Three Stanford Surgery Faculty Recognized at 2024 ME Awards

May 22, 2024

Three members of Stanford Surgery’s faculty were recognized at the 2024 Medical Education Awards Ceremony.

Drs. Byrne Lee of General Surgery and Clifford Sheckter of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery both received the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Dr. Martin Bronk of General Surgery received the Oscar Salvatierra Award for Exceptional Service to Stanford Medical Students and the School of Medicine.

The following faculty and residents from the department were also nominated:

  • Aaron Dawes (General Surgery)
  • Arash Momeni (PRS)
  • Thomas Pham (AbdTxp)
  • Ian Whitmore (Anatomy)
  • Cara Liebert (GenSurg)
  • Sakti Srivastava (Anatomy)
  • Dan Stoltz (GenSurg Resident)
  • Aderonmu Aderinsola (GenSurg Resident)
  • Garrison Carlos (GenSurg Resident)
  • Sunnie Wong (GenSurg Resident)
  • Pauline Berens (Vascular Resident)


The Stanford Medical Education Awards Ceremony honors faculty, residents, students and staff who have made outstanding contributions to MD and MSPA student education. Click here for the full list of awardees. 

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As the Director of Communications for Stanford Surgery, Rachel Baker tells the stories of her department's faculty, staff, and trainees. With the help of an amazing team of content creators, she produces and curates original articles, photos, videos, graphics, and even podcasts.She works personally with each division, center, program, and lab within her purview to define their audience and reach their goals while maintaining a consistent brand voice. She hosts quarterly professional development workshops open to all AEM web authors--please email her if you'd like to join! She also offers both 1:1 and group education to faculty and residents on a variety of topics including media training, using social media to advantage, and presentation refinement. Rachel holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism with a focus on photography from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. A transplant from the DC-area, she still misses foliage and argyle but has happily adopted the official NorCal hobbies of visiting wineries, hiking local trails, and eating avocado.

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