Faculty Awards & Honors
Ike Okwuosa, MD
Peng Ji, MD, PhD, ’15 ’17 GME
Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD
William A. Muller, MD, PhD
The following faculty were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society:
Jen Brown, MPH, lecturer of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, Mita Goel, MD, MPH, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Ike Okwuosa, MD, assistant dean of Medical Education and assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and Sara Tranchina, MD, lecturer of Medical Education.
The following Feinberg faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI):
Peng Ji, MD, PhD, ’15 ’17 GME, associate professor of Pathology in the Divisions of Experimental Pathology and Hematopathology, and Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD, the Ruth K. Freinkel, MD, Research Professor and an associate professor of Dermatology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.
The following three Feinberg faculty members have been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP):
Scott Budinger, MD, the Ernest S. Bazley Professor of Airway Diseases and chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care in the Department of Medicine, William A. Muller, MD, PhD, the Janardan K. Reddy, MD Professor of Pathology, and Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD, chair and the Aaron Montgomery Ward Professor of Neurology.
The following two Feinberg faculty members have been honored by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM):
- Diane Wayne, MD, the Dr. John Sherman Appleman Professor of Medical Education and professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, received the 2021 SGIM Career Achievement in Medical Education Award. This award recognizes those medical educators whose lifetime contributions have profoundly impacted the field of medical education.
- Mary McDermott, MD, the Jeremiah Stamler Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology, has won the 2021 SGIM John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research.
Diane Wayne, MD
Mary McDermott, MD
Guillermo Oliver, PhD, director of the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute – Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology, the Thomas D. Spies Professor of Lymphatic Metabolism and professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, was the recipient of the 2021 Earl P. Benditt Award in recognition of his numerous contributions to the understanding of cell biology and the lymphatic system.
Melinda Ring, MD, executive director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University, and clinical associate professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and of Medical Social Sciences, has been awarded the Bravewell Distinguished Service Award by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health.
James Cox, MD, professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiac Surgery, was presented with the Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons. Cox is best known for developing the Cox-Maze procedure, which has been the “gold standard” for surgically treating AFib for over 30 years.
Kristi Holmes, PhD, director of Feinberg’s Galter Health Sciences Library and professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics and of Medical Education, has been appointed to the Board of Regents for the National Library of Medicine.
Guillermo Ameer, ScD, professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and at McCormick School of Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature from the Society for Biomaterials.
Peiwen Chen, PhD, assistant professor of Neurological Surgery, has received a Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award. He intends to study a type of glioblastoma that is deficient in PTEN, a type of protein that controls cell division and acts as a tumor suppressor.
Linda Suleiman, MD, director of Diversity and Inclusion, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, assistant dean of Medical Education and assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of Medical Education, and Quentin Youmans, MD, chief fellow in cardiology, was named to the National Minority Quality Forum’s “40 Under 40 Leaders in Health” list.
Forty-four new members were inducted into Northwestern’s chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society during a virtual ceremony on March 17. Learn more about Feinberg’s 117th class of AOA inductees.
Linda Suleiman, MD