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Baylor faculty honored as outstanding clinicians

A select group of Baylor faculty received the college’s Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician awards at a May 12 ceremony.

The awards were established by Baylor President and CEO Dr. Paul Klotman to recognize faculty for their exemplary qualities of clinical excellence and expertise, consistent high level of patient care, professionalism, commendable leadership skills and continuous service to the community. 

The Master Clinician Award is for full professors with 15 or more years of clinical service at Baylor, while the Rising Star Clinician Award recognizes assistant and associate professors with at least five years of clinical service.

After an introduction by Dr. Stephen Greenberg, senior vice president and dean of medical education, the awards were presented by Klotman and Dr. Thomas Wheeler, professor in Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center, who served as chair of the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician selection committee.

“We sometimes forget as a medical school that we also focus on providing outstanding patient care, so we want to make sure we recognize the great clinicians here at Baylor. It is just as important as being a great teacher.” Klotman said. “I’m proud to be a part of a community that puts such great effort behind being great teachers and, just as important, great clinicians.”

The 2014 Master Clinician Lifetime Award recipients are:

Prasad V.D. Atluri, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology

Ashok Balasubramanyam, M.D.
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Venkata Bandi, M.D.
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Rabih O. Darouiche, M.D.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine, and Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

Joseph Jankovic, M.D.
Department of Neurology

Robert A. Krance, M.D.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy and Texas Children's Cancer Center

Nasser M. Lakkis, M.Sc., M.D.
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Alice R. McPherson, M.D., D.Sc., FACS, FICS
Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Alkek Eye Center 

2014 Rising Star Clinician Award recipients

David Aguilar, M.D., MSc, FAHA
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Joseph Y. Allen, M.D., FAAP
Department of Pediatrics

Peter Tae–Jin Chang, M.D.
Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Alkek Eye Center

Christina M. Davidson, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Shweta U. Dhar, M.D., M.S., FACMG
Department of Molecular & Human Genetics

Hani Jneid, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Charlie Lan, D.O.
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

C. LaToya Mason, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology

Benjamin Musher, M.D.
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Elizabeth A. Nelson, M.D.
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Susan L. Samson, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, FACE
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Emily Sedgwick, M.D.
Department of Radiology

Shahriar Tavakoli Tabasi, M.D.
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine

Top Row, from left:
Dr. Shahriar Tavakoli Tabasi, Dr. Charlie Lan, Dr. Christina M. Davidson, Dr. C. LaToya Mason, Dr. Susan L. Samson, Dr. Elizabeth Nelson, Dr. Joseph Y. Allen, Dr. Shweta Dhar, Dr. Benjamin Musher, Dr. Emily Sedgwick, and Dr. David Aguilar

Bottom Row, from left:
Dr. Robert Krance, Dr. Rabih O. Darouiche, Dr. Alice McPherson, Dr. Joseph Jankovic, Prasad Atluri, Dr. Venkata Bandi, Dr. Biykem Bozkurt, and Dr. Ashok Balasubramanya