More than 120 MCG faculty recognized for teaching efforts

More than 120 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 medical school.

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:

  • Dr. Jennifer Allen, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Scott Barman, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Dr. Golden Barnett III, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Dr. Wendy Bollag, Physiology
  • Dr. Mary Bond, Internal Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Buffi Boyd, Surgery/Urology, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Michael Brands, Physiology
  • Dr. William Bristol, Pediatrics, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Janine Burgher-Jones, Family Medicine, Southwest Campus
  • Dr. Laura Carbone, Medicine
  • Dr. Thaddeus Carson, Medicine
  • Dr. Cynthia Carter, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Edward Chin, Medicine
  • Dr. Stephen Chitty, Internal Medicine, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Howard J. Cohen, Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Rene Cormier, Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Julie Dahl-Smith, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Michael Daugherty, Surgery, Southwest Campus
  • Dr. Loretta Davis, Medicine
  • Dr. John Desmond, Family Medicine, Northwest Campus
  • Dr. William Dolen, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Katie Dudas, Family Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Anna Edmondson, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Dr. Mahmood Eisa, Psychiatry, Southwest Campus
  • Dr. David Elwood, Surgery, Northwest Campus
  • Dr. Pamela Fall, Medicine
  • Dr. Michael Ferguson, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services
  • Dr. John Fisher, Medicine
  • Dr. Richard Gordon, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services
  • Dr. William Grimsley, Family Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Jaspal Gujral, Medicine
  • Dr. Karla Hansen, Otolaryngology, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Robyn Hatley, Surgery
  • Dr. Bill Higgins, Physiology, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Nancy Hockley, Surgery/Urology, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Steven Holsten, Surgery
  • Dr. Monte Hunter, Orthopaedics
  • Dr. Thomas Jackson, Medicine
  • Dr. David Jester, Internal Medicine, Northwest Campus
  • Dr. Clarence Joe, Radiology and Imaging
  • Dr. Julia Johnson, Family Medicine, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. David Kozlowski, Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
  • Dr. David Kriegel, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Edward Kruse, Surgery
  • Dr. Ted Kuhn, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services
  • Dr. Lisa Leggio, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Suzanne Lester, Family Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Sean Lynch, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Brian Maloney, Surgery, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Miguel Martelli, Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Tami Massey, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Dan McCollum, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services
  • Dr. Colleen McDonough, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Nancy McNair, Neurology
  • Dr. Paul McNeil, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Dr. Susanna Meredith, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Brian Miller, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Dr. Namita Mohanty, Medicine
  • Dr. Walter Moore, IMedicine
  • Dr. John Morgan, Neurology
  • Dr. Janet Munroe, Radiology and Imaging
  • Dr. Jonathan Murrow, Internal Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Asha Nayak, Medicine
  • Dr. Lauren Newhall, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Carol Nichols, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Dr. Shelley Nuss, Internal Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. John Odom, Surgery, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Alyce Oliver, Medicine
  • Dr. Jigarkumar Parikh, Medicine
  • Dr. Gregory Patterson, Surgery, Southwest Campus
  • Dr. William Pearson, Cellular Biology and Anatomy
  • Dr. Dale Peeples, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Dr. Allen Pelletier, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Robert Pendergrast, Pediatrics
  • Dr. David Pettigrew, Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
  • Dr. Joseph Powers, Orthopaedics, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Puttur Prasad, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Dr. George Rainsford, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Jonathan Reimer, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Scott Richardson, Internal Medicine, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. William Salazar, Medicine
  • Dr. Ashley Saucier, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Natasha Savage, Pathology
  • Dr. Jonathan Schuh, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Joseph Seal, Psychiatry, Northwest Campus
  • Dr. Rajiv Setia, Pediatrics, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Nirupma Sharma, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Anju Sinha, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Clive Slaughter, Biochemistry, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Helena Spartz, Pathology
  • Dr. Erin Spearman, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Dr. Subbaramiah Sridhar, Medicine
  • Dr. LaShon Sturgis, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services
  • Dr. Edward Szabo, Surgery
  • Dr. Brett Szymik, Anatomy, AU/UGA Medical Partnership
  • Dr. Michael Toscano, Pathology
  • Dr. Timothy Trulock, Surgery, Southwest Campus
  • Dr. Jill Trumble, Neurology, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Charles Tucker, Internal Medicine, Southeast Campus
  • Dr. Jennifer Tucker, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services
  • Dr. Jason Varghese, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Jose Villalon-Gomez, Family Medicine, Northwest Campus
  • Dr. Scott Wendland, Surgery, Southwest Campus
  • Dr. Thad J. Wilkins, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Elena Wood, Academic Affairs, Physical Diagnosis Instructor
  • Dr. Tasha Wyatt, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Dr. Frances Yang, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Dr. Jack Yu, Surgery
  • Dr. Carlos Zayas Montalvo, Medicine
  • Dr. Eric Zevallos, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services

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

  • Dr. Reda Bassali, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Jimmy Brown, Otolaryngology
  • Dr. Jacqueline DuBose, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Amy Estes, Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Lane Estes, Radiology
  • Dr. Mark Fulcher, Orthopaedics
  • Dr. Christos Hatzigeorgiou, Medicine
  • Dr. Steve Holsten, Surgery
  • Dr. Amy House, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
  • Dr. Manish Jain, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Vikas Kumar, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Dr. Durwood Neal, Surgery
  • Dr. Lauren Newhall, Pediatrics
  • Dr. Fenwick Nichols III, Neurology
  • Dr. Helena Spartz, Pathology
  • Dr. Jason Varghese, Family Medicine
  • Dr. Lindsey West, Psychiatry and Health Behavior
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