Several of our doctors have received various honors in the first part of 2021 for excellent clinical practice, leadership, teaching, and more.
Late January 2021, brought the announcement of the year’s nominees for the Thorud Leadership Award, the highest leadership honor at the UW. Associate Professor Lisa Chew and Clinical Assistant Professor Laura Quinnan-Hostein were both nominated. (6/14/21 Edit: Dr. Lisa Chew was this year's faculty recipient.)
Additionally, the Northwest Chapter of the Society for General Internal Medicine’s annual conference was held in late January. Assistant Professor Jared Klein received the “Innovations in Medical Education” award for his poster describing implementation of buprenorphine waiver training at UW School of Medicine. His GIM co-authors were Clinical Instructor James Darnton and Associate Professor Judith Tsui.
The final January honors went to Professor Emeritus Matthew Keifer, Chief Resident Natasha Kwendakwema, and Assistant Professor Nicholas Meo, who were awarded the title of “Practitioner Lead in Quality & Safety (PLQS)” by the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System’s Hospital & Specialty Medicine Service Line. The title recognizes their substantial contributions to local healthcare quality and safety.
In March, the American Diabetes Association announced that Professor Ed Boyko is the 2021 recipient of their annual Roger E. Pecoraro Award. “Dr. Boyko is a highly accomplished and internationally recognized physician-investigator” said Dr. Joyce Wipf. “He worked with Dr. Pecoraro at the Seattle VA, prior to Dr. Pecoraro’s untimely death in 1991 at the age of 47, and continues to advance the science of diabetes care, early detection of neuropathy and prevention/management of diabetic foot complications and infection. This work has important outcomes in limb preservation and preventing disability.” Dr. Boyko will receive the honor and give the award lecture during the Virtual 81st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association held June 25-29, 2021.
Most recently, the May/June 2021 issue of Seattle Magazine included their annual list of local “Top Doctors.” Physicians are nominated by their colleagues for providing exceptional patient care. GIM practitioners who made the list were Clinical Assistant Professor Sona Bhatti, Clinical Associate Professor Edward Dy, Clinical Associate Professor Hillary Liss, Associate Professor Emeritus Caroline Rhoads, and Professor John Sheffield.
Sources: DOM Week, Twitter