Lee LaRavia, Emergency Medicine
  • Eric Paulk, Emergency Medicine, Southwest Campus
  • Joshua Michael Thomas, Emergency Medicine
  • Jennifer E. Tucker, Emergency Medicine
  • Eric Zevallos, Emergency Medicine
  • Edward Agabin, Family Medicine
  • Lia Bruner, Family Medicine
  • Samuel Church, Family Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Kelly Culbertson, Family Medicine, Northwest Campus
  • Jacqueline DuBose, Family Medicine
  • Jay Floyd, Family Medicine, Southeast Campus
  • Angela Gerguis, Family Medicine, Southeast Campus
  • James Greene, Family Medicine, Southeast Campus
  • David Kriegel, Family Medicine
  • Bruce LeClair, Family Medicine
  • Dan McAvoy, Family Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Ndubuisi Ndukwe, Family Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Allen Pelletier, Family Medicine
  • George Rainsford, Family Medicine
  • Richard Sams, Family Medicine
  • Ashley Saucier, Family Medicine
  • Andrew Van Alstine, Family Medicine
  • Thad Wilkins, Family Medicine
  • Stephanie Baer, Medicine
  • Shilpa Brown, Medicine
  • Locke Bryan, Medicine
  • Laura Carbone, Medicine
  • Thaddeus Young Carson, Medicine
  • Andrew Chao, Medicine
  • Edward Chin, Medicine
  • Howard J. Cohen, Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Robert Collier, Medicine
  • Preston DeWitt Conger, Medicine
  • Rene Cormier, Medicine
  • Matthew Crim, Medicine
  • Bruce Davis, Medicine
  • Thomas Dillard, Medicine
  • Pamela Fall, Medicine
  • John Fisher, Medicine
  • George Garriss, Medicine, Northwest Campus
  • Jaspal Gujral, Medicine
  • David Haburchak, Medicine
  • Kathy Hudson, Medicine, Southwest Campus
  • Chirag Jani, Medicine, Southwest Campus
  • Sean Javaheri, Medicine
  • Ishmael Lamptey-Mills, Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Rodger MacArthur, Medicine
  • Aimee Martin, Medicine
  • Mohammad Masroor, Medicine, Southeast Campus
  • Mark McCracken, Medicine, Southeast Campus
  • Lee Ann Merchen, Medicine
  • Namita Mohanty, Medicine
  • Michele Monteil, Medicine
  • Walter Moore, Medicine
  • Anthony Mulloy, Medicine
  • Cheryl Newman, Medicine
  • Chinyelu Ofodile, Medicine, Southwest Campus
  • Alyce Oliver, Medicine
  • Christopher Pallas, Medicine
  • Jeremy Pantin, Medicine
  • Carlos Parrado, Medicine, Southwest Campus
  • Erik Prasatik, Medicine
  • Ramana Rao, Medicine, Southwest Campus
  • William Salazar, Medicine
  • Donald Scott, Medicine
  • Subbaramiah Sridhar, Medicine
  • Louise Thai, Medicine
  • John Thornton, Medicine
  • Pamela Tipler, Medicine
  • David Watson, Medicine, Northwest Campus
  • Shelley Nuss, Medicine/Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Sudhir Athni, Neurology, Southwest Campus
  • Mahmood Eisa, Neurology, Southwest Campus
  • Klepper Garcia, Neurology
  • Mary Gregory, Neurology
  • Michael Hemphill, Neurology, Southeast Campus
  • David Hess, Neurology
  • Alice Lawver, Neurology, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • John Morgan, Neurology
  • Hernan Posas Jr., Neurology, Southwest Campus
  • James Poston, Neurology, Southeast Campus
  • Mihaela Saler, Neurology, Southeast Campus
  • David Kozlowski, Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
  • Louis Horn, Neurosurgery, Southeast Campus
  • Neil Woodall, Neurosurgery, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Jennifer Allen, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ruby Cheves, Obstetrics and Gynecology, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • James Gowen, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Southeast Campus
  • Lawrence Layman, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Susanna Meredith, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Southeast Campus
  • Renee Page, Obstetrics and Gynecology/Academic Affairs
  • Hugo Ribot, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwest Campus
  • Bunja Rungruang, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Jordan Rush, Obstetrics and Gynecology, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Robert Stager, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Whitney Vance, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Southwest Campus
  • Austin Luke Shiver, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Michael Groves, Otolaryngology
  • Mohammad Seyyedi, Otolaryngology
  • Sherman Stevenson, Otolaryngology, Southeast Campus
  • Michael Zoller, Otolaryngology, Southeast Campus
  • Paul Williams Biddinger, Pathology
  • Greer Falls, Pathology
  • Nikhil Patel, Pathology
  • Amyn Rojiani, Pathology
  • Barbara Russell, Pathology
  • Natasha Savage, Pathology
  • Michael Peter Toscano, Pathology
  • Erwinson Bassig, Pediatrics, Southwest Campus
  • Lynnette Bauza, Pediatrics
  • Holley Beam, Pediatrics, Northwest Campus
  • William Bristol, Pediatrics, Southeast Campus
  • Cory Butzon, Pediatrics, Southwest Campus
  • Brian DeLoach, Pediatrics, Southeast Campus
  • Steven Eubanks, Pediatrics, Northwest Campus
  • Carrie Kelly, Pediatrics, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Suzanne Manley, Pediatrics, Northwest Campus
  • Paul Mann, Pediatrics
  • Kathryn McCusker, Pediatrics, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Colleen McDonough, Pediatrics
  • David Munn, Pediatrics
  • Amanda Nguyen, Pediatrics, Northwest Campus
  • Rebecca Pierce, Pediatrics
  • Edward Rigtrup, Pediatrics
  • Jose Rodriguez-Torres, Pediatrics, Northwest Campus
  • Azif Safarulla, Pediatrics
  • Rajiv Setia, Pediatrics
  • David Sprayberry, Pediatrics, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Leila Stallworth, Pediatrics
  • Laura Steelman, Pediatrics, Southeast Campus
  • Jon Udwadia, Pediatrics, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Scott Barman, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Lynetta Jobe, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Nicole Winston, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Matthew Boegehold, Physiology
  • Wendy Bollag, Physiology
  • Paul O’Connor, Physiology
  • David Stepp, Physiology
  • Mong-Heng Wang, Physiology
  • Golden Barnett III, Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Northwest Campus
  • Ram Bishnoi, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Christian Lemmon, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Alex Mabe, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Vaughn McCall, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Dale Peeples, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Michael Rollock, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Joseph Seal, Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Northwest Campus
  • Rubina Sial, Psychiatry and Health Behavior, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Sandarsh Surya, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Clarence Joe, Radiology
  • Janet Munroe, Radiology
  • Daniel Albo, Surgery
  • Buffi Boyd, Surgery, Southeast Campus
  • Chris Brandys, Surgery, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Kristin Collier, Surgery, Southwest Campus
  • Price Corr, Surgery, Southwest Campus
  • Robyn Hatley, Surgery
  • Kurt Hofmann, Surgery, Southeast Campus
  • Grant Major, Surgery, Southwest Campus
  • Eva Katherine Moore, Surgery, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Robert Nesbit, Surgery
  • John Odom, Surgery, Southeast Campus
  • Carl Pearl, Surgery, Southeast Campus
  • Walter Pipkin, Surgery
  • Catherine Schwender, Surgery, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Toby Tally, Surgery
  • Christian Walters, Surgery
  • Gary Walton, Surgery, AU/UGA Medical Partnership

This year’s graduate medical education winners and their departments were:

  • Efrain Riveros Perez, Anesthesiology
  • Martin James, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services
  • Dan McCollum, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services
  • Edward Agabin, Family Medicine
  • Julie Dahl-Smith, Family Medicine
  • Thomas Dobosz, Medicine
  • David Fallaw, Medicine
  • Evan Fountain, Medicine
  • Azeem Mohammed, Medicine
  • Jeff Switzer, Neurology
  • Bunja Rungruang, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dilip Thomas, Ophthalmology
  • Nikhil Patel, Pathology
  • Paul Mann, Pediatrics
  • Christopher Watson, Pediatrics
  • Anjum Ara, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Ram Bishnoi, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Lane Estes, Radiology
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