A group of Baylor College of Medicine’s best and brightest, and most compassionate, students and trainees recently were inducted in to two separate medical honor societies – the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha.
Alpha Omega Alpha
Election to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism and service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing. Since the Baylor chapter’s inception in 1949, there have been more than 1,800 members inducted. Members include alumni and faculty in addition to students, residents and fellows.
“Election to AOA requires students to demonstrate their track record of commitment to service, scholarship and leadership as well as to academic excellence. We’re proud of our new 2018 inductees who now join the ranks of the esteemed members of this organization,” said Dr. Daniel Chelius, assistant professor of otolaryngology, who heads the BCM Alpha Omega Alpha Chapter. He noted that new student members continue the longstanding tradition of providing free tutoring to their classmates in need of academic support.
This year’s class was honored at an induction ceremony March 7 at the Third Coast restaurant in the TMC Commons. New members include:
Zachary Bennett, Julianna Bronk, Alexandra Buffie, Kristen Carroll, Carrie Dempster, David Evans, Luis Fernandez, Lee Haruno, Ashley Hill, Jane Jarjour, Julika Kaplan, Abdul Khan, Jaden Kohn, Taylor Kohn, Alexander Kolkin, Matthew Louis, Trissa McClatchey, Michael Murri, Ankita Patro, Michael Pohlen, Ruchit Rana, Alexander Reddy, Sarita Shah, Alexander Tatara and Bibin Varghese
Dr. Emily Heikamp, resident, Department of Pediatrics; Dr. Jonathan Lim, resident, Department of Medicine – Internal Medicine; Dr. Somala Mohammed, resident; Department of Surgery; and Dr. William Mulvoy, fellow in anesthesia – critical care and cardiac anesthesia
Dr. Michael Belfort, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Joseph Coselli, professor of surgery and vice chair of the division of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Joan Friedland, professor of medicine and in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Dr. John Goss, professor of surgery and chief of the division of abdominal transplantation
Dr. Andrea Stolar, associate dean of student affairs and associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Class of 1990
Sixty-five new members were inducted into the society at the March 9 ceremony, including medical students, residents and – for the first year – faculty. The Gold Humanism Honor Society is an international organization that recognizes, supports and promotes the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine. Established in 2002, it is named for Dr. Arnold P. Gold, a child neurologist at Columbia University, and its mission is to work within and beyond medical education to inspire, nurture and sustain lifelong advocates and activists for compassionate patient care.
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Fifty-three new members were inducted into the society at a ceremony held March X, including medical students, residents and fellows. The Gold Humanism Honor Society is an international organization that recognizes, supports and promotes the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine. Established in 2002, it is named for Dr. Arnold P. Gold, a child neurologist at Columbia University, and its mission is to work within and beyond medical education to inspire, nurture and sustain lifelong advocates and activists for compassionate patient care.
Gold Humanism honorees are recommended by their own peers, and a selection of the inductees offer reflections on compassion and humanism at the ceremony. Chapter president Dr. Vandana Shah, assistant professor of medicine, noted that she and other already-practicing healthcare professionals can draw inspiration from those coming behind them.
“These students, residents and fellows exemplify the highest quality in patient-centered medical care,” Shah said. “Their personal reflections allow me to recommit to humanism each year and gives me great hope for the future.”
The 2018 Gold Humanism inductees are:
Ruth Linda Ackah, Stephanie Michelle Allen, John Michael Beckham, Hannah Lee Brown, Erin Yee-May Chew, Cameron Levi Clark, Elizabeth Nichole Cook, Jessica Theresa D’Souza, Sarah Mary Haley, Lindsey Ella Heathcock, Brandon Joseph Ho, Patrick Joseph Hunt, Cyrus Ahmad Iqbal, Jane Jarjour, Bradly Alexander Kimbrough, Jordan Allison Kohler, Sarah Krasny, Caroline Watkins McCool, Victoria Mitre, Thien-Bao Peter Nguyen, Ankita Patro, George Vattathara Polson, Ruchit Rajesh Rana, Mara Alejandra Rivera, John Tucker Sigalos, Cameron Bradley Strong, Fatima Syed, Aishwarya Venkataraman, Katharine Yang, Allison Grace Yeh and Christine Michelle Yost
Dr. Sarah Maria Bahouth, radiology; Dr. Jesse Banales, pediatrics – San Antonio; Dr. Sami Bashour, medicine; Dr. Jonathan Dyal, emergency medicine; Dr. Jordan Enns, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Adam Goldberg, psychiatry; Dr. Aamir Khan, psychiatry; Dr. Hillary Liebler, medicine; Dr. Jing Liu, medicine; Dr. Kathleen McDeavitt, psychiatry; Dr. Taylor Ryan McLain, pediatrics; Dr. Shivani Murarka, obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Anvinh Nguyen, anesthesiology; Dr. Nathan Nowalk, medicine; Dr. Jorge Portuondo, surgery; Dr. Vicky Zhen Ren, dermatology; Dr. Andrea Rubiano Landinez, pediatrics; Dr. Christie Turin More, medicine; and Dr. Diana Vila, medicine
Dr. Michael Holliday, medicine – nephrology; Dr. Omar Jaber, academic general pediatrics; and Dr. Sunina Nathoo, medicine – gastroenterology