Faculty Awards

reprinted from Issue 23, Fall 2016 of Frontiers of Medicine (PDF)

Congratulations to the faculty in the Department of Medicine for their achievements and contributions during 2015–16. They include the following awards and honors:

Public Service Committees, Societies, Associations and Publications

Doug Bauer, MD
Appointed to the FDA Review Panel: Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS
Appointed Chairperson, US Preventive Services Task Force

Trever Bivona, MD, PhD
Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research

Valy Fontil, MD, MAS
John A. Watson Faculty Scholar

Eric Goosby, MD
Appointed Chair, Global Health Sciences, MacArthur Foundation

Sarah Schaeffer, MD, MPH
John A. Watson Faculty Scholar

Michelle Schneidermann, MD
National Excellence in Medical Respite Care Award, National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

Karen Seal, MD, MPH
Federal Employee of the Year, San Francisco Bay Area – Technical or Scientific Category

Arianne Teherani, PhD
Faculty Climate Action Champion – San Francisco UCSF Teaching and Mentoring Awards

UCSF Teaching and Mentoring Awards

Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD
Excellence in Teaching Award, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award
Vincent G. Pons Award for Excellence in Clinical Infectious Diseases Teaching


Anna Chodos, MD
Excellence in Teaching Award, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Lukejohn Day, MD
Resident Research Mentoring Award

Denise Davis, MD
Elected, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD
Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, Association of American Medical Colleges

Jessica Eng, MD, MS
Excellence in Teaching Award, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil
Elected, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Emily Finlayson, MD, MS
Excellence in Teaching Award, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Claire Horton, MD, MPH
Elected, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Meshell Johnson, MD
Floyd C. Rector, Jr., Housestaff Teaching Award

Susan Kegeles, PhD
Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award

Andrew Leavitt, MD
Essential Core Teaching Award for Commitment to Teaching

Annie Luetkemeyer, MD
Meg Newman Teaching Award from the ZSFG Division of ID, HIV and Global Medicine

Edgar Pierluissi, MD
Resident Research Mentoring Award, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Sumant Ranji, MD
Elected, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Josette Rivera, MD
Elected, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Justin Sewell, MD, MPH
Elected, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, elected by UCSF Medical Student Class of 2016


Dean Schillinger, MD
Hal Luft Health Services Research Career Mentoring Award

Sheri Weiser, MD, MA, MPH
Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award

Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships

Francesco Boin, MD
Robert L. Kroc Chair in Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Diseases I

Laura Koth, MD
Robert L. Kroc Chair in Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Diseases II

Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS
Endowed Professorship in Atrial Fibrillation Research I

Steven Pantilat, MD
Kates-Burnard & Hellman Distinguished Professorship in Palliative Care

Charles Ryan, MD
Thomas Perkins Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research

George Rutherford, MD
Salvatore P. Lucia Chair in Preventive Medicine

Anthony Shum, MD
Robert L. Kroc Chair in Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Diseases III

Zian Tseng, MD, MAS
Murray Davis Endowed Professorship I

Jinoos Yasdany, MD, MPH
Robert L. Kroc Chair in Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Diseases IV

Julie Zikherman, MD
Robert L. Kroc Chair in Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Diseases V

UCSF Honors

Donald Abrams, MD
Elliot Rapaport Award for Dedication and Commitment to Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Ann Bolger, MD
John F. Murray Award for Academic Excellence in Internal Medicine & Dedication to the Humanitarian Mission of ZSFG

Peter Chin-Hong, MD
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, elected by UCSF Medical Student Class of 2016

Malcolm John, MD
Selected as one of the UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Diversity Leaders

Mitchell Lunn, MD
2015 UCSF Chancellor Diversity Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT)
Leadership in the postdoc/ student/trainee category


Joseph Mike McCune, MD, PhD
2016 Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the School of Medicine

Carmen Peralta, MD, MAS
UCSF Pepper Center Genius Award for research in Geriatrics

Binh An Phan, MD
Henry F. (Chip) Chambers, MD Medicine Subspecialty Consultant Award at ZSFG

Jae Sevelius, PhD
2016 Early Career Research Excellence Award for Social/ Behavioral Science, UCSF- Gladstone Institute Center for AIDS Research

Gina Solomon, MD, MPH
UCSF Sustainability Award

Larissa Thomas, MD
Performance & Quality Improvement Award, ZSFG

Louise Walter, MD
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, elected by UCSF Medical Student Class of 2016

Margaret Wheeler, MD
Inaugural Distinction in Medical Education Award at ZSFG

Professional Organizations

Michelle Albert, MD, MPH
Inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists

Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
Elected, Association of American Physicians

Kamran Atabai, MD
Elected, American Society for Clinical Investigation

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS
Elected, National Academy of Medicine

Trever Bivona, MD, PhD
Elected, American Society for Clinical Investigation

Andrew Bindman, MD
Elected, National Academy of Medicine

Rebecca Brown, MD
American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award

Lukejohn Day, MD
CAPH/SNI Quality Leaders Award

R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA
Elected, Association of American Physicians

Lianne Gensler, MD
Ira M. Goldstein Award for Outstanding Teaching in Rheumatology

Ryan Greysen, MD
American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award
Junior Investigator of the Year Award, Society of General Internal Medicine


Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD
Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award, Association of Professors of Medicine

Jay Levy, MD
Global Citizen Award, Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance

Phuoc Le, MD, MPH
“Top Hospitalists” in the US American College of Physicians

Pamela Ling, MD, MPH
Elected, American Society for Clinical Investigation

Tien Peng, MD
Young Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation

René Salazar, MD
2015 Minority Access National Role Model Award, Minority Access, Inc.

Melvin Scheinman, MD
Outstanding Achievement Award, European Cardiac Rhythm Society

Dolores Shoback, MD
Sidney H. Ingbar Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Endocrinology, The Endocrine Society

Michael Steinman, MD
Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award, Society of General Internal Medicine

Rebecca Sudore, MD
Elected, American Society for Clinical Investigation

Margaret Tempero, MD
Appointed Member, Conquer Cancer Foundation Board of Directors

Robert Wachter, MD
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare magazine
Named Fourth Most Influential Physician Executive in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare magazine Founders’ Award, American College of Medical Quality


Eric Widera, MD
Elected to the Board of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

David Wofsy, MD
Presidential Gold Medal, American College of Rheumatology

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