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David C. Leach Award

This award was created in 2008 to honor the former Executive Director of the ACGME (1997 - 2007), David C. Leach, MD, and his contributions to resident education and physician well-being. This award acknowledges and honors residents, fellows, and resident/fellow teams and their contribution to graduate medical education.

2019 Award Recipients
Debraj Mukherjee, MD, MPH
Debraj Mukherjee, MD, MPH
Neurological Surgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Eric J. Chow, MD, MS, MPH
Eric J. Chow, MD, MS, MPH
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island
Jason Lai, MD
Jason Lai, MD
Emergency Medicine
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin
Laura C. Page, MD
Laura C. Page, MD
Team Members: Shaina Willen, MD; Alyssa Stephany, MD; Colby Feeney, MD; Victoria Parente, MD, MPH
Pediatric Endocrinology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Sara Hogan, MD, MHS
Sara Hogan, MD, MHS
Team Members: Hans Arora, MD, PhD; Ashley Mohadjer, DO; Amar Gupta, MD; Christina Wong, MD; Marc Monachese, MD; Deepak Ramanathan, MD; So Jin Youn, MD; Amir Syed Shah, MD; Susan Vehar, MD; Katherine Glaser, MD; Charlotte LaSenna, MD; Ryan Berger, MD; Rachel Diehl, MD; Catherine Vozzo, DO; Matthew Hoscheit, MD; Chelsea Feng, MD
Dermatology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Shawna R. Kleban, MD
Shawna R. Kleban, MD
Plastic Surgery
University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada
2018 Award Recipients
Brett W. Sadowski, MD
Brett W. Sadowski, MD
Team members: Alison Lane, MD, MS; Shannon Wood, MD, MPH; Sara Robinson, MD, MS; Nora Maddy, MD; Derek Forsthoefel, MD; Rebecca Wetzel, DO; Benjamin Wilson, MD; Chin Hee Kim, MD
Internal Medicine
National Capital Consortium
Bethesda, Maryland
Jonathan Lim, MD
Jonathan Lim, MD
Internal Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Srilakshmi Vallabhaneni, MD
Srilakshmi Vallabhaneni, MD
Internal Medicine
Medstar Harbor Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
Stella K. Yoo, MD
Stella K. Yoo, MD
Radiation Oncology
LAC+USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
2017 Award Recipients
Gordon Powers, MD
Gordon Powers, MD
Family Medicine
University of Vermont
Milton, VT
LCDR Samuel D. Frasier, MD, MC, USN
LCDR Samuel D. Frasier, MD, MC, USN
Team member: Lt. Col. Jacob M. Wessler, MD, FAAP, USAF, MC
Otolaryngology
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Chesapeake, VA
2016 Award Recipients
Olufunso W. Odunukan, MBBS, MPH
Olufunso W. Odunukan, MBBS, MPH
Team members: William C. Palmer, MD; Chad McCree, MD; Cara C. Prie, MD; Chrysanthe M. Yates
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Jacksonville, FL
Adele Reeder, MD
Adele Reeder, MD
Team members: Jaclyn Albin, MD and Jill Roth, MD
Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
2015 Award Recipients
Prathit A. Kulkarni, MD
Prathit A. Kulkarni, MD
Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Lawrence Towns, NJ
Kenneth E. Remy, MD
Kenneth E. Remy, MD
Critical Care
The National Institutes of Health; Clinical Center
Bethesda, MD
2014 Awards Recipients
Brent Griffith, MD
Brent Griffith, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Nicholas Cohen, MD
Nicholas Cohen, MD
Family Medicine
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
2013 Award Recipients
Maria Buheis, MD
Maria Buheis, MD
Allergy and Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

Team Members:
Lenora Noroski, MD, MPH
Madhu Narra, MD
Evelyn Leechawengwongs, MD
Donald W. Buck II, MD
Plastic Surgery
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Tierney Lake, MD
Internal Medicine
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
2012 Award Recipients
Daniel J. DeSalvo, MD
Daniel J. DeSalvo, MD
Pediatrics
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC
2011 Award Recipients
Peter Fleischut, MD
Anesthesiology
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
New York, NY

Team Members:
Adam S. Evans, MD, MBA
William C. Nugent III, MD, MBA
Susan L. Faggiani, RN, BA, CPHQ
Gregory E. Kerr, MD, MBA
Eliot J. Lazar, MD, MBA
Richard S. Liebowitz, MD, MHS
Laura Forese, MD, MPH
Jason Itri, MD, PhD
Diagnostic Radiology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Team Members:
Sriyesh Krishnan, MD
Christine Kang, MD, PhD
Diane Li, MD
Michael Abdulhadi, MD
Andrew Miller, MD
Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY
Rashid M. Rashid, MD, PhD
Co-founder, Morzak Research Initiative
Dermatology
University of Texas at Houston
Colleen Nugent, MD, MS
Pediatrics
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Claudia Reardon, MD
Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Team Members:

Dean Krahn, MD, MS
Eric Heiligenstein, MD
Ken Loving, MD
Douglas Kirk, LCSW
Nicholas Stanek, MD
2010 Award Recipients
Omar Bhutta, MD
Pediatrics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Jenny Han, MD
Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Kyla Terhune, MD
General Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
David Turner, MD
Pediatrics
Duke University
Durham, NC
Christopher Young, MD
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
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