2018 Endowed Chair Electees & Faculty Awards

2018 UVA School of Medicine Faculty Awardees

Congratulations to the faculty listed below who were newly elected to these endowed chairs and who received these School of Medicine faculty awards. A ceremony and reception were held to celebrate these honors on Nov. 8. Below are some photos from the event.

2018 Endowed Chair Electees

  • James D. Bergin, MD, Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Internal Medicine
    Department of Medicine
  • Leslie J. Blackhall, MD, Tussi and John Kluge Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine
    Department of Medicine
  • Irving L. Kron, MD, William H. Muller Professor of Surgery
    (former holder of the S. Hurt Watts Professorship in Surgery)
    Department of Surgery
  • Christine L. Lau, MD, George R. Minor Professor of General Thoracic Surgery
    Department of Surgery
  • Lawrence G. Lum, MD, Marion McNulty Weaver and Malvin C. Weaver Professor of Oncology
    Department of Medicine
  • Eugene D. McGahren, MD, Maurice L. LeBauer Professor of Surgery
    Department of Surgery
  • Imre Noth, MD, Dudley F. Rochester Professor of Medicine
    Department of Medicine
  • Josef Oberholzer, MD, Strickler Family Professor of Transplant Surgery
    Department of Surgery
  • Robert E. O’Connor, MD, Marcus L. Martin Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Stephen S. Park, MD, G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh Professor of Otolaryngology
    Department of Otolaryngology
  • Arturo P. Saavedra, MD, PhD, Kenneth E. Greer, M.D. Professor of Dermatology
    Department of Dermatology
  • James M. Scheiman, MD, David D. Stone Professor of Medicine
    Department of Medicine
  • Yun Michael Shim, MD, John L. Guerrant Associate Professor of Medicine
    Department of Medicine
  • Lukas K. Tamm, PhD, Andrew P. Somlyo Distinguished Professor of Molecular Physiology
    (former holder of the Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professorship in Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics)
    Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
  • Kenneth Walsh, PhD, Lockhart B. McGuire Professor of Internal Medicine
    Department of Medicine
  • Mark Yeager, MD, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
    (former holder of the Andrew P. Somlyo Distinguished Professorship in Molecular Physiology)
    Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
  • Martha A. Zeiger, MD, S. Hurt Watts Professor of Surgery
    Department of Surgery
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Dr. Marcia Childress, Associate Professor of Medical Education in Medical Humanities and Director for Programs in Humanities presents this year’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award to Dr. Molly Hughes, Associate Professor of Medicine.

2018 UVa School of Medicine Faculty Awards

Sharon L. Hostler Women in Medicine Leadership Award

  • Victoria F. Norwood, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

Robert J. Kadner Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching

  • Jeffrey S. Smith, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

  • Molly A. Hughes, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Virginia School of Medicine Master Clinician Award

  • Ted M. Burns, MD, Professor of Neurology
  • Francis H. Shen, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Center Master Educator Award for Graduate Medical Education

  • Anne M. Mills, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Worthington (Sandy) G. Schenk III, MD, Professor of Surgery

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • Vaia T. Abatzis, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Barbie K. Ganser-Pornillos, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
  • F. Winston Gwathmey, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • David G. Moyer, DC, Assistant Professor of Medical Education
  • Amita Sudhir, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence

  • J. Nicholas Brenton, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Elizabeth M. Gaughan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Timothy N. Showalter, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Siobhan M. Statuta, MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine
  • David B. Weiss, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Team Science
Junior Faculty Award

  • James A. Platts-Mills, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Senior Faculty Award

  • Peter I. Lobo, MD, Professor of Medicine

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