Faculty Awards and Honors

Karen M. Sheehan, MD, MPH

Inger E. Burnett- Zeigler, PhD

Joshua L. Goldstein, MD

Guillermo Ameer, ScD

Barbara Pro, MD, professor of Hematology and Oncology and director of the Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program, has been named the clinical director of the Lymphoma Program at Lurie Cancer Center.

Jan Winter, MD, professor of Hematology and Oncology, has been named vice president followed by successive terms as president-elect and president of the American Society of Hematology.

Karen M. Sheehan, MD, MPH, professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine and associate chair for Advocacy in the Department of Pediatrics, received the Fellow Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Franklin B. Saksena, MD, FACP, clinical associate professor of Cardiology, has been awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award from the American College of Physicians for his 50 years of service in the clinical practice of internal medicine and cardiology.

Inger E. Burnett- Zeigler, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been named to the Chicago Mayor’s Council for Mental Health Transformation.

Two Feinberg faculty were appointed to leadership positions at the American Association of Medical Colleges:

Joshua L. Goldstein, MD, associate dean for Graduate Medical Education and associate professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, was elected as chair-elect of the Group on Resident Affairs.

Clara Schroedl, MD, assistant professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care and medical director of Continuing Medical Education, was elected as incoming Continuing Professional Development Central Regional Representative.

Guillermo Ameer, ScD, professor of Vascular Surgery and a professor at the McCormick School of Engineering, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Monica Rho, ’01, ’05 MD, ’09 GME, was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 Under 40” list for 2019. Rho is chief of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. Rho previously served as head team physician for the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team and was the recipient of both the Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year awards in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Feinberg.

Five Feinberg faculty have been named to Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Women in Healthcare list:

Anna Shannahan, MD, assistant professor of Family and Community Medicine.

Amy Paller, MD, chair of Dermatology, Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology, and director of Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center.

Susan E. Quaggin, MD, director of Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute and chief of Nephrology and Hypertension.

Diane Wayne, MD

Diane Wayne, MD, vice dean for education.

Teresa Woodruff, PhD, dean and associate provost for Graduate Education.

Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, chief of Adolescent Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and professor of Pediatrics and of Preventive Medicine, received the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics Ellen Perrin Award for Excellence in LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness. Garofalo directs the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Rajesh Keswani, MD, MS, associate professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was awarded funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to further research using machine learning to reduce cancer due to colonoscopy diagnostic errors. The foundation’s Diagnostic Excellence Initiative aims to reduce harm from erroneous or delayed diagnoses, specifically addressing three major categories of disease responsible for the greatest harm from diagnostic errors: acute vascular events, infections and cancer.

Rajesh Keswani, MD, MS, associate professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was awarded funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to further research using machine learning to reduce cancer due to colonoscopy diagnostic errors. The foundation’s Diagnostic Excellence Initiative aims to reduce harm from erroneous or delayed diagnoses, specifically addressing three major categories of disease responsible for the greatest harm from diagnostic errors: acute vascular events, infections and cancer.

Rajesh Keswani, MD, MS

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD

At press time, Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, director of the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute’s Center for Molecular Cardiology and professor of Cardiology and of Pharmacology, was formally invested as the Thomas D. Spies Professor of Cardiac Metabolism.