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More than 60 residents, faculty honored in Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education

Retired dean Robert C. Nuss, M.D., was honored with the Society of Teaching Scholars Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Annual University of Florida Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education in Gainesville.

Nuss retired earlier this year after nearly 40 years on campus, the last 10 as dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville and associate vice president for health affairs for UF.

Ten residents on the Jacksonville campus were awarded Outstanding Resident Teacher awards, and more than 50 Jacksonville faculty earned Exemplary Teacher awards.

In addition, Frank J. Genuardi, M.D., M.P.H., clerkship director, associate dean for student affairs and an associate professor of pediatrics at the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville, was presented with the inaugural Kenneth Kellner, M.D., Ph.D., Outstanding Clerkship Director Award.

Medical Education Week is sponsored by the Society of Teaching Scholars which mentors junior faculty on teaching improvement and serves in an advisory capacity to the Faculty Development Committee and College of Medicine Education Center.

The following Jacksonville teachers were honored:

Outstanding Resident Teachers

Steven Dalati, M.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Don Davis, Jr., M.D., Department of Ophthalmology

Ronak Jani, M.D., Department of Neurology

Taher Reza Kermanshashi, M.D., Department of Pathology

Cristian Landa, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine

Ngozi Ogbuehi, M.D., Department of Pediatrics

Gaelyn Scuderi, M.D., Department of Radiology

Maryam Bita Tabrizi, M.D., Department of Surgery

Kris Wheeler, M.D., Department of Orthopedic Surgery

D.J. Williams, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine

Exemplary Teacher Award winners

Irene Alexandraki, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Medicine

Neil J. Alviedo, M.D., Department of Pediatrics

Nader M. Antonios, M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.), M.P.H., and T.M., Department of Neurology

Felix Banadera, M.D., Department of Pediatrics

Ramon D. Bautista, M.D., M.B.A., Department of Neurology

Guy I. Benrubi, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Kelly A. Best, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Indermeet S. Bhullar, M.D., Department of Surgery

J. B. Burns, Jr., D.O., M.S., Department of Surgery

David O. Childers, M.D., Department of Pediatrics

Harry J. D’Agostino, Jr., M.D., Department of Surgery

Isaac Delke, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Petra E. Duran-Gehring, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine

Linda R. Edwards, M.D., Department of Medicine

Tirbod Fattahi, M.D., D.D.S., Department of Surgery

Rui P. Fernandes, D.M.D., M.D., Department of Surgery

Malcolm T. Foster, Jr., M.D., Department of Medicine

Frank J. Genuardi, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Pediatrics

Ashwani K. Gupta, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), M.P.H., Department of Medicine

Nilmarie Guzman, M.D., Department of Medicine

Michael J. Haas, Ph.D., Department of Medicine

Matthew S. Hale, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey G. House, D.O., Department of Medicine

Andrew M. Kaunitz, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D., Department of Pediatrics

Wyatt McNeill, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alan B. Miller, M.D., Department of Medicine

Arshag D. Mooradian, M.D., Department of Medicine

Thomas K. Morrissey, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Emergency Medicine

Juan C. Munoz, M.D., Department of Medicine

Michael S. Nussbaum, M.D., Department of Surgery

Stephan E. Oosterman, D. O., Department of Community Health and Family Medicine

Dat C. Pham, M.D., Department of Medicine

Brett C. Puckett, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation

Michael T. Pulley, M.D., Department of Neurology

Fauzia N. Rana, M.D., Department of Medicine

Ronald M. Rhatigan, M.D., Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Rebekah M. Richmond, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nikki J. Rowan, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Michael L. Sands, M.D., M.P.H. and T.M., Department of Medicine

Howard J. Schare, D.M.D., Department of Surgery

Brent E. Seibel, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Scott L. Silliman, M.D., Department of Neurology

Leslie V. Simon, D.O., Department of Emergency Medicine

Karl Smith, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nigel W. Sparks, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation

Barry Steinberg, M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., Department of Surgery

Joseph J. Tepas, III, M.D., Department of Surgery

Asad Tolaymat, M.D., Department of Pediatrics

Stephen S. Topp, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine

Luis G. Vega, D.D.S., Department of Surgery

Gregory C. Wynn, M.D., Department of Radiology

Robert A. Zaiden, Jr., M.D., Department of Medicine

Featured Faculty

Neil J. Alviedo, MD

Neil J. Alviedo, MD

Assistant Professor
Co-Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Team

Felix Banadera, MD

Felix Banadera, MD

Assistant Professor
Co-Medical Director, Neonatal Transport Team

Ramon E. Bautista, MD, MBA

Ramon E. Bautista, MD, MBA

Professor
Chair, Department of Neurology

Guy I. Benrubi, MD, FACOG

Guy I. Benrubi, MD, FACOG

Professor - University Term Professor
Emeritus Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kelly A. Best, MD, FACOG

Kelly A. Best, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs; Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

David O. Childers, MD

David O. Childers, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics; Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics; Medical Director, Early Steps Program

Kimberly Dal Porto, MD

Kimberly Dal Porto, MD

Courtesy Assistant Professor

Petra E. Duran-Gehring, MD

Petra E. Duran-Gehring, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Linda R. Edwards, MD

Linda R. Edwards, MD

Associate Professor
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine; Associate Chair, Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Program for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Tirbod T. Fattahi, MD, DDS, FACS

Tirbod T. Fattahi, MD, DDS, FACS

Professor
Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Associate Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Rui P. Fernandes, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS

Rui P. Fernandes, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS

Professor
Associate Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Program Director, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Fellowship; Director, UF Center for Reconstructive Surgery; Co-Director, UF Health Skull Base Team

Frank J. Genuardi, MD, MPH

Frank J. Genuardi, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Clerkship Director; Director, UF Health Science Center - Jacksonville Web Services

Michael J. Haas, PhD

Michael J. Haas, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Director of Research

Jeffrey G. House, DO

Jeffrey G. House, DO

Professor
Associate Chair, Education and Quality Improvement; Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency; Performance Improvement Officer

Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD, FACOG

Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD, FACOG

Professor
Associate Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Medical Director, UF Health Women's Specialists - Emerson

Nizar F. Maraqa, MD

Nizar F. Maraqa, MD

Associate Professor
Medical Director, UF Cares; Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Arshag D. Mooradian, MD

Arshag D. Mooradian, MD

Professor
Chair, Department of Medicine

Thomas K. Morrissey, MD, PhD

Thomas K. Morrissey, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency; Clerkship Director

Michael T. Pulley, MD, PhD

Michael T. Pulley, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Nikki J. Rowan, MD

Nikki J. Rowan, MD

Assistant Professor
Medical Director, UF Health Women's Specialists - Generation to Generation

Michael L. Sands, MD, MPH and TM, FIDSA

Michael L. Sands, MD, MPH and TM, FIDSA

Professor
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease; Associate Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship

Brent E. Seibel, MD, FACOG

Brent E. Seibel, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor

Scott L. Silliman, MD

Scott L. Silliman, MD

Professor
Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Program; Program Director, Neurology Residency; Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Barry Steinberg, MD, PhD, DDS, FACS

Barry Steinberg, MD, PhD, DDS, FACS

Professor - University Term Professor
Medical Director, Pediatric Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Surgery; Program Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship

Gregory C. Wynn, MD

Gregory C. Wynn, MD

Associate Professor
Interim Chief, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Imaging; Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency