Academy of Master EducatorsThe McGovern Medical School Academy of Master Educators (AME) has selected 15 faculty as its 2020 induction class.

The 2020 AME inductees are as follows:

Elaheh Ashtari, PsyD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Asha Bhalwal, MD, assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences; Johanna Blaire de Haan, MD, assistant professor, Department of Anesthesiology; Jonathan A. Giordano, DO, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Veronica M. Gonzalez, MD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics; Katie B. Guttenberg, MD, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine; David Ryan Hall, MD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery; Sara B. Holcombe, DO, assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences; Travis H. Markham, MD, assistant professor, Department of Anesthesiology; Ethan A. Taub, DO, assistant professor, Department of Surgery; Dia Rose Waguespack, MD, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Mark T. Warner, MD, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Michael F. Weaver, MD, professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Robby George Wesley, DO, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Cristian P. Zeni, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

“The member class of 2020 represents the best among our teaching faculty,” said Vineeth John, MD, chair of the Academy of Master Educators. “We are so delighted to welcome a wonderful cohort of committed and creative educators who also serve as inspirational role models to their students.”

A symbol of McGovern Medical School’s education mission, the AME serves to foster institutional and faculty activities related to the mission of undergraduate and graduate education. The academy is dedicated to recognizing, developing, and promoting outstanding faculty educators and supporting excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching while improving curriculum and advancing educational scholarship.

“The Academy offers a valuable platform to network and collaborate with nationally renowned educational leaders,” John said. “The AME members make very generous mentors. We are always on the lookout for motivated and dynamic faculty to join the Academy.”

For more information on the Academy of Master Educators, view the AME Open House slides.