Meet the 2017-18 Residency Award Winners

Congratulations to the following faculty, residents and staff who received awards at the Department of Pediatrics residency graduation ceremony, held June 16, 2018, at Monona Terrace.

 

Ann Allen, MD
Ann Allen, MD

Lobeck Award for Outstanding Teaching in Pediatrics (Clerkship)

Winner: Ann Allen, MD

This award winner is nominated and selected by the third-year SMPH class. The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in the teaching of medical students through sustained effort and dedication to medical student education, and who demonstrates a high level of teaching effectiveness through consistently superior evaluations. This faculty member serves as a role model and actively promotes the professional rewards of a career in the field of pediatrics.

 

 

Jonathan Fliegel, MD
Jonathan Fliegel, MD

Todd Varness Outstanding Clinical Teacher (Residency)

Winner: Jonathan Fliegel, MD

This award winner is nominated and selected by Pediatrics residents. The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates the humanism and teaching skills exemplified by Dr. Todd Varness, “who found joy in just about everything in life, and a fulfilling challenge in just about everything about medicine.  Todd's teaching was an artistic experience, like listening to improvisations of a talented musician.  He had a tireless work ethic, an inspiring and positive nature, and a true love for people.”

 

 

Brittany Allen, MD
Brittany Allen, MD

Outstanding General Pediatrician (Residency)

Winner: Brittany Allen, MD

This award winner is nominated and selected by Pediatrics residents. The award recognizes a general pediatrician who demonstrates excellence through the provision of care to patients in a primary care setting, a commitment to resident education, and the promotion of resident interest in primary care pediatrics.

 

 

 

 

Christina Amend, MD
Christina Amend, MD

Outstanding Senior Pediatric Resident (Residency)

Winner: Christina Amend, MD

This award winner is nominated and selected by first- and second-year Pediatrics residents and Pediatrics faculty. The award recognizes a senior resident who demonstrates excellence in the areas of leadership, teaching, patient care, professionalism, and advocacy for children.

 

 

 

 

Shawn Damodharan, MD
Shawn Damodharan, MD

Outstanding Intern (Residency)

Winner: Shawn Damodharan, MD

This award winner is nominated and selected by second- and third-year Pediatrics residents and Pediatrics faculty. The award recognizes an intern who distinguishes her/himself in some significant way through patient care, professional behavior, and advocacy for children.

 

 

 

 

Jared Kevern, MD
Jared Kevern, MD

Patient/Family-Centered Care Award (Child Life-Barb Byrne/Julie Auenson)

Winner: Jared Kevern, MD

This award is given by nurses and child life staff and reflects the four principles of family-centered care.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Szmanda, DO
Jennifer Szmanda, DO

Med Student Resident Teacher Award (Clerkship)

Winner: Jennifer Szmanda, DO

This award winner is nominated and selected by the third-year SMPH class.