Dean's Teaching Excellence AwardsCongratulations to the 2021 winners of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. May is designated as teaching excellence month for McGovern Medical School.

Anesthesiology
Daniel An, DO
Lauren Brollier, MD
Kendra Brown, MD
Benjamin Buszek, MD
Daniel Contreras, MD
Michelle Ge, MD
Amy Graham-Carlson, MD
Nadia Hernandez, MD
Srikar Jonna, MD
Sana Khan, MD
Rishi Kumar, MD
Thanh-Thuy Le, MD, PhD
Linden Lee, MD
Medea Mshvildadze, MD
Lauren Nakazawa, MD
Katherine Normand, MD
Stacy Norrell, MD
Paul Potnuru, MD
Ana-Lisa Ramirez-Chapman, MD
Rachel Rhem, MD

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phillip Carpenter, PhD
Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD
Harry Karmouty-Quintana, PhD
Wenbo Li, PhD
John Putkey, PhD
Seung-Hee Yoo, PhD

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Robert Hetz, MD
Gordon Martin, MD
Gustavo Oderich, MD
Naveed Saqib, MBBS

Dermatology
Sirunya Silapunt, MD

Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging
Ahmed Abdel Aal, MBBCh, PhD, MD
Pritish Bawa, MD
Nicholas Beckmann, MD
Eliana Bonfante-Mejia, MD
Miguel Fabrega, MD
Manickam Kumaravel, MD
Eduardo Matta, MD
Jennifer McCarty, MD
Daniel Ocazionez Trujillo, MD
Erika Odisio, MD
Vinay Pai, MD
Mihir Patel, MD
Latifa Sanhaji, MD
Susanna Spence, MD
Patricia Svolos, PhD

Emergency Medicine
Amee Amin, MD
Salil Bhandari, MD
Michael Boyars, MD
Benjamin Clark, MD
Benjamin Cooper, MD
Tom Fadial, MD
Hilary Fairbrother, MD
Brandy Ferguson, MD
Jonathan Giordano, DO
Ryan Huebinger, MD
Benjamin Karfunkle, MD
Adeola Kosoko, MD
Afnan Mossaad, MD
Catherine Reynolds, MD
Kevin Schulz, MD
Hannah Smith, MD
Gowri Stevens, MD
Jessica Wilson, MD

Family & Community Medicine
Michael Altman, MD
Pedro Aquino, MD
Dominique Balla, MD
Larry Butcher, MD
Shira Goldstein, MD
Deepa Iyengar, MB, BS
Naveen Mahmood, MD
Vijaya Mallela, MD
German Martinez-Gamba, MD
Shrabanee Mitra, MB, BS
Phuc Duc Nguyen, MD
Bal Reddy, MD
Nahid Rianon, MBBS, PhD
Suzan Skef, MD, MS
Yu Wah, MB, BS
Carman Whiting, MD
Amber Zulfiqar, MBBS

Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
Alemayehu Abebe, PhD
Jeffrey Chang, PhD
Richard Clark, PhD
Shane Cunha, PhD
Carmen Dessauer, PhD
Jeffrey Frost, PhD
Hyun-Eui Kim, PhD
Oleh Pochynyuk, PhD
Yong Zhou, PhD

Internal Medicine
Rodeo Abrencillo, MD
Omowunmi Aibana, MD
Gabriel Aisenberg, MD
Bindu Akkanti, MD
Reem Al-Dallal, MD
Jane Andrews, MD
Cesar Arias, MD, PhD
Shervin Assassi, MD
Marshall Bailey, MD
James Robert Baker, MD
Ben Barnett, MD
Konstantinos Charitakis, MD
Sujith Cherian, MBBS
Marc Cillo, MD
Kha Dinh, MD
Andrew DuPont, MD
Mark Farnie, MD
Enrique Garcia-Sayan, MD
Anneliese Gonzalez, MD
Rukma Govindu, MBBS
Absalon Gutierrez, MD
Katie Guttenberg, MD
Caroline Ha, MD
Modupe Idowu, MD
Syed Jafri, MBBS
Tanima Jana, MD
Pushan Jani, MBBS
Rachel Jantea, MD
Jones Jessica, MD
Nils Johnson, MD
Jaya Kala, MBBS
Maryam Kaous, MD
Patrick Kee, MBBS, PhD
Mubeen Khan, MD
Aisha Khattak, MBBS
Bruce Kone, MD
Gus Krucke, MD
Min Ji Kwak, MD
Scott Larson, MD, PhD
Neha Maithel, MD
Reeba Mathew, MBBS
Samir Mazharuddin, MD
Courtney McCray, MD
Adwait Mehta, MBBCh
Madjid Mohammad, MD
Donald Molony, MD
Cristina Murdock, MD
Moises Nevah Rubin, MD
Binh Nguyen, MD
Masayuki Nigo, BM
Philip Orlander, MD
Luis Ostrosky, MD
Monica Patel, MD
Siddharth Prakash, MD, PhD
Preethi Reddy, MD
Lilit Sargsyan, MD
Jennifer Swails, MD
Jade Teakell, MD, PhD
Dia Rose Waguespack, MD
Mark Warner, MD
Robby Wesley, DO

McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
Nathan Carlin, PhD
Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Nicholas De Lay, PhD
Nayun Kim, PhD
Anna Konovalova, PhD
Ronald C. Mackenzie, PhD

Neurobiology & Anatomy
Len Cleary, PhD
Claire Hulsebosch, PhD
Nobuhide Kobori, MD, PhD
Anthony Wright, PhD
Han Zhang, MD
Jing Zhao, BM (MD), PhD

Neurology
Suur Biliciler, MD
Shivika Chandra, MBBS
Omotola Hope, MD
Amanda Jagolino-Cole, MD
Jun Li, PhD
John Lincoln, MD, PhD
Rohini Samudralwar, MD
Amrou Sarraj, MD
Sean Savitz, MD
Mya Schiess, MD
Anjail Sharrief, MD
Shaun Smart, MD
Erin Furr Stimming, MD
Tzu Ching Wu, MD
Alicia Zha, MD
Guo-Qiang Zhang, PhD

Neurosurgery
Leo Ballester, MD, PhD
HuiMahn Choi, MD
Yoshua Esquenazi Levy, MD
Georgene Hergenroeder, MHA
Balveen Kaur, PhD
Swathi Kondapalli, MD
Devin McBride, PhD
Nitin Tandon, MD
Ji Young Yoo, PhD

Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences
Asha Bhalwal, MBBS
Carlos Carreno, MD
Jenny Duret-Uzodinma, MD
Julie Gutierrez, MD
Angela Haynes Burgess, MD
Sara Holcombe, DO
Randa Jalloul, MD
Ha Nguyen, MD
Lavanya Palavalli Parsons, MD
Ramesha Papanna, MBBS
Jacqueline Parchem, MD
Diana Racusin, MD
John Riggs, MD
Barry Siller, MD
Irene Stafford, MD
Eugene Toy, MD
Alexander Wainwright, MD

Ophthalmology
Ore Adesina, MD
Robert Feldman, MD
Gioconda Mojica, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Timothy Achor, MD
Andrew Choo, MD
Ernest Conrad, MD
Shah Nawaz Dodwad, MD
James Gregory, MD
James Kellam, MD
Matthew Koepplinger, DO
Alfred Mansour III, MD
Stacey Martin, MD
Kenneth Mathis, MD
Wade McAlister, MD
William McGarvey, MD
John Munz, MD
Mark Prasarn, MD
Milton Routt Jr., MD
Camden Tissue, MD
Stephen Warner, MD, PhD
Kyle Woerner, MD
Shiraz Younas, MBBS

Otorhinolaryngology
Katherine Kao, MD
William Yao, MD

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Jeffrey Actor, PhD
Joshua Baalwa, MbChB
Meenakshi Bhattacharjee, MBBS
Zhenjian Cai, MD, PhD
Diane Edmondson, PhD
Jamie Everett, MD
Zhihong Hu, MD, PhD
Laura Lelenwa, MD
Karan Saluja, MBBS
Nidhi Tandon, MBBS
Hliang Tint, MBBS
Margaret Uthman, MD
Songlin Zhang, MB, PhD

Pediatric Surgery
Mary Austin, MD, MPH
Matthew Greives, MD Matthew Harting, MD
Phuong Nguyen, MD Manish Shah, MD

Pediatrics
Simi Abraham, MD
Chiamaka Aneji, MBBS
Vidhya Annavajjhala, MD
Myla Ashfaq, MS
Cynthia Bell
Rebecca Beyda, MD
Michael Chang, MD
John Chapman, MD
Kim Cheung, MD, PhD
Lisa de Ybarrondo, MD
Tina Findley, MD
Christina Fok, MD
Michael Funke, MD, PhD
Veronica Gonzalez, MD
Zoabe Hafeez, MD
Elizabeth Hillman, MD
Paul Hillman, MD, PhD
Mark Hormann, MD
Essam Imseis, MD
Cindy Jon, MD
Ankur Kamdar, MD
Indira Kommuru, MB
Yuying Liu, BM, PhD
Ann Marshburn, MD
Katrina McBeth, MD
Neethu Menon, MBBS
Kristine O’Connor, MD
Emma Omoruyi, MD
Rajesh Pandey, MBBS
Raymond Parlar-Chun, MD
Mehul Patel, MD
Norma Perez, DO
Vinay Prabhu, MBBS
Nunilo Rubio, MD
Van Michelle Ruda, MD
Joyce Samuel, MD
Joshua Samuels, MD
Peter Scully, MD
Michael Watkins, MD
Aravind Yadav, MB, BS
Prajakta Yeragi, MBBS

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Brian Bruel, MD, MBA
Jason Chen, DO
Christopher Falco, MD
Cindy Ivanhoe, MD
Radha Korupolu, MB, BS
Matthew Lin, MD
Ajai Sambasivan, MD

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Ronald Acierno, PhD
Elaheh Ashtari, PsyD
Taiwo Babatope, MD
Jeffrey Barr, MD
Rania Elkhatib, MD
Luis Fernandez-Wische, MD
Jonathan Findley, MD
Silvia Hafliger, MD
Amanda Helminiak, MD
Gregory Hestla, MD
Vineeth John, MBBS
Katherine Loveland, PhD
Thomas Meyer, PhD
Caesa Nagpal, MBBS
Deborah Pearson, PhD
Teresa Pigott, MD
Segundo Robert-Ibarra, MD
Marsal Sanches, MD, PhD
Cynthia Santos, MD
John Sneed, MD
Cesar Soutullo, MD, PhD
Ana Ugueto, PhD
Michael Weaver, MD
Hanjing Emily Wu, MD, PhD
Zeshen Wu, MD

Surgery
Sasha Adams, MD
Erik Askenasy, MD
Kulvinder Bajwa, MD
Farzaneh Banki, MD
Casey Duncan, MD
Daniel Freet, MD
David Hall, MD
John Harvin, MD
Todd Huzar, MD
Lillian Kao, MD
Saleem Khan, MBBS
Erik Marques, MD
Melina McCarty, MD
Stefanos Millas, MD
Thaddeus Puzio, MD
Emily Robinson, MD
Tamara Saunders , MD
Shinil Shah, DO
Ethan Taub, DO
Charles Wade, PhD
David Wainwright, MD
James Wallace, MD
Todd Wilson, MD