Faculty Honors and Awards

R. Noel Harrington, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award 2014, presented by the Anesthesiology Residents. 

David L. Bowton, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Mentoring Team of the Year Award 2013, presented from Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Patricia H. Petrozza, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Mentor of the Year Award 2013, presented from Office of Women in Medicine and Science

James C. Eisenach, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Excellence in Research Award 2013, American Society of Anesthesiologists

Timothy E. Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Outstanding Instructor Award 2013, presented by the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist Graduates

James C. Eisenach, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, has received the 2013 Excellence in Research Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). This award is presented to Eisenach in recognition of outstanding research achievements that have had a significant impact in anesthesiology. MORE

Timothy E. Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Outstanding Instructor award presented from the Wake Forest Baptist Health nurse anesthetist graduating class in 2013.

Kybele, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving childbirth safety worldwide, has received a four-year award to improve neonatal outcomes in Ghana from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and in collaboration with Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). Medge D. Owen, Professor of Obstetrical and Gynecological Anesthesiology, is the founder and president of Kybele and will serve as the grant project director. MORE

Dr. James C. Crews, Associate Professor, received the Golden Apple Teaching Award from the 2013 graduating Anesthesiology residents. 

The Medical Alumni Association (MAA) at Wake Forest School of Medicine honored Dr. Pat Petrozza with the Distinguished Faculty Award for her outstanding contribution to the medical center in October 2012.

Leanne Groban, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the 2012 APSF/ASA endowed research award and a merit award for her study "Does perioperative assessment of nutritional status, mobility and frailty among geriatric patients predict early postoperative morbid events?"

Dr. James Eisenach, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the society’s annual spring meeting in March 2012.

Dr. John Reynolds, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery, has been presented with the Golden Apple Teaching Award from the 2012 graduating Anesthesiology residents.

David W. Grosshans, DO, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Golden Apple Teaching Award 2011, presented by the Anesthesiology Residency Program

James C. Eisenach, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, was the recipient of National Institutes of Health 2011 MERIT Award (Method to Extend Research in Time) MORE

Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the MTF (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation) DonorCARE Award, 2010

Timothy E. Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology received the Outstanding Instructor award, presented by the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist Graduates, 2011

Dr. Michael Olympio, Professor of Neuroanesthesiology, received the 2010 recipient of the Duke Award for Excellence and Innovation in Anesthesia Education presented from the Society for Education in Anesthesia. The SEA/Duke Award is presented to Dr. Olympio for his significant contribution to anesthesia education. 

Dr. Medge Owen, Professor of Obstetric Anesthesiology, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center received the Innovation in Education Award, a teaching recognition award from the International Anesthesia Research Society, for her career contributions made toward improving safe childbirth worldwide. Dr. Owen is the President and Founder of Kybele, Inc., an organization that partners with healthcare facilities around the world to promote and improve childbirth conditions for mother and baby. As a recipient of the IARS Teaching Recognition Award, Dr. Owen received $15,000, and round-trip airfare and accommodations to the IARS 2010 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 20-23, 2010, where she was recognized and presented with the award. MORE

Michael A. Olympio, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Golden Apple Teaching Award 2009, presented by the Anesthesiology Residency Program

Medge D. Owen, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Women of Vision Award, presented by YWCA of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County in May 2009

Medge D. Owen, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, was selected as the Teacher of the Year, presented by Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology in April 2009

Medge D. Owen, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Early Career Achievement Award, presented by the University of Kansas School of Medicine, October 2008

Thomas A. Nakagawa, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Regional Champion Award, presented by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Service Administration in October 2008

J. Wells Reynolds, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, received the Outstanding Instructor award for 2008, presented by the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist Graduates

Timothy T. Houle, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, was awarded the inaugural Nathan and Julie Hatch Prize for Faculty Development in April 2008

James C. Eisenach, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology,  was named Editor-in-Chief of the Anesthesiology journal in January 2008 

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