Faculty Awards and Honors

Kathleen Green, PhD

Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc

Zeeshan Ahmad Butt, PhD

Jacob Sznajder, MD

Three faculty were honored during the 15th annual Lewis Lansberg Research Day on April 4:

Chad Duncan, PhD, associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been named director of the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) and formally assumed his leadership role on January 1, 2019.

Zeeshan Ahmad Butt, PhD, associate professor of Medical Social SciencesPsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation, has been named director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University (Lurie Cancer Center) Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core.

Joan Anzia, MD, ’83 GME

John Crispino, PhD, the Robert I. Lurie, MD, and Lora S. Lurie Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, and of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Arthur Prindle, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; and  Derek Wainwright, PhD, assistant professor of Neurological Surgery, and Microbiology-Immunology, are the first recipients of the inaugural Hippocratic Scholar Award, funded by the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation. The award supports highly innovative, cutting-edge basic science or translational research projects that will advance the efforts of Lurie Cancer Center members to eliminate cancer.

Ankit Bharat, MBBS, the Harold L. and Margaret N. Method Research Professor of Surgery, has been named chief of Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Jacob Sznajder, MD, the Ernest S. Bazley Professor of Asthma and Related Disorders, and professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and of Cell and Molecular Biology, has been selected to receive the Trudeau Medal at the American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference.

Robert Bonow, MD

Joan Anzia, MD, ’83 GME, vice chair for education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and professor of Medical Education; and Gurava Agarwal, MD, ’11 GME, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Medical Education, were awarded the Innovation Award for Physician Wellness their development of the Scholars of Wellness (SOW) program. SOW is a professional development program with the objective to create a critical mass of wellness experts to drive meaningful change at Northwestern.

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology and professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and, was elected to serve as the president of the American Society for Clinical Investigators. Ardehali will begin his tenure as vice president in 2019-2020, then serve as president-elect in 2020-2021, president in 2021-2022 and immediate past president in 2022-2023.

Robert Bonow, MD, vice chair for development and innovation in the Department of Medicine and the Max and Lilly Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology, was named the 2019 Distinguished Scientist (Clinical Domain) by the American College of Cardiology Awards Committee.

Katherine L. Wisner, MD, the Norman and Helen Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the Outstanding Achievement in Psychiatric Research Award at the Illinois Psychiatric Society annual meeting.

Bruce Bochner, MD, the Samuel M. Feinberg Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology, was named the recipient of the 2019 American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Mentorship Award.

Kurt Lu, MD

Teepu Siddique, MD, the Les Turner ALS Foundation/Herbert C. Wenske Professor of Neurology and of Cell and Molecular Biology. was among the 19 Northwestern Medicine physicians named 2019 Top Doctors by Chicago Magazine. Siddique has held this honor for 18 consecutive years.

The following faculty have been invested into endowed professorships:

  • Rod Passman, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Preventive Medicine, as the Jules J. Reingold Professor of Electrophysiology
  • Kurt Lu, MD, associate professor of Dermatology, as the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology