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Awards

Learn about the awards and honors that celebrate exemplary service, clinical care and teaching in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Intern of the Year

Chosen by the faculty for outstanding performance.

  • 2020-21: Rachel Werner, M.D.
  • 2019-20: Stacie Carlson, M.D.
  • 2018-19: John Fritzlen, M.D.
  • 2017-18: Debra K. Altenhofen, M.D.
  • 2016-17: Amanda L. Jobe, M.D.
  • 2015-16: Elizabeth A. Cristiano, M.D.
  • 2014-15: Abdallah Abboud, M.D.
  • 2013-14: Maggie Barnthouse, M.D.
  • 2012-13: Jared Elliott, D.O.
  • 2011-12: Adam R. Merando, M.D.
  • 2010-11: Colleen Brown, M.D.
  • 2009-10: Jennifer Fink, M.D.
  • 2008-09: Micholee Polsak, D.O.

Milton McGreevy Award

Second-year resident chosen by faculty for demonstrating excellence in internal medicine.

  • 2020-21: Ashley Harris, D.O.
  • 2019-20: Nikki Miller, M.D.
  • 2018-19: Ethan K. Alexander, M.D.
  • 2017-18: Tyler M. Buechler, D.O.
  • 2016-17: Kyle P. Jansson, M.D.
  • 2015-16: Anthony M. Dominick, D.O.
  • 2014-15: Jennifer L. Kendall, M.D.
  • 2013-14: Sarah Stolte, M.D.
  • 2012-13: Sonia Castillo-Vega, M.D.
  • 2011-12: Michelle A. Homan, D.O.
  • 2010-11: Laura Frye, M.D.
  • 2009-10: Paul Schmidt, M.D.
  • 2008-09: Ryan Hays, M.D.

Milton McGreevy Award

Third-year resident chosen by faculty for demonstrating excellence in internal medicine.

  • 2020-21: Jonathan Chandler, D.O.
  • 2019-20: Katie Lester, M.D.
  • 2018-19: Ashley Clark, M.D.
  • 2017-18: Julie Nguyen, M.D.
  • 2016-17: Ghulam Rehman Mohy-Ud-Din, MBBS
  • 2015-16: Brietta K. Forbes, M.D.
  • 2014-15: Luke Amos, M.D.
  • 2013-14: Brad Scheu, D.O.
  • 2012-13: Tamim Mahayni, D.O.
  • 2011-12: Laura A. Thomas, M.D.
  • 2010-11: Ben Alsop, M.D.
  • 2009-10: Laurie Hohberger, M.D.
  • 2008-09: Jeremy Schue, M.D.

Marc Beck Award

Resident with the highest standards of caring and compassion as chosen by fellow house staff, which celebrates the humanistic aspect of doctoring.

  • 2020-21: Stacie Carlson, M.D.
  • 2019-20: Ralph Mohty, M.D., M.P.H.
  • 2018-19: Debra K. Altenhofen, M.D.
  • 2017-18: Ashley Clark, M.D.
  • 2016-17: Elizabeth A. Cristiano, M.D.
  • 2015-16: Abdallah Abboud, M.D.
  • 2014-15: Josef Hannah, D.O.
  • 2013-14: Jared Elliott D.O.
  • 2012-13: Brad Scheu, D.O.
  • 2011-12: Michelle A. Homan, D.O.
  • 2010-11: Ourania Stephanopoulos, M.D.
  • 2009-10: Micholee Polsak, D.O.
  • 2008-09: Ryan Hays, M.D.

Outstanding Resident Teaching Award

Chosen by third-year medical students rotating through the Department of Internal Medicine.

  • 2020-21: Sarah Minter, M.D.
  • 2019-20: Benton McGivern, M.D.
  • 2018-19: Ralph Mohty, M.D., M.P.H.
  • 2017-18: Joseph W. Kerley, M.D.
  • 2016-17: Joseph W. Kerley, M.D.
  • 2015-16: Jessup (Jake) Kenyon, M.D.
  • 2014-15: Brietta K. Forbes, M.D.
  • 2013-14: Donald Campbell, M.D.
  • 2012-13: Andrew Waters, M.D.
  • 2011-12: Michael Rouse, D.O.
  • 2010-11: Michelle Homan, D.O.
  • 2009-10: Bassam Shakil, M.D.
  • 2008-09: Ky Stoltzfus, M.D.

Pingleton Service Award

Awarded to the resident who has shown exemplary service to the residency and the medical community.

  • 2020-21: Stephanie Slimmer, M.D.
  • 2019-20: Jerrica Werner, M.D.
  • 2018-19: Nikki C. Miller, M.D.
  • 2017-18: Shauna M. Gibbons, M.D.
  • 2016-17: Ashley Clark, M.D.
  • 2015-16: Maggie M. Barnthouse, M.D.
  • 2014-15: Jennifer A. McRae, M.D.
  • 2013-14: Michael Rouse D.O.
  • 2012-13: Adam Merando, M.D.
  • 2011-12: Bassam Shakil, M.D.
  • 2010-11: Carrie Pohl, M.D.
  • 2009-10: Alice Hsu, M.D.
  • 2008-09: Abbie Begnaud, M.D.

The Mahlon H. Delp Award for Clinical Excellence

Awarded to a senior resident in the Department of Internal Medicine on the Kansas City campus and the Wichita campus, who has exhibited consistently outstanding clinical skills, knowledge and compassion throughout their internal medicine residency.

  • 2021-22: Jonathan Chandler, D.O., M.A.
  • 2020-21: John Fritzlen, M.D.
  • 2019-20: Debra K. Altenhofen, M.D.
  • 2018-19: Amanda L. Jobe, M.D.
  • 2017-18: Ashley E. Clark, M.D.
  • 2016-17: Julie Nguyen, M.D.
  • 2015-16: Abdallah Abboud, M.D.
  • 2014-15: Jennifer A. McRae, M.D.
  • 2013-14: Jared Elliott, D.O.
  • 2012-13: Tamim Mahayni, D.O.
  • 2011-12: Laura Thomas, M.D.
  • 2010-11: Micholee Polsak, D.O.

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award

Chosen by residents.

  • 2020-21: Abebe Abebe, M.D.
  • 2019-20: Bakul Sangani, M.D. 
  • 2018-19: Sonia Castillo-Vega, M.D.
  • 2017-18: Matthew Swan, M.D.
  • 2016-17: Mark Plautz, M.D.
  • 2015-16: David Naylor, M.D.
  • 2014-15: Abebe Abebe, M.D.
  • 2013-14: Trenton Nauser, M.D.
  • 2012-13: Allan Fleming, M.D.
  • 2011-12: Robert Rodriguez, M.D.
  • 2010-11: Steven Simpson, M.D.
  • 2009-10: David Becker, M.D.
  • 2008-09: Abebe Abebe, M.D.

Outstanding Research Mentor

Chosen by residents.

  • 2020-21: Jessica Newman, D.O.
  • 2019-20: Reem Mustafa, M.D., PhD, M.P.H.

Outstanding Fellow Teacher

Chosen by residents.

  • 2020-21: Brittany Hance, M.D.
  • 2019-20: Sahil Pandya, M.D.
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