Celebration of New Members

Manish Aghi (center) is inducted into the Academy on September 26, 2018
From left: Ann Poncelet, MD; Manish Aghi , MD, PhD, MAS; and Catherine Lucey, MD. Dr. Aghi is the first Academy member from the Dept. of Neurological Surgery to be inducted. Photo by Elisabeth Fall.

Our Annual Celebration of New Members honored our incoming Academy Class and recognized medical education staff contributions and the "front-line" teachers and educators who impact our medical students and residents on a regular basis and make UCSF such an outstanding medical institutions.

This year's keynote was Narrative in Medicine: The Essential Link, Susan Clark Ball, MD, MPH, MS, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Susan Ball is the Keynote speaker for the 2018 Celebration
Susan Ball, MD, MPH, MS

Congratulations to New Members, Class of 2018

  • Manish Aghi, MD, PhD, Neurological Surgery, SOM
  • Loren Alving, MD, Neurology, SOM
  • Caitlin Hasser, MD, Psychiatry SOM
  • Sara Hughes, MBE., EdD, MA, BSc, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, SOD
  • Abner Korn, MD, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, SOM
  • Kewchang Lee, MD, Psychiatry, SOM
  • Jyothi Marbin, MD, Pediatrics, SOM
  • Marta Margeta, MD, PhD, Pathology, SOM
  • Lynnea Mills, MD, Medicine, SOM
  • Sirisha Narayana, MD, Medicine, SOM
  • Stephanie Rennke, MD, Medicine, SOM
  • Demian Rose, MD, PhD, Psychiatry, SOM
  • Sara Whetstone, MD, MHS, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, SOM
  • Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, Clinical Pharmacy, SOP

Jaclyne Witte Boyden Awards for Medical Education Staff

Recognized two School of Medicine staff members who have shown exemplary service in support of medical education.


Dawnee Wong, House Staff Coordinator

Department of Medicine, ZSFG


Sandi Borok, Curriculum Program Administrator

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Award for Exceptional Service in Medical Education

Established in 2018 this honors and recognized exemplary service by Office of Medical Education (OME) staff who support medical education.

Victoria Ruddick, Faculty Development Manager
Center for Faculty Educators

Excellence in Teaching Awards

These are peer-nominated awards for UCSF teaching faculty, intended to highlight outstanding front-line teachers of medical students, residents, and fellows at all UCSF teaching sites who might otherwise go unrecognized.

Excellence in Teaching Awards 2018 Recipient List

2018 Celebration of New Members Program Book
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