Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards! May is designated as teaching excellence month for McGovern Medical School and all winners of teaching awards were celebrated May 2 in the Fifth Floor Gallery.

Anesthesiology
Staci Cameron, MD
Rhashedah Ekeoduru, MD
Semhar Ghebremichael, MD
Sam Gumbert, MD
Sara Guzman-Reyes, MD
Nadia Hernandez, MD
Ovidiu Moise, MD
Katherine Normand, MD
Omonele Nwokolo, MD
Olga Pawelek, MD
Oscar Quintana, MD
Mihir Rane, DO
Colleen Rodriguez, MD
Christopher Stephens, MD
Sarah Tariq, MD
Robert Wegner, MD
George Williams, MD
John Zaki, MD

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Darren Boehning, PhD
Phillip Carpenter, PhD
Zheng (Jake) Chen, PhD
Vasanthi Jayaraman, PhD
Yang Xia, MD, PhD

Dermatology
Richard Jahan-Tigh, MD

Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging
Emma Ferguson, MD
Manickam Kumaravel, MBBS
Daniel Ocazionez-Trujillo, MD
Sandra Oldham, MD
Rajan Patel, MBBS
Roy Riascos-Castaneda, MD

Emergency Medicine
Amee Amin, MD
Michael Boyars, MD
Yashwant Chathampally, MD
Benjamin Cooper, MD
Pratik Doshi, MD
Carolyn Gardiner, MD
Gladston Hackett, MD
Nathan Hoot, MD, PhD
Adeola Kosoko, MD
Robert Lapus, MD
Charles Maddow, MD
Amit Mehta, MD
Donna Mendez, MD
Sara Miller, MD
Daniel Ostermayer, MD
Melissa Reimer, MD
Kunal Sharma, MD
Michael Van Meter, MD

Family & Community Medicine
Humaira Abid, MBBS
Michael Altman, MD
Dominique Balla, MD
Nathan Bender, MD
Larry Butcher, MD
Grant Fowler, MD
Deepa Iyengar, MBBS
Vijaya Mallela, MD
Shrabanee Mitra, MBBS
Phuc D. Nguyen, MD
Thomas Northrup, PhD
Omobolaji Olutimehin, MBBS
Bal Reddy, MD
Graham Segal, MD
Louise Terrill, MD
Yu Wah, MBBS
Carman Whiting, MD
Pouran Yousefi, MD
Amber Zulfiqar, MBBS

Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
Alex Gorfe Abebe, PhD
Shane Cunha, PhD
Carmen Dessauer, PhD
Guangwei Du, PhD
Jeffrey Frost, PhD
David Loose, PhD
Oleh Pochynyuk, PhD
Gary Rosenfeld, PhD

IMM
Vihang Narkar, PhD

Internal Medicine
Omowunmi Aibana, MD, MPH
Gabriel Aisenberg, MD
Bindu Akkanti, MD
Salman Arain, MBBS
Cesar Arias, MD, PhD
Balan Prakash, MD, JD
Jammie Barnes, MD
Aleksandra De Golovine, MD
Anne Dougherty, MD
Akinsan Dosekun, MBBS
Charles Ericsson, MD
Mark Farnie, MD
Renee Flores, MD
John Foringer, MD
Anneliese Gonzalez, MD
Rukma Govindu, MBBS
Sushovan Guha, MBBS, PhD
Katie Guttenberg, MD
Caroline Ha, MD
Rodrigo Hasbun, MD
John Higgins, MBBS
Holly Holmes, MD
Modupe Idowu, MD
Harinder Juneja, MBBS
Patrick Kee, MBBS, PhD
Gus Krucke, MD
Susan Laing, MD
Ruckshanda Majid, MBBS
Garbo Mak, MD
Brandy McKelvy, MD
Donald Molony, MD
Masayuki Nigo, BM
Philip Orlander, MD
Saher Rabadi, MBBCh
Nahid Rianon, MBBS, DrPH
Neel Shah, MD
Jennifer Swails, MD
Pansy Tung, MD
Karen Vigil, MD
Mark Warner, MD
Robby Wesley, DO
Kelly Wirfel, MD
Alisha Young, MD

McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
Rebecca Lunstroth, JD

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Heidi B. Kaplan, PhD
Ronald C. Mackenzie, PhD
Ambro van Hoof, PhD

Neurobiology & Anatomy
Michael Beierlein, PhD
Len Cleary, PhD
Nachum Dafny, PhD
Pramod K. Dash, PhD
Claire E. Hulsebosch, PhD
Han Zhang, MD

Neurology
Allison Boyle, MD
Omotola Hope, MD
Amanda Jagolino, MD
Fudong Liu, MD
Raja Mehanna, MD
Rodrigo Morales Loyola, PhD
Amrou Sarraj, MD
Mya Schiess, MD
Erin Furr Stimming, MD
Stephen Thompson, MD
Akihiko Urayama, PhD

Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Michael Adler, MD
Vaishali Bhalani, MD
Shao-Chun Chang-Jackson, MD
Elizabeth Clark, MD
John Dunnington, MD
Jenny Duret-Uzodinma, MD
Sara Holcombe, DO
Randa Jalloul, MD
Hector Mendez-Figueroa, MD
Elizabeth Nugent, MD
Ramesha Papanna, MBBS
Pamela Promecene, MD
Eugene Toy, MD
Cristina Wallace Huff, MD
Clara Ward, MD
Nikolaos Zacharias, MD

Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Ore-Ofe Adesina, MD
Megan Geloneck, MD
Gene Kim, MD
Alla Kukuyev, MD
Grace Lindhorst, MD
John O’Brien, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Timothy Achor, MD
Andrew Choo, MD
Lindsay Crawford, MD
Allen Criswell, MD
Robert Fullick, MD
Joshua Gary, MD
James Kellam, MD
Matthew Koepplinger, DO
Alfred Mansour, MD
Stacey Martin, MD
Randhir Mascarenhas, MD
Kenneth Mathis, MD
Wade McAlister, MD
William McGarvey, MD
John Munz, MD
Mark Prasarn, MD
Milton Routt, MD
Shiraz Younas, MBBS

Otorhinolaryngology
Ibrahim (Trey) Alava, MD
Soham Roy, MD
William Yao, MD

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Jeffrey Actor, PhD
Roger Bick, MMedEd
Robert Brown, MD
Brian Castillo, MD
William Glass, MD, PhD
Keri Smith, PhD
Nina Tatevian, MD, PhD
Margaret Uthman, MD
Md Amer Wahed, MBBS
Hui Zhu, BM, PhD

Pediatric Surgery
Mary Austin, MD, MPH
Matthew Greives, MD
Matthew Harting, MD

Pediatrics
Dilachew Adebo, MD
Joseph Alcorn, PhD
Chiamaka Aneji, MBBS
Myla Ashfaq, MS
Autumn Atkinson, MD
Michelle Barratt, MD
Jamie Causey, MD
John Chapman, MD
Kim Cheung, MD, PhD
Lisa De Ybarrondo, MD
Amalia Guardiola, MD
Mark Hormann, MD
Cindy Jon, MD
Ankur Kamdar, MD
Mary Kay Koenig, MD
Suzanne Lopez, MD
Pedro Mancias, MD
Ann Marshburn, MD
Melissa Matthews, MD
Shade’ Moody, MD
Emma Omoruyi, MD
Kenya Parks, MD
Michelle Rivera-Davila, MD
David Rodriguez-Buritica, MD
Lindsay Rogers, MD
Nunilo Rubio, MD
Joyce Samuel, MD
Joshua Samuels, MD
Avni Shah, MD
Julia Shelburne, MD
Keely Smith, MD
Kimberly Smith, MD, MPH
Adil Solaiman, MD
Chandra Srinivasan, MBBS
James Stark, MD, PhD
Nivedita Thakur, MD
Melissa Van Arsdall, MD
Michael Yafi, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Glenda Bosques Mendez, MD
Radha Korupolu, MBBS
Judy Thomas, MD
Monica Verduzco Gutierrez, MD
Nuray Yozbatiran, PhD

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Melissa Allen, DO
Jeffrey Barr, MD
Rania Elkhatib, MD
Chase Findley, MD
Amanda Helminiak, MD
Iram Kazimi, MD
Katherine Loveland, PhD
Bobby Nix, MD
Olaoluwa Okusaga, MBChB
Teresa Pigott, MD
Madhavi Reddy, PhD
Cynthia Santos, MD
Salih Selek, MD
John Sneed, MD
Stefan Ursu, MD, PhD
Michael Weaver, MD
Connie Zajicek, MD
Cristian Zeni, MD, PhD

Surgery
Sasha Adams, MD
Farzaneh Banki, MD
Daniel Freet, MD
Brijesh (Billy) Gill, MD
John Harvin, MD
Todd Huzar, MD
Lillian Kao, MD
Saleem Khan, MBBS
Tien Ko, MD
Anil Kulkarni, PhD
Joseph Love, DO
Melina McCarty, MD
Stefanos Millas, MD
Emily Robinson, MD
Todd Wilson, MD
Curtis Wray, MD
Gretchen Zimmerman, MD