Distinguished Teaching Awards

Brian Lim, Laurence Yee, and Catherine Lucey
Left to Right - Brian Lin, MD, Chair of VCP Advisory Board, Laurence Yee, MD, 2019 recipient of Charlotte Baer Memorial Award, and Catherine Lucey, MD, Executive Vice Dean for Education. Photo by Elisabeth Fall

The Center for Faculty Educators (CFE) will host the annual ceremony for UCSF School of Medicine teaching awards in October 2022. Please email Ivan Mendez (ivan.mendez@ucsf.edu) for more information.

The Distinguished Teaching Awards are presented to Volunteer Clinical Professors (VCP), and other UCSF teaching faculty, who have made significant contributions through excellence in teaching and in the field of medicine.

See information on last year’s recipients below:

2021 Recipients

Charlotte C. Baer Memorial Award

Roger J. Pitzen, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Learn more about the Charlotte Baer Memorial Award

Special Recognition Awards
  • Steven J. Holtz, MD, FAAN, Department of Neurology
  • Richard L. Oken, MD, FAAP, Department of Pediatrics
  • Raymond Zablotny, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

Learn more about the Special Recognition Awards

Bridges Curriculum - Foundations 1 and 2 Teaching Awards
  • Outstanding Coach: Naomi Anker, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Excellence in Innovative Teaching Modalities: Melissa Bachhuber, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Excellence in Small Group Instruction by Faculty: Christopher Bowman, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology
  • Commitment to Teaching: Sam Brondfield, MD, MAEd, Department of Medicine
  • Outstanding Lecture – Lifetime Achievement Award: Justin Bullock, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine
  • Outstanding Lecture Series: Ari Molofsky, MD, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine
  • Inspirational Teaching: Leticia Rolón, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Excellence in Small Group Instruction by Student Instructor: Leena Suleiman, MD, Department of Neurology
  • Recognition Award: Lauro Nathaniel Avalos, Class of 2023

Learn more about the Bridges Curriculum - Foundations 1 and 2 Teaching Awards

Henry J. Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching
  • Excellence in Teaching in the Fresno Medical Education Program: Mohammed Sani Bukari, MD, Department of Medicine-Fresno
  • Excellence in Inpatient Care Setting: Rabih Geha, MD, Department of Medicine
  • Excellence for Volunteer Clinical Professor (VCP): Michael S. Hong, MD, Department of Surgery
  • Excellence in Classroom Setting: Igor Mitrovic, MD, Department of Physiology
  • Excellence in Ambulatory Care Setting: Gerami Seitzman, MD, Department of Ophthalmology

Learn more about the Henry J. Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Maxine Papadakis Awards for Faculty Professionalism and Respect
  • Eddie Cruz-Romero, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics
  • Carter Lebares, MD, Department of Surgery
  • Anthony Mrgudich, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Peter Ureste, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Heather Whelan, MD, MSc, Department of Medicine

Learn more about the Maxine Papadakis Awards for Faculty Professionalism and Respect

 

 

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Teaching Awards Program Book 2021
Teaching Awards Program Book 2020