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UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association

UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association

Alumni Association awardees

Clinical Fellow Professionalism Award

The Clinical Fellow Professionalism Award, established in 2008, recognizes residents who exhibit attibutes of professionalism as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine, encompassing aspiration to altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, service, honor, integrity and respect for others. Below is a summary of past recipients:

2011 Yasmeen Shaw, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care
2010 Jennifer Li, M.D., Eye Center
2009 Aubrey Yao, M.D.
2008 Rafael Rodriguez, M.D.


Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award, established in 1988, was created to give recognition annually to an alumna/us of UC Davis School of Medicine or the UC Davis Medical Center for contributions to society and distinguishing themselves through outstanding achievements in medicine. Below is a summary of past Distinguished Alumna/us recipients:

2011 Simon Cohn, M.D.
2010 Dennis Bourdette, M.D.
2009 Saul Schaefer, M.D.
2008 Felix D. Battistella, M.D.
2007 Reginald Low, M.D.
2006 Garen Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H.
2005 David Kilmer, M.D.
2004 R. Steven Tharratt, M.D., M.P.V.M.
2003 Lloyd Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
2002 Robert Wiebe, M.D.
2001 Edward Yeh, M.D.
2000 Jeffrey Tanji, M.D.
1999 Amparo Villablanca, M.D.
1998 Kenneth Facter, M.D.
1997 Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.
1996 David Wisner, M.D.
1995 Timothy Albertson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
1994 Steven Edelman, M.D.
1993 Fred Meyers, M.D.
1992 Robin Hansen, M.D.
1991 Dennis Devereux, M.D.
1990 John Longhurst, M.D.
1989 Daniel O'Connor, M.D.
1988 Janice Phillips Dutcher, M.D.


Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award, established in 1990 was created to give recognition annually to an alumna/us of the UC Davis School of Medicine or the UC Davis Medical Center for outstanding contributions to their community through distinguished public service. Below is a summary of past Humanitarian Award recipients:

2011 Katherine Flores, M.D.
2010 Bryna Kane, M.D.
2009 Terrence Smith, M.D.
2008 Condessa Curley, M.D., M.P.H.
2007 Joan Baumer, M.D.
2006 John Chuck, M.D.
2005 Alan Kelley, M.D.
2004 Carolyn Shepherd, M.D.
2003 Martin Anderson, M.D.
2002 Bruce Greenberg, M.D.
2001 Paul Hom, M.D.
1999 Balazs Bodai, M.D.
1998 Tim Marten, M.D.
1997 Jon Andrus, M.D.
1996 Herbert Bauer, M.D.
1995 Neil Flynn, M.D.
1994 Patricia Samuelson, M.D.
1993 Salmon Paul Daniels, M.D.
1992 Milburn Mar, M.D.
1991 Antonio Velasco, M.D.
1997 Jon Andrus, M.D.
1996 Herbert Bauer, M.D.
1995 Neil Flynn, M.D.
1994 Patricia Samuelson, M.D.
1993 Salmon Paul Daniels, M.D.
1992 Milburn Mar, M.D.
1991 Antonio Velasco, M.D.


House Staff Professionalism Award

The House Staff Professionalism Award, was created in 2002 by the School of Medicine Alumni Association to recognize and honor a resident identified by his/her co-workers and ancillary staff for exemplifying the attributes to professionalism. The American Board of Internal Medicine defines professionalism as one who "aspires to altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, service, honor, integrity, and respect for others." Below is a summary of past House Staff Professionalism recipients:

2011 Sampaguita Tafoya, M.D., Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine
2010 Mark Fedor, M.D., Neurosurgery
2009 Kia Shahlaie, M.D., Ph.D.
2008 Gudrun Kungys, M.D.
2007 James Silverthorn, M.D.
2006 Jeffrey Southard, M.D.
2006 Mojca Konia, M.D.
2005 David Deyhimy, M.D.
2004 Sarah Pirio Richardson, M.D.
2003 Kristen Vandewalker, M.D.
2003 Melissa McCall, M.D.
2002 John Martin, M.D.


Transformational Leadership Award

The recipient of the Transformational Leadership Award is an alumna/us of the UC Davis School of Medicine or Medical Center whose professional achievements and contributions have enhanced the profession, improved the welfare of the general public, provided for personal distinction and brought honor to her/his alma mater. Below is a summary of Transformational Leadership Award recipients:

2011 Steven Edelman, M.D.
2010 Kathleen Taylor, M.D.
2009 Thomas Nesbitt, M.D. M
2008 Willard H. Dere, M.D.
2007 Ellen Feigal, M.D.


Click here for a list of past awardees (PDF).