A group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members received the college’s Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards for excellence in patient care at a May 14 ceremony.
The awards were established by Baylor President, CEO and Executive Dean Dr. Paul Klotman to recognize faculty for their exemplary qualities of clinical excellence and expertise, consistent high level of patient care, professionalism, commendable leadership skills and continuous service to the community.
The Master Clinician Award is for full professors with 15 or more years of clinical service at Baylor, while the Rising Star Clinician Award recognizes assistant and associate professors with at least five years of clinical service.
After an introduction by Dr. Alicia Monroe, Baylor provost and senior vice president for academic and faculty affairs, the awards were presented by Klotman and Dr. Thomas Wheeler, chair of pathology & immunology at Baylor, who served as chair of the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician selection committee.
“These awards are important to me personally, and they are also important to Baylor College of Medicine,” Klotman said. “At the end of the day, how we take care of patients is what differentiates us from others.”
2015 Master Clinician Lifetime Award recipients:
John H. Coverdale, M.D., The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
John A. Goss, M.D., Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation
James M. Killian, M.D., Department of Neurology
Daniel M. Musher, M.D., The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine and Molecular Virology & Microbiology
George E. Taffet, M.D., The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine
2015 Rising Star Clinician Award recipients
Carla M. Davis, M.D., Departments of Pediatrics – Allergy and Immunology
Hafeez Diwan, M.D., Departments of Pathology & Immunology and Dermatology
Karen Eldin, M.D., Department of Pathology & Immunology
Panos Kougias, M.D., Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Richard E. Link, M.D., Ph.D., Scott Department of Urology
Sreedhar Mandayam, M.D., The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine
Sandesh C.S. Nagamani, M.D., Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Olutoyin A. Olutoye, M.D., Department of Pediatrics – Anesthesiology
Nalini Ram, M.D., The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine
Asim A. Shah, M.D., The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Lakshmi V. Srivaths, M.D., Department of Pediatrics – Hematology and Oncology
Peter I. Tsai, M.D., Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Mitchell P. Weikert, M.S., Department of Ophthalmology
Marc H. Willis, D.O., Department of Radiology
Laila E. Woc-Colburn, M.D., The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine and National School of Tropical Medicine
Sarvari Yellapragada, M.D., The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center and Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center