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Teaching Awards

The Department of Surgery presents a number of awards each year for excellence in clinical or educational research. The criteria are based on research related activities as documented in the SIU SOM Academic Incentive Program. (Williams RG, Dunnington GL, Folse JR. The Impact of a Program for Systematically Recognizing and Rewarding Academic Performance. Acad Med 2003; 78:156-62)

Annual Teaching Awards - September 4th 2014

Medical Student Teaching Resident Awards

General Surgery

  • Bill Bailey
  • E.J. Buckley
  • Chad Gonczy
  • Allie McDow
  • Nick Mouw
  • Emily Sturm

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Ryan Beck
  • Mark Eilers
  • Youssef El Bitar

Otolaryngology

  • Coral Tieu
  • Aditi Mohankumar
  • Scott Montgomery
  • Jacob Stelle
  • David Timme

Plastic Surgery

  • Ashley Amalfi
  • Abigail Cochran
  • Mauricio De la Garza
  • Shaun Mendenhall
  • Michael Ruebhausen
  • Ryan Schmucker

Urology

  • Nataly Francois
  • Luke Frederick
  • Thomas Frye
  • Michael Kottwitz
  • Brad Stevenson

Vascular Surgery

  • James Pan

Resident Teacher of the Year Medical Student Teaching
Ryan Beck, MD - Orthopaedic Surgery

 

  • Great teacher, personable,
  • Allowed me to help in surgery, patient with my suturing, asked pertinent questions to help me understand procedure & increase my knowledge.
  • Very knowledgeable & did a great job explaining pathology & concepts.
  • Gave individual instruction, encouraged participation, good teacher.
  • Taught me plenty when I tagged along for consults & let me do a lot. Made being on call fun
  • Made a point to find out my interests & point me in that direction while furthering my education.

Excellence in Medical Student Teaching (non resident/faculty)
James Pan, MD - Vascular Surgery

 

  • Excellent teacher, explained course description, let me partake in surgeries.
  • I left the rotation knowing a lot.
  • Took time to teach important concepts.
  • Gave lots of opportunities for hands on experiences.
  • No other spent even close to as much time teaching students, really went out of the way to teach & had a
  • sincere desire to help me learn.
  • Wonderful bedside manner.
  • Awesome teacher

Medical Student Teaching - Faculty Awards

Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • William Pyle

Otolaryngology

  • Richard Bass

Neurosurgery

  • Devin Amin

General Surgery

  • Sabha Ganai
  • John Mellinger
  • Jan Rakinic
  • David Rea
  • John Sutyak
  • Jarrod Wall

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Per Freitag
  • Keith Gabriel

Plastic Surgery

  • Michael Neumeister

Urology

  • Toby Kohler

Vascular Surgery

  • Kim Hodgson

Medical Student Teaching - Faculty Teacher of the Year - Jan Rakinic, MD, Colorectal Surgery

  • Very professional & taught not only topics, but how to be a good physician.
  • Explained path/treatments of patients in clinic, had great rapport with patients & answered all of my questions in depth.
  • Exceptional teacher, not just clinical & surgical outcomes/procedures, but expanded on techniques for interacting with patients & making them feel more comfortable.
  • As a teacher, was an active problem solver, explained methods & strategies to me, always kept me included, & was very thoughtful.
  • It was incredibly informative for me to observe patient interaction. Not only did I have significant case participation, but also my best clinic experience during the entire clerkship.
  • Very thorough in teaching. Emphasized importance of clinical interactions with patients, which I appreciated.
  • Very professional - interaction with patients exemplifies how a physician should treat their patients.
  • Great teacher, told some good jokes.

Medical Student Teaching - Faculty Teacher of the Year - Jarrod Wall, MB, BCh, PhD

  • Incredible attending! Took time out of each day to sit & talk about topics of our choice. Facilitated learning & generated excitement about topic.
  • Took time out of his day to teach us students, which was an extremely kind gesture & very valuable leaning experience.
  • Took time to teach the students, constantly asked us questions, very friendly & approachable.
  • Took time to answer questions that students had, patient and compassionate
  • Includes students & patient with students & residents.
  • Gave great feedback for improvement as a student which was appreciated.
  • Loves to educate, willing to stop what's going on to teach.
  • Excellent teacher and mentor. Always enjoys talking with & teaching students.
  • Serves as a great role model.

Resident Teaching

 

ENT

  • Carol Bauer

General Surgery

  • Bulent Cetindag
  • Sabha Ganai
  • John Mellinger
  • Jan Rakinic
  • David Rea
  • John Sutyak
  • Jarrod Wall
  • Chris Wohltmann

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Keith R Gabriel

Plastic Surgery

  • Nada Berry
  • Nicole Sommer

Emergency Medicine

  • Jonathan De La Cruz

Otolaryngology

  • Gayle Woodson
  • Thomas Robbins
  • Debra Gonzalez

Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Steve Hazelrigg

Urology

  • Samuel Grampsas
  • Toby Kohler
  • Kevin McVary
  • Brad Schwartz

Vascular Surgery

  • Kim Hodgson
  • Doug Hood

Plastic Surgery

  • Michael Neumeister

Resident Teaching Faculty Teacher of the Year - Douglas Hood, MD - Vascular Surgery

  • Exemplary mentor who has allowed me to grow as a clinician.
  • Allows me to struggle to complete a given procedure.
  • Always ask difficult and probing questions which force you to think about what you are doing and why.
  • Very helpful; thoroughly explained surgery, indications, and complications.
  • Excellent teacher.
  • Always willing to go over topics.

Outstanding Surgical Educator Senior Faculty - John Mellinger, MD - General Surgery

  • Has excellent grasp of current literature on many topics, not just own specialty, makes me want to read an article.
  • Allows resident ample opportunity in OR to learn new skills.
  • Patient & takes the extra time to evaluate resident
  • Fund of knowledge is more than any surgeon I've met - gives me daily motivation to read more.
  • Consistency of temperament even under stress has been so meaningful – encourages me that a surgeon can & should be able to maintain composure; provides an example to work toward.
  • Always reachable, always with good clinical advice
  • Has a selfless drive for serving others & for being excellent at what he does is evident in everything he does & benefits everyone he interacts with.