2022 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards



Excellence in TeachingCongratulations to the 2022 winners of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. May is designated as teaching excellence month for McGovern Medical School.

Anesthesiology
Daniel An, DO
Stephanie Bradley, MD
Lauren Brollier, MD
Staci Cameron, MD
Johanna de Haan, MD
Kristin Falce, MD
Christopher Fung, MD
Evelyn Griffin, MD
Saba Javed, MD
Srikar Jonna, MD
Rishi Kumar, MD
Thanh-Thuy Le, MD, PhD
Travis Markham, MD
Medea Mshvildadze, MD
Stacy Norrell, MD
Paul Potnuru, MD
Rachel Rhem, MD
Ryan Rihani, MD
Colleen Rodriguez, MD
Vishwas Seshachellam, DO
Christopher Stephens, MD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Phillip Carpenter, PhD
Zheng Chen, PhD
Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD
Wenbo Li, PhD
John Putkey, PhD
Seung-Hee Yoo, PhD

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Zainulabdeen Al Rstum, MD
Arash Keyhani, DO
Kourosh Keyhani, DO
Philip Rascoe, MD
Naveed Saqib, MBBS

Dermatology
Adelaide Hebert, MD

Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Abdel Aal Ahmed Kamel, MBBCh, PhD
Eliana Bonfante-Mejia, MD
Cihan Duran, MD
Miguel Fabrega, MD
Mina Hanna, MB, ChB
Eduardo Matta, MD
Jennifer McCarty, MD
Mihir Patel, MD
Sean Rose, PhD
Rohan Samant, MBBS
Latifa Sanhaji, MD
Kaustubh Shiralkar, MD
Susanna Spence, MD
Patricia Svolos, PhD

Emergency Medicine
Amee Amin, MD
Emily Ayub, DO
Carrie Bakunas, MD
Salil Bhandari, MD
Michael Boyars, MD
Jeffrey Chen, MD
Joseph Gill, MD
Richard Gordon, MD
Adeola Kosoko, MD
Megan Long, MD
Jacqueline Okere, MD
Jonathan Rogg, MD
Kevin Schulz, MD
Kunal Sharma, MD
Gowri Stevens, MD
Katrin Takenaka, MD
Daniel Wang, MD
Jessica Wilson, MD
Richard Witkov, MD

Family and Community Medicine
Michael Altman, MD
Pedro Aquino, MD
Dominique Balla, MD
Shira Goldstein, MD
Deepa Iyengar, MB, BS
Naveen Mahmood, MD
Vijaya Mallela, 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
Krystina Yu, DO
Elena Zamora, MD

IMM
Ali Azhdarinia, PhD
Vihang Narkar, PhD

Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
Alemayehu Gorfe Abebe, PhD
Rebecca Berdeaux, PhD
Richard Clark, PhD
Shane Cunha, PhD
Carmen Dessauer, PhD
Guangwei Du, PhD
Jeffrey Frost, PhD
Oleh Pochynyuk, PhD
Yong Zhou, PhD
Michael Zhu, PhD

Internal Medicine
Rodeo Abrencillo, MD
Omowunmi Aibana, MD
Gabriel Aisenberg, MD
Bindu Akkanti, MD
Reem Al-Dallal, MD
Jane Andrews, MD
Ben Barnett, MD
Sameeksha Bhama, MD
Karthik Bhandari, MD
Asmeen Bhatt, MBBS, PhD
Jacqueline Birnbaum, MD
Brooks Cash, MD
Konstantinos Charitakis, MD
Sujith Cherian, MBBS
Olasimbo Chiadika, MD
Marc Cillo, MD
Kha Dinh, MD
Andrew DuPont, MD
John Foringer, MD
Anneliese Gonzalez, MD
Rukma Govindu, MBBS
Katie Guttenberg, MD
Naktal Hamoud, MB, ChB
Rodrigo Hasbun, MD
Carissa Huq, MD
Mark Hwang, MD
Modupe Idowu, MD
Syed Jafri, MBBS
Tanima Jana, MD
Bochra Jandali, MD
Pushan Jani, MBBS
Rachel Jantea, MD
Jones Jessica, MD
Maryam Kaous, MD
Tarif Khair, MD
Mubeen Khan, MD
Aisha Khattak, MBBS
Ariana Klein, MD
Bruce Kone, MD
Gus Krucke, MD
Scott Larson, MD, PhD
Neha Maithel, MD
Ruckshanda Majid, MB, BS
Reeba Mathew, MBBS
Courtney McCray, MD
Donald Molony, MD
Siddharth Mukerji, MBBS
Cristina Murdock, MD
Soraira Pacheco, DO
Monica Patel, MD
Deepa Raghunathan, MD
Ana Salas-Vargas, MD
Lilit Sargsyan, MD
Saumya Sharma, MD
Jennifer Swails, MD
Jade Teakell, MD, PhD
Katherine Terracina, MD
Nirav Thosani, MBBS
Martha Tzou, MD
Dia Rose Waguespack, MD
Mark Warner, MD
Robby Wesley, DO

McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
Keisha Ray, PhD

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Danielle Garsin, PhD
Anna Konovalova, PhD
Michael Lorenz, PhD
Ronald “Chris” Mackenzie, PhD

Neurobiology and Anatomy
Len Cleary, PhD
Claire Hulsebosch, PhD
Nobuhide Kobori, MD, PhD
David Marshak, PhD
Han Zhang, MD
Jing Zhao, BM, MD, PhD

Neurology
Suur Biliciler, MD
Katherine Harris, MD
Amanda Jagolino-Cole, MD
Christina Kim, MD
Samden Lhatoo, MBBS
John Lincoln, MD, PhD
Sean Marrelli, PhD
Kimberly Monday, MD
Rodrigo Morales, PhD
Thy Nguyen, MD
Swati Pradeep, DO
Rohini Samudralwar, MD
Paul Schulz, MD
Ali Shoraka, MD
Shaun Smart, MD
Erin Furr Stimming, MD

Neurosurgery
Spiros Blackburn, MD
John Caridi, MD
Peng Roc Chen, MD
Arthur Day, MD
Tae Jin Lee, PhD
Eunsu Park, PhD
John Seymour, PhD

Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Asha Bhalwal, MBBS
Carlos Carreno, MD
Jenny Duret-Uzodinma, MD
Olivia Dziadek, MD
Rosa Guerra, MD
Julie Gutierrez, MD
Angela Haynes Burgess, MD
Sara Holcombe, DO
Jason Holliday, MD
Benjamin Huntley, MD
Randa Jalloul, MD
Mateo Leon, MD
Ha Nguyen, MD
Elizabeth Nugent, MD
Lavanya Palavalli Parsons, MD
Mary Rysavy, MD
Barry Siller, MD
Carol Tran-Cao, MD
Abigail Zamorano, MD

Ophthalmology
Grace Lindhorst, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Timothy Achor, MD
Andrew Choo, MD
Ernest Conrad, MD
Shah-Nawaz Dodwad, MD
Adam Freedhand, MD
Michael Greaser, 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
David Rodriguez-Quintana, MD
Milton Routt, Jr., MD
Camden Tissue, MD
Stephen Warner, MD, PhD
Kyle Woerner, MD
Shiraz Younas, MBBS

Otorhinolaryngology
Ibrahim “Trey” Alava, MD
Ron Karni, MD
William Yao, MD

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Jeffrey Actor, PhD
Yu Bai, M.B., PhD
Meenakshi Bhattacharjee, MBBS
Zhenjian Cai, M.D., PhD
Diane Edmondson, PhD
Tianhua Guo, MD
Zhihong Hu, MD, PhD
Nghia Nguyen, MD
Karan Saluja, MBBS
Audrey Wanger, PhD
Yu Helen Zhang, MD
Bihong Zhao, MBBS, PhD

Pediatric Surgery
Mary Austin, MD, MPH
Manish Shah, MD
Allison Speer, MD

Pediatrics
Simi Abraham, MD
Sheikh Ahmed, MBBS
Roukaya Al Hammoud, MD
Chiamaka Aneji, MBBS
Myla Asfaq, MS
Rebecca Beyda, MD
Fatima Boricha, MBBS
Ian Butler, MBBS
John Chapman, MD
Antonio Corno, MD
Julie Eapen, MD
Monaliza Evangelista, MD
Pauline Filipek, MD
Tina Findley, MD
Amalia Guardiola, MD
Syed Hashmi, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Hillman, MD
Paul Hillman, MD, PhD
Cindy Jon, MD
Kokila Kakarala, MD
Ankur Kamdar, MD
Nikita Khetan, MD
Tu Mai, MD
Katrina McBeth, MD
Sandra McKay, MD
Neethu Menon, MBBS
Hope Northrup, MD
Krisitne O’Connor, MD
Rajesh Pandey, MBBS
Norma Perez, DO
Vinay Prabhu, MBBS.
Nidra Rodriguez, MD
Joyce Samuel, MD
Joshua Samuels, MD
Lakshmi Srivaths, MBBS
Katie Tran, M.D., MPH
Shivani Tripathi, MD
Melissa Van Arsdall, MD
Li Xiong, MD, DO
Aravind Yadav, MB, BS
Michael Yafi, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nikola Dragojlovic, DO
Stacey Hall, DO
Radha Korupolu, MB, BS
Sheng Li, MB, PhD
Ajai Sambasivan, MD
Ryan Stork, MD
Kristin Varacalli, DO

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Elaheh Ashtari, PsyD
Dean Atkinson, MD
Taiwo Babatope, MD
Jeffrey Barr, MD
Alexandra Duran, MD
Stephanie Emhoff, PhD
Jonathan Findley, MD
Omar Gonzales, MD
Amanda Helminiak, MD
Gregory Hestla, MD
Katherine Loveland, PhD
Caesa Nagpal, MBBS
Deborah Pearson, PhD
Teresa Pigott, MD
Lokesh Shahani, MBBS
John Sneed, MD
Cesar Soutullo, MD, PhD
Ana Ugueto, PhD
Alia Warner, PhD
Michael Weaver, MD
Zeshen Wu, MD
Hanjing Emily Wu, MD, PhD

Surgery
Sasha Adams, MD
Erik Askenasy, MD
Farzaneh Banki, MD
Wendy Chen, MD
Casey Duncan, MD
Daniel Freet, MD
Jordan Grubbs, MD
David Hall, MD
John Harvin, MD
Julie Holihan, MD
Lillian Kao, MD
Saleem Khan, MBBS
David Kim, MD
Melina McCarty, MD
Stefanos Millas, MD
Phuong Duong Nguyen, MD
Thaddeus Puzio, MD
Tamara Saunders, MD
Shinil Shah, DO
Jonah Stulberg, MD
Ethan Taub, DO
Charles Wade, PhD
James Wallace, MD
Michael Wandling, MD
Todd Wilson, MD