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Awards/Honors/Appointments 2014-2015

We congratulate the faculty members listed below on their accomplishments. Go Blue!

Dr. DorfmanDr. Ensing

On June 13th, Adam Dorfman, M.D., (left) was installed as member at large to the pediatric Council board of the American Society of Echocardiography and Gregory Ensing, M.D., (right) was installed as President-elect.


Dr. Carl Koschmann
Carl Koschmann, M.D., clinical lecturer for pediatric hematology/oncology at U-M has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Northwestern Mutual, through its nonprofit partner Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Learn more about Dr. Koschmann's ALSF award here.


Awards/Honors/Appointments 2013-2014

U-M Physicians named to 2013-14 “Best Doctors in America”

Ayesha Ahmad
John D. E. Barks
Edward L. Bove
Laurence A. Boxer
David J. Bradley
Andrew D. Campbell
Valerie P. Castle
Ming Chen
Sung Won Choi
Dennis C. Crowley
Joseph R. Custer
Chris J. Dickinson
Michael A. DiPietro
Steven M. Donn
Adam L. Dorfman

Gregory J. Ensing
James L. M. Ferrara
Carlen G. Fifer
Robert J. Gajarski Jr.
Sarah K. Gelehrter
Janet R. Gilsdorf
Debbie S. Gipson
Ronald G. Grifka
Hilary M. Haftel
Marc B. Hershenson
Timothy F.Hoban
Nancy J. Hopwood
Raymond J. Hutchinson
Macdonald Dick II

Terence A. Joiner
Josephine Z. Kasa-Vubu
Brenda J. Kitchen
Carrie L. Kitko
Charles F. Koopmann Jr
Steven M. Leber
Joyce M. Lee
John E. Levine
John J. LiPuma
M. James Lopez
Donna M. Martin
Dolores P. Mendelow
Ram K. Menon
Rajen J. Mody
Karin M. Muraszko

Samya Z. Nasr
David P. Olsen
Steven W. Pipe
Lisa M. Profera
Michael W. Quasney
Patricia L. Robertson
Albert P. Rocchini
Namita Sachdev
Robert E. Schumacher
Thomas P. Shanley
Jess G. Thoene
Mary E. van der Velde
Delia M. Vazquez
Catherine Webb
Gregory A. Yanik

Steven Pipe, MD Dr. Steven Pipe, Laurence A Boxer M. D. Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Professor of Pathology, was accepted to receive the Leadership in Research Award at NHF's 2015 Spring Soiree.
Steven M. Leber, MD Dr. Steven Leber, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Professor of Neurology, was awarded the Blue Bell Circle Training Director Award from the Child Neurology Society and Professors of Child Neurology, recognizing outstanding performance by a child neurology or neurodevelopmental pediatrics training director.
NasrSButcherJ Samya Nasr, MB, BCh and Jennifer Butcher, PhD are recipients of the CFFT Award for the QI grant for the "Success with Therapies Research Consortium"
Marc Hershenson, MD Dr. Marc Hershenson was appointed Chair of the National Institutes of Health Lung Cellular Molecular and Immunology Study Section
Catherine Keegan, MD, PhD Dr. Catherine Keegan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, is to be inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Julie Lumeng, M.D. Dr. Julie Lumeng, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Research Associate Professor in the Center for Human Growth and Dvelopment, is a newly elected council member to SPR representing Behavioral Developmental Pediatrics.
Samya Nasr, MD, BCh Samya Nasr, MB, BCh, and the Pediatric CF Program will receive the Quality Improvement Award.
Cheung, Vivian Vivian G. Cheung, MD, Professor of Pediatric Neurology has been selected as the Vice President-Elect of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) with this election she will serve as the President-Elect in year two and President in year three.  Dr. Cheung is a HHMI investigator and Research Professor in the Life Science Institute.  Dr. Cheung currently is serving on the Board of the American Society of Human Genetics, the Council of the NIH/ NIEHS and the ASCI Council. 
Sung Won Choi, MD Sung Wan Choi, MD has been selected to the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Emerging Scholar Program. As the Edith Briskin/SKS Foundation Emerging Scholar, Dr. Choi, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, will receive funding to develop her research studies in graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) — the major complication of bone marrow transplantation in which the newly transplanted material attacks the transplant recipient’s body. (View article)
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Craig Byersdorfer, MD received The Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (MWSPR) Sutherland Award. The Sutherland Award is presented for the outstanding abstract presentation by a junior faculty member.
Castle, MD

Valerie P. Castle, M.D., Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Ravitz Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, has been elected to serve as Vice-President of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs for 2 years beginning in 2013, followed by 2 years as President, and then as Past President for an additional 2 years.

Steve Leber, MD Dr. Steven M. Leber, Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Professor of Neurology, is the recipient of the University of Michigan Medical School Dean's Outstanding Clinician Award, 2013.
Kathryn L. Moseley, MD, MPH, FAAP

Kathryn L. Moseley, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. was appointed to the American Medical Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. Dr. Moseley also currently serves as Secretary of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) appointed Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., as Michigan's chief medical executive effective March 18, 2013. In this capacity, Dr. Davis will serve Michigan citizens by providing professional medical leadership, expertise and coordination in addressing public health issues, workforce issues, and health policy development to the MDCH.

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine, has been appointed editor-in-chief of The Milbank Quarterly (Milbank Memorial Fund) as of October 1, 2013.
Dr. Markel was appointed to membership on the Board of Population Health and Public Health Practice at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies through 2015.

Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D. Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Genetics
Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
Folafoluwa Odetola, M.D. Folafoluwa Odetola, M.D., Critical Care Medicine
Elected Member, The Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)
Janet Gilsdorf, M.D. Janet R. Gilsdorf, M.D., Infectious Diseases
2012 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Distinguished Physician Award.
Maclovio James Lopez, M.D. Ph.D Maclovio James Lopez, M.D., Ph.D., Gastroenterology
America’s Most Compassionate Doctors
Thomas Shanley, M.D. Thomas P. Shanley, M.D., Critical Care Medicine
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Presidential Citation Award
Aarti Raheja, M.D.

Aarti Raheja, M.D., General Pediatrics
Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan’s Provider of the Year Award

Layla S. Mohammed, MB, ChB

Layla S. Mohammed, M.B., Ch.B., General Pediatrics
Resident Teaching Award – Department of Family Medicine

Almudena Veiga-Lopez, DVM, PhD

Almudena Veiga-Lopez, M.D., Endocrinology
Outstanding Abstract Award, Endocrine Society

Kelly Walkovich, M.D.

Kelly Walkovich, M.D., Hematology/Oncology
University of Michigan Exemplar Award for Quality Improvement

Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians

Valerie P. Castle, M.D., Hematology/Oncology
Steven Donn, M.D., Neonatal/Perinatal

Best Doctors in America

Ahmad Ayesha, M.D., Genetics
Valerie P. Castle, M.D., Hematology/Oncology
Joseph Custer, M.D., Critical Care
Steven Donn, M.D., Neonatal/Perinatal
Sarah Gelehrter, M.D., Cardiology
Ann Marie LeVine, M.D., Critical Care
Albert Rocchini, M.D., Cardiology

Top Docs - Hour Detroit

Jeremy Adler, M.D., Gastroenterology
Valerie P. Castle, M.D., Hematology/Oncology

U-M Medical School Dean's League of Clinical Excellence

Margie Andreae, M.D., General Pediatrics
Dennis Crowley, M.D., Cardiology