Learning from the Best

HMS community honors outstanding faculty

Award recipients Terry Buchmiller, Anita Vanka and Sara Durfee at the 2019 Federman Teaching Awards

For almost 40 years the Daniel D. Federman Teaching Awards have celebrated Harvard Medical School’s teachers who, through their excellence in teaching, have impacted and influenced the professional lives of students long after graduation.

The recipients of the awards, who are nominated by students, embody the contributions of Daniel D. Federman, an alumnus of both Harvard University and HMS. 

This year’s honorees were fêted on September 9 at the Daniel D. Federman Teaching Award Celebration in TMEC’s Carl W. Walter Amphitheatre, hosted by HMS Dean George Q. Daley and Dean for Medical Education Edward Hundert.

The awards are HMS's most visible recognition of the teaching accomplishments of a highly select group of the School's leading medical educators, and reflect, in a tangible way, how much teachers are valued by their students and the HMS community.

 

2019 Faculty Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

Donald O’Hara, PhD Faculty Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

John Flanagan, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology

Harvard Medical School

 

Robert Padera, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

Charles McCabe, MD Faculty Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

Collin May, MD

Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery

Boston Children’s Hospital

 

Anita Vanka, MD

Assistant Professor in Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Special Faculty Prizes for Sustained Excellence in Teaching

Cecil (Pete) Coggins, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Gary Setnik, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mount Auburn Hospital

 

Leo A. Blacklow Teaching Award

Mount Auburn Hospital

Todd W. Thomsen, MD

Instructor in Emergency Medicine

 

Bulfinch Award for Undergraduate Medical Education

Massachusetts General Hospital

Daniel Restrepo, MD

Instructor in Medicine

 

The CHA Sandra & Arnold Gold Award for Humanistic Teaching

Cambridge Health Alliance

Jill Kasper, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

 

Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Sara Durfee, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

 

Michael Muto, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

 

Robert P. Masland, Jr. Teaching Award

Boston Children’s Hospital

Terry Buchmiller, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

 

S. Robert Stone Award for Excellence in Teaching

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Stewart Lecker, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

 

L. James Wiczai Award for Leadership, Excellence, and Innovation in Medical Education

Joy Moses

Surgery Clerkship Coordinator, Department of Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Richard A. Gillis Award for Excellence in Medical Education

Lillian Johnson

Financial Aid Coordinator

Office of Financial Aid

 

Thomas Fleenor

Data Analyst

Office of Educational Quality Improvement (OEQI)

 

Irving M. London Teaching Award

Anna Rutherford, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital

 

Sarah Flier, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Cynthia N. Kettyle Teaching Award in Psychiatry

Fremonta L. Meyer, MD

Psychiatry

Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

Michael J. Mufson, MD

Psychiatry

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

Jonathan F. Borus Outstanding Early Educator Award in Psychiatry

Justin A. Chen, MD, MPH

Psychiatry

Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Christine Wittmann, MD

Psychiatry

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center