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School of Graduate Medical Education Announces Teachers of the Year and Research Award Recipients

Hallway showing portraits of awardees of the Mayo Clinic GME teachers hall of fame

April 8, 2021

By Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science staff


Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, along with the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and Rochester Mayo Fellows' Association, has announced the recipients of the Teacher of the Year Awards, and the Edward C. Kendall and Donald C. Balfour Alumni Awards for Meritorious Research.

Teacher of the Year Awards and Hall of Fame

Recipients of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education Teacher of the Year awards are nominated and voted on by residents and fellows in the respective programs. Recipients are recognized for being dedicated to resident teaching, going above and beyond their regular duties, and serving as mentors for young physicians in training.

Teachers who receive at least three Teacher of the Year awards, become distinguished members of the Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame. New and reaffirmed members of the Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame are noted in the table.

Award recipients
Omar Abu Saleh, M.B.B.S.
Infectious Diseases
Deanne Kashiwagi, M.D.
Internal Medicine: Inpatient and Other Internal Medicine
Reaffirmed — Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame
Darcy Adamczyk, M.D.
Radiology
Matthew Koster, M.D.
Rheumatology
Nicholas Allen, M.D.
Psychiatry
Justin Kreuter, M.D.
Pathology: Clinical Pathology
Nandan Anavekar, M.B., B.Ch.
Cardiovascular Diseases
Giuseppe Lanzino, M.D.
Neurologic Surgery
Philip Araoz, M.D.
Radiology
New — Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame
Edward Malone, M.D.
Family Medicine — Health System
Arman Arghami, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgery
Samir Mardini, M.D.
Surgery and Subspecialties
Christopher Arpey, M.D.
Dermatology
William Miranda, M.D.
Cardiovascular Diseases
Karim Bakri, M.B.B.S.
Surgery and Subspecialties
Jenny Montejo, M.D.
Allergy-Immunology
Thomas Beckman, M.D.
Internal Medicine: Outpatient General Internal Medicine
Reaffirmed — Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame
Teng Moua, M.D.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Christopher Boswell, M.D.
Family Medicine — Rochester
Oludare Olatoye, M.D.
Anesthesiology
Christopher Camp, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
Sanjay Patel, M.D.
Ophthalmology
Ivan Carabenciov, M.D.
Neurology
Reade Quinton, M.D.
Pathology: Anatomic Pathology
Garret Choby, M.D.
Otolaryngology — Audiology
Amy Rabatin, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Kimberly Corbin, M.D.
Radiation Oncology
Chad Rasmussen, D.D.S.
Dental Specialties
Alexander Finch, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
Sarah Rassier, M.D.
OB-GYN
Karthik Giridhar, M.D.
Hematology-Oncology
Wil Santivasi, M.D.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Ronald Go, M.D.
Hematology-Oncology
New — Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame
Craig Sawchuk, Ph.D.
Psychology
New — Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame
Michael Grams, Ph.D.
Radiation Physics
Hugh Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Anesthesiology
New — Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame
Candace Granberg, M.D.
Urology
Marius Stan, M.D.
Endocrinology
Andrew Greenlund, M.D., Ph.D.
Internal Medicine: Outpatient — Primary Care Internal Medicine
Reaffirmed — Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame
Warren Thompson, M.D.
Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine
James Gregoire, M.D.
Nephrology
Michel Toledano, M.D.
Neurology
Magnus Halland, M.D., Ph.D.
Gastroenterology
M. Yasir Qureshi, M.B.B.S.
Pedatrics and Subspecialties
Jason Homme, M.D.
Pedatrics and Subspecialties
Reaffirmed — Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame
Diego Zaquera Carvalho, M.D.
Sleep Medicine

Kendall and Balfour Awards for Research

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association announces the recipients of the Edward C. Kendall and Donald C. Balfour Alumni Awards for Meritorious Research.

  • Sara Ranjbar, Ph.D. — recipient of the Edward C. Kendall Alumni Award for Meritorious Research, which recognizes outstanding research by a senior research fellow
  • John Giudicessi, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiovascular Diseases — Donald C. Balfour Alumni Award for Meritorious Research, which recognizes outstanding research by a resident of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education