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Awards line the hallway at Mayo Clinic in Rochester

July 23, 2021

By Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science staff


See who won Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science's 2021 awards for outstanding educators, students, residents, and fellows.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science recognized its faculty and students with awards that highlight the vital contributions they have made to education in the past year.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges for in-person education, the contributions of each of these award recipients have helped Mayo Clinic continue to provide a first-class education to its students.

Teacher of the Year Award recipients

Each year, students graduating from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine select faculty members to receive Teacher of the Year Awards. These awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to medical education at Mayo Clinic.

Teachers of the Year - Rochester

Teacher of the Year Award recipients at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester are Travis McKenzie, M.D., Surgery, and Andrea Adams, M.D., Neurology.

Travis McKenzie, M.D.

Travis McKenzie, M.D.

Surgery

Andrea Adams, M.D.

Andrea Adams, M.D.

Neurology

Retired in October 2020 after 30 years at Mayo Clinic.

Teachers of the Year - Arizona

The Teacher of the Year Award recipients in Arizona are Nitin Mishra, M.B.B.S., Colon and Rectal Surgery, and Mira Keddis, M.D., Nephrology.

Nitin Mishra, M.B.B.S., M.S.

Nitin Mishra, M.B.B.S., M.S.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Mira Keddis, M.D.

Mira Keddis, M.D.

Nephrology

 

Golden Stethoscope Award recipients

Third- and fourth-year students in Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine select residents and fellows each year for the Golden Stethoscope Award. The award honors remarkable commitment to medical student education during clinical rotations, even as the residents focus on their own studies. Students select up to four residents each year across Mayo Clinic.

Golden Stethoscope Award - Rochester

Golden Stethescope Award recipients in Rochester are:

Elizabeth Armstrong, M.D.

Elizabeth Armstrong, M.D.

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency

Adela Cope, M.D.

Adela Cope, M.D.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship

Danielle Falde, M.D.

Danielle Falde, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Golden Stethoscope Award - Arizona

The award recipients in Arizona are:

John Davitt, M.D.

John Davitt, M.D.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship

Patty Lu, M.D.

Patty Lu, M.D.

General Surgery Residency

Shawn Malan, M.D.

Shawn Malan, M.D.

Anesthesiology Residency

Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients

This is the first time Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is recognizing students with a Dean's Diversity and Inclusion Award. Award recipients exemplify outstanding service to the medical school for efforts related to diversity and inclusion.

The recipients are M.D./Ph.D. students who have dedicated themselves to mentoring many students through the admissions process. At times, both also have personally advised Fredric Meyer, M.D., Waugh Executive Dean for Education, to keep diversity and inclusion top of mind within Mayo Clinic's educational initiatives. "I am appreciative to both of them for setting the bar for student engagement to make our school even better, and for keeping diversity and inclusion at the forefront of our educational mission," Dr. Meyer says.

The recipients for 2021 are:

Eugene Bah

Eugene Bah

M.D./Ph.D. student

Lydia Wheeler

Lydia Wheeler

M.D./Ph.D. student

Dean's Recognition Award recipients

The Dean's Recognition Award recipients are chosen by Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine leaders. Award winners are:

Debbie Dixon

Debbie Dixon

Rochester recipient

Education Operations Manager

Diana Smith, M.B.A.

Diana Smith, M.B.A.

Arizona recipient

Education Operations Manager

Distinguished Service Award recipients

Distinguished Service Award recipients are Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine educators or leaders who have exemplified exceptional education and service to the medical school throughout their careers. Award recipients are:

Marcia Andresen Reid, M.S.

Marcia Andresen Reid, M.S.

Education Administration

J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.

J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

William and Charles Mayo Award recipient

This prestigious award is presented to a graduating medical school student who embodies the values of Mayo Clinic and the values of the U.S. armed forces: integrity, leadership and service. The award winner is:

Steven Rooker, M.D.

Steven Rooker, M.D.

2021 graduate

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine