Baylor College of Medicine has recognized leaders in patient care through its annual Faculty Awards Day, presented virtually this year as the College continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards include the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism, presented to Dr. Fareed Khan, associate professor and vice chair of community health in Baylor’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and assistant chief of staff for the Harris Health System.
Other clinical awards include the Early Career Award for Excellence in Patient Care for faculty with two to five years of experience, the Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care for faculty with at least six years of service and the Master Clinician Award for Excellence in Patient Care for faculty with at least 15 years of experience. These were established by Dr. Paul Klotman, Baylor College of Medicine president, CEO and executive dean, to recognize faculty for their exemplary qualities of clinical excellence and expertise, consistent high level of patient care, professionalism, commendable leadership skills and service to the community.
“This is one of the best days of the year at Baylor College of Medicine because it’s the day we recognize faculty, and Baylor is nothing more than its faculty.” Klotman said. “That includes our outstanding clinicians, and it’s really important that we recognize them now.”
The 2020 Graduating Class Outstanding Faculty Awards were selected by fourth-year medical students for Dr. Uma Ayyala, assistant professor of medicine – pulmonary; Dr. Francis Gannon, professor of pathology; Dr. Stephanie Gordy, associate professor of surgery; Dr. Joseph Kass, professor of neurology and associate dean of student affairs; Dr. Zaven Sargsyan, assistant professor of medicine; and Dr. Stephanie Sherman, assistant professor of medicine.