This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding Chief Medical Residents and to provide them with an opportunity to assist in teaching popular clinical skills workshops under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty in the Clinical Skills Center, part of ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting. The scholarship covers the cost of meeting registration, travel expenses, and accommodations to attend the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 which will be held April 18 – 20 in Boston, MA.
The Clinical Skills Center provides hands-on, small-group learning opportunities in the areas of communication, physical examination, and hospital and office-based procedural skills.
ACP is proud to acknowledge this year’s chief resident awardees:
2024 Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholars
William Hirschfeld, MD, MPH
United States Army
William Hirschfeld, MD, MPH is a Captain in the United States Army and a Chief of Residents at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Hirschfeld graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Between college and medical school, he worked for two years as a community health fellow at the Harlem Children’s Zone in Harlem, New York. He went to medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine where he completed the dual MD/MPH program. At Tufts, he was a member of the Maine Track for students interested in rural medicine as well as the Health Justice Scholars Program for students with a passion for working with underserved communities. He entered residency training in Internal Medicine at WRNMMC in 2020. During residency, Dr. Hirschfeld was the recipient of the Profiles in Excellence Award (2022) from Maryland ACP and was awarded first place for the Army for his resident research podium presentation at the 2022 Tri-Service ACP Annual Meeting. He also helped develop and implement Health Equity Rounds, a series of noon conferences in which residents discuss the role of provider bias, systemic discrimination, and health disparities in clinical cases. Dr. Hirschfeld is board certified in Internal Medicine and hopes to begin fellowship training in Cardiology in July 2024. When not at work, he enjoys playing basketball, running, hiking, and cycling throughout the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.
Shilpa Sridhar, MD
Shilpa Sridhar, MD is a Chief Resident and Academic Hospitalist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Dr. Sridhar graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology and a minor in Global Health before moving to Columbus to pursue medical school. Upon earning her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2019, she entered residency training in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital. During her residency, Dr. Sridhar helped create a new GME-wide Global Health Scholars Program and was an active peer coach. As a chief resident, Dr. Sridhar now runs the peer coaching program and serves as an advisor to the Medicine, Teaching, and Leadership Pathway in the Internal Medicine residency. Dr. Sridhar was the recipient of the Internal Medicine Resident Excellence Award (2020, 2021, and 2022), and the GME Housestaff Teaching Award (2022). Dr. Sridhar will continue at The Ohio State University for her fellowship training in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine starting in July, 2024. When not at work Dr. Sridhar enjoys spending time with her husband, singing and listening to music, reading novels, playing board games, and drinking a delicious cup of tea.
Lauren M. Sweet, MD
Lauren Sweet, MD is a Chief Resident and Academic Hospitalist at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Sweet graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology. She worked for a medical software start-up prior to moving to Durham, NC to pursue medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. During medical school she spent a year researching zoonoses in the lab of Dr. Marion Koopmans at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, NL, before graduating from Duke in 2020. Following graduation, she entered residency training in Internal Medicine at SAUSHEC. During her residency Dr. Sweet was the recipient of the Mindy Stephenson Outstanding Intern of the Year Award (2021) as well as the Uniformed Services University James J Leonard Teaching Award (2021) and Most Valued Teacher of the Quarter numerous times (2020, 2022). In 2023 she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha society and awarded the Air and Space Commendation Medal for graduating at the top of her class as well as for her contributions to the hospital during residency to include serving as Vice President and President of the House Staff Council, representing the interests of all GME trainees at SAUSHEC. Dr. Sweet is board certified in Internal Medicine and hopes to begin fellowship training in Infectious Disease in July 2024. When not at work, Dr. Sweet enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, traveling, and running the many trails in San Antonio.
Subhan Tabba, MD, MBA
Subhan Tabba, MD is a Chief Resident at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Tabba is a distinguished alum of The University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Subsequently, he earned his Medical Doctorate degree from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center McGovern Medical School coupled with a Master of Business Administration at the University of Houston.
Beyond his academic achievements, Dr. Tabba stands out as a trailblazing first-generation Pakistani-American, dedicating his professional endeavors to the convergence of public health, healthcare administration, and advocacy for marginalized communities. His commitment materializes through impactful leadership roles and advocacy triumphs, notably reshaping policies at the local, state, and national levels since 2018.
Currently serving as a Delegate for the American Medical Association Resident and Fellows Section and a Board of Trustees member for the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Tabba focuses on policy discussions geared towards enhancing resources and support for underserved and underrepresented communities. His unwavering dedication has earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious American College of Physicians Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Scholarship in 2023, the Andy Diehl On Being a Doctor Award in both 2022 and 2023, and the Texas Medical Liability Trust Scholarship in 2019.
Looking ahead, Dr. Tabba is set to embark on a new chapter in July 2024 as an Academic Hospitalist and Associate Program Director. Outside of his professional pursuits, he cherishes moments with family and friends, indulges in travel, and enjoys the sport of pickleball.
Andikan Udoh, MD
Andikan Udoh MD, is a Chief Resident at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr Udoh graduated with Grade Cum Laude from Kharkiv National Medical University in 2019. Upon earning his medical degree, he worked as a Physiology Teaching Assistant at Kharkiv International Medical University prior to starting residency in 2021 at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. During his residency, Dr Udoh won the ACP LA Chapter Doctor's dilemma and served as the Co-Chair of the House Staff Council. Dr Udoh maintained excellent ITE grades, performed multiple procedures, and was very engaged in various resident-teaching activities. Dr Udoh would be staying back at his residency institution, after graduation, as an academic hospitalist and would be part of the Junior Faculty. When not at work, Dr Udoh enjoys playing video games and reading books.
Timothy Yang, MD
Timothy Yang, MD is a Chief Resident and Academic Hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center in Oakland, CA. Dr. Yang graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.S. in Exercise Biology, then earned his medical degree from California Northstate University in 2020. During his Internal Medicine residency at Kaiser Oakland, Dr. Yang focused on growth and development as a medical educator, with an emphasis on point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) and clinical reasoning. He has presented at several regional and national meetings, including a Quality Improvement (QI) abstract that won at the National ACP meeting in 2021. During his chief year, Dr. Yang is restructuring the POCUS curriculum and conducting a QI project to evaluate the implementation of ultrasound-guided peripheral IV access education for Internal Medicine residents.
Dr. Yang is board certified in Internal Medicine and will begin fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Rochester in July 2024. Outside of work, Dr. Yang enjoys spending time with his wife and three dogs, CrossFit, and fly fishing.