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Chapter Award Descriptions & Recipients

Master Teacher Award (Inaugural award since 2009)
Master Teacher of the Year Award - This award is bestowed upon an Internal Medicine faculty member with at least 7 (seven) years’ experience as a staff Internist on active duty, and with at least 3 (three) years’ experience as an Internal Medicine faculty member in conjunction with an Internal Medicine Residency training program.  This award recognizes sustained outstanding achievement including, but not limited to the following attributes:  teaching prowess and academic acumen, displaying exemplary characteristics of care and concern for individual patients, professionalism, and serving as a role model and mentor.  Nominees are to be submitted by the Program Director or Department Chairman/Department Head.  Only one nominee is allowed per year per Internal Medicine Residency training site.  The Awards Committee will then select only 1 (one) awardee per year from these nominations.  Prior awardees are not eligible.

2009      Dr. Treyce Knee               

2010      Dr. Angeline Lazarus                     

2011      Dr. Jeffrey Cole             

2012      Dr. Lisa Inouye                   

2013      Dr. Preston Gable                         

2014      Dr. Patrick Young                           

2015      Dr. Ryan Maves              

2016      Dr. Scott Parrish             

2017      Dr. Todd Gleeson                          

2018      Dr. Mary Bavaro

2019      Dr. Manish Singla

2020      Dr. Mary Andrews

2021      Dr. Justin Lafreniere

 

Sparks Award
Sparks Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine - This award is bestowed upon a staff Internist at a non-Internal Medicine teaching hospital or other Navy Military Treatment Facility (MTF) in recognition of outstanding achievement including, but not limited to the following attributes:  teaching prowess and academic acumen, displaying exemplary characteristics of care and concern for individual patients, professionalism, and serving as a role model and mentor.  Nominees will be submitted by the Department Head or his/her designee.  The Awards Committee will then select only one (or more if eligible) awardee per year from these nominations.  Prior awardees are not eligible.

2000      Dr. Van Divier          

2001      Dr. Jeffrey Cole       

2002      Dr. Brooks Cash       

2003      Dr. Patel & David Murphy     

2004      Dr. Dan Maher         

2005      Dr. Robert Sucsy     

2006      none     

2007      Dr. Eric Rasmussen 

2008      Dr. Mark Dick           

2009      Dr. Ray Pumarejo    

2010      Dr. Elexis McBee     

2011      Dr. Antonio Rodriguez and Kenneth Pugh     

2012      Dr. Carolyn Rice      

2013      Dr. James Prahl       

2014      Dr. Timothy Quast  

2015      Dr. Andrew Kellermann        

2016      Dr. Jonathan Sardina             

2017      Dr. Laura Gilbert     

2018      Dr. Joni Bartlett

2019      Dr. James D Haddad

2020      Dr. Michael Dore

2021      Dr. Cory Manly

 

VADM Nathan Young Leader Award (inaugural award since 2014)
VADM Nathan Young Leader in Internal Medicine Award – This award is bestowed on a Lieutenant or Lieutenant Commander, board certified internist who has displayed significant leadership helping Navy internal medicine execute the mission through innovation, perseverance, creativity, and compassion, this person will have guided or supported their command through challenging times and/or to dramatic success. Nominations can be submitted by the Department Head or his/her designee.  The Awards Committee will then select only 1 (one) awardee per year from these nominations. The recommended number of awardees per year for this award is one per year.  Prior awardees are not eligible.

2014      Dr. Daryl Fick                          

2015      Dr. Kristina St Clair                

2016      Dr. James Ripple                    

2017      Dr. Ben Vipler                         

2018      Dr. James Clifford

2019      Dr. Mary A Andrews

2020      Dr. Daniel Dean

2021      Dr. Scott Snyder

 

Captain Patricia V. Pepper Internal Medicine Senior Leadership Award (inaugurated 2019)

Awarded annually to an outstanding female internist at the rank of Commander (O-5) or above who has proven herself to be an exceptional leader across Navy internal medicine; a mentor and educator for residents, medical students, and junior attending physicians; and, above all, a compassionate and dedicated advocate for her patients. This physician has carried on the tradition of Captain Patricia V. Pepper in her willingness to lead in difficult circumstances, mentor and teach hundreds of residents and junior faculty, and care for thousands of patients with complicated medical needs over an impressive Navy career.

2019 Dr. Nancy Miller

2020 Dr. Lauren Weber 

2021 Dr. Heather Tracy 

 

Volunteerism Award (inaugurated 2001)

2001 Dr. Joseph Kennedy

2007 Dr. Tri Lac

2010 Dr. Suneil Ramchandani

2011 Dr. Alisa Speziale

2015 Dr. Bradley Davis

2016 Dr. Thakor Patel

2021 Dr. Debra Buckland-Coffey 

2020 Dr. Katherine Vu