Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award
In Honor of: Dr. Jane F. Desforges, a Master of the College and the first woman to receive the award (award named in her honor in 2007).
The award is bestowed upon a Fellow or Master of the College who has demonstrated the ennobling qualities of a great teacher as judged by the acclaim and accomplishments of former students who have been inspired and have achieved positions of leadership in the field of medical education, primarily as teachers. If the awardee has not previously been elected to Mastership, he or she will be awarded Mastership when elected.
The Awards Committee requests supporting letters for the nominee from former students/trainees who have gone on to become outstanding teachers themselves.
Nominating and supporting letters should address:
- How has the nominee influenced you as a teacher in medical education?
- What is unique about the nominee’s teaching style/method?
- Are there measures/indicators of the level of the nominee’s commitment to students/residents and medical education?
- What of your accomplishments do you attribute to the influence of the nominee in her/his role as a mentor or role model?
1968 George L. Engel, Rochester, New York
1969 Eugene A. Stead Jr., Durham, North Carolina
1970 Duncan Graham, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tinsley R. Harrison, Birmingham, Alabama
1971 George C. Griffith, LaCanada, California
1972 Thomas M. Durant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1973 Thomas Hale Ham, Cleveland, Ohio
Robert F. Loeb, New York, New York
1974 William S. Middleton, Madison, Wisconsin
1975 Franz J. Ingelfinger, Boston, Massachusetts
1976 Francis C. Wood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1977 A. McGehee Harvey, Baltimore, Maryland
1978 William B. Castle, Brookline, Massachusetts
1979 Gerald Klatskin, New Haven, Connecticut
1980 Donald W. Seldin, Dallas, Texas
1981 Jack D. Myers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1982 Louis Weinstein, Boston, Massachusetts
1983 C. Lockard Conley, Baltimore, Maryland
1984 W. Proctor Harvey, Washington, District of Columbia
1985 J. Willis Hurst, Atlanta, Georgia
1986 Saul J. Farber, New York, New York
1987 Richard V. Ebert, Little Rock, Arkansas
1988 Jane F. Desforges, Boston, Massachusetts
1989 Morton N. Swartz, Boston, Massachusetts
1990 Paul B. Beeson, Redmond, Washington
1991 Telfer B. Reynolds, Los Angeles, California
1992 Norman G. Levinsky, Boston, Massachusetts
Theodore E. Woodward, Baltimore, Maryland
1993 Robert G. Petersdorf, Washington, District of Columbia
1994 Robert Kreisberg, Mobile, Alabama
1995 Daniel D. Federman, Boston, Massachusetts
1996 Faith T. Fitzgerald, Sacramento, California
1997 Walter Lester Henry, Washington, District of Columbia
1998 Alvan R. Feinstein, New Haven, Connecticut
1999 Marvin Turck, Seattle, Washington
2000 Thomas E. Andreoli, Little Rock, Arkansas
2001 Norton J. Greenberger, Brookline, Massachusetts
2002 George A. Sarosi, Indianapolis, Indiana
2003 Charles C. J. Carpenter, Providence, Rhode Island
2004 Herbert L. Fred, Houston, Texas
2005 Edward C. Lynch, Houston, Texas
2006 Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, Los Angeles, California
2007 David B. Hellmann, Baltimore, Maryland
2008 Matthew A. Araoye, Makurdi, Nigeria
2009 John Michael Criley, Torrance, California
2010 Anthony J. Grieco, New York, New York
2011 Ruth-Marie E Fincher, Augusta, Georgia
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