Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence 2017

November 12, 2017 by   |   Leave a Comment

UVA School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence honors faculty who have demonstrated exemplary service to patients and a high level of clinical skill.

Winners of the award for 2017 include the following:
– Emaad M. Abdel-Rahman, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine
– Jamie L. W. Kennedy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
– Arun Krishnaraj, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology & Medical Imaging
– Shayna L. Showalter, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
– Mohamed Tiouririne, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Congratulations, all!

“Emaad’s clinical excellence extends beyond his own clinical knowledge; he empowers patients to care for themselves. He is a wonderful patient advocate and empowers patients through education.” – Colleague

“Dr. Abdel-Rahman is highly skilled and knowledgeable. But many physicians are skilled and knowledgeable. What sets Emaad apart is his compassion and humility. As an immigrant himself, he is highly sensitive to the challenges faced by our patients who are refugees and immigrants, starting life in a new country where they are unfamiliar with our medical system. He treats all his patients with utmost respect and demonstrates cultural proficiency and humility.” – Colleague

“Dr. Abdel-Rahman can always be counted upon for his prompt response and availability. I can always count on him for a thoughtful and detailed approach to challenging clinical situations.” – Referring Physician

“Her work ethic is absolutely tireless and she demonstrates an exceptionally high level of understanding of complex heart disease.” – Colleague

“Because of her clinical expertise, acumen, and her outstanding and personalized patient care, Jamie is held in very high esteem by her colleagues, and she is sought after by referring cardiologists and physicians.” – Colleague

“Without hesitation, she clearly articulated the depth and scope of my illness and resulting prognosis. Obviously, I am a very pleased patient.” – Patient

“She takes care of some of the sickest patients in the hospital. She often has to deal with end of life decisions and she shows great compassion and skill in this area. Patients and families are highly appreciative of her dedication, compassion, and genuine personal care.” – Colleague

“Dr. Krishnaraj is constantly working to improve service to patients and referring clinicians. He highly values efficiency and quality, and is always accessible to both patients and healthcare providers. He is always professional and consistently exhibits kindness and compassion to patients.” – Colleagues

“Dr. Krishnaraj has wonderful bedside skills. He has excellent communication skills with patients and families, making sure they clearly understand the procedure and that they have all their questions answered.” – Colleague

“His dedication to continuous improvement has led to reduction in errors, improved and more timely access for image-guided biopsy procedures, and increased staff engagement with no increase in staffing, space, or costs.” – Colleague

“He is one of the most compassionate physicians I have had the pleasure to work with on a daily basis.” – Colleague

“There have been several times that I’ve called her with a difficult case outside my area of expertise, and her answer has been to help me resolve the outstanding questions and to take over any appropriate needed role. She is an invaluable asset to any multi-disciplinary team.” – Colleague

“Shayna has been highly motivated to improve the patient experience through innovations in breast cancer treatment. Her most notable achievement to date is the Precision Breast Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) program.” – Colleague

“Her care has been exemplary. She has excellent bedside manner and displays a confidence and compassion that a patient with severe breast disease needs to have. I’m impressed with her follow-up of patients once they’ve left her office.” – Referring Physician

“Dr. Tiouririne works passionately and tirelessly to make a real difference to his patients and his profession. Many medical professionals within and outside of UVA often request Mo when they themselves or their loved ones are expecting to deliver.” – Colleague

“While there are many strong, brilliant, and capable anesthesia providers, Dr. Tiouririne stands out among them. We have worked together to provide urgent and life-saving care to many complicated maternal fetal pairs over many years now. He is exactly who I hope to see running into the room when a perinatal code is called.” – Colleague

“Dr. Tiouririne’s dedication to the protection of those who entrust their lives, as well as the lives of their unborn children, to his care continues to be an example to me and to those who have the good fortune of working with him.” – Referring Physician

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