Department Awards

Celebrating our people

Recognition is a powerful yet often overlooked way of celebrating people and letting them know that they are appreciated and valued. When individuals or teams are recognized, they tend to feel engaged, inspired, energized and confident. Let's elevate our department, by recognizing and celebrating our people.

All nominations must be submitted by April 30, 2021 - DEADLINE EXTENDED (except where noted)

Administrative & Research Staff

Administrative Assistant Award

Initiated in 2020, the Department of Medicine Administrative Assistant Award will be given annually to a DoM administrative assistant who has made a significant impact on the organization, seeks continuous improvement and demonstrates great potential to continue to excel and advance in their role. See criteria [PDF - 190 kB]

Recipient

2020 Sandra Bellefontaine Medical Oncology

Program Administrator Award

Initiated in 2020, the Department of Medicine Program Administrator Award will be given annually to a DoM Program Administrator who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency/fellowship education as evidenced by innovation and excellence in his/her program and beyond. See criteria [PDF - 190 kB]

Recipients

2020 Katie Barkhouse (co-recipient) DoM Education
2020 Sophie Montreuil (co-recipient) DoM Education

Research Staff Excellence Award - NEW AWARD

Initiated in 2021, the Department of Medicine Research Staff Excellence Awards are given annually to research staff working with the Department of who have demonstrated excellence in research in the previous three years. See criteria [PDF - 190 kB]

Due: May 3, 2021

Team Lead Award

Initiated in 2020, the Department of Medicine Team Lead Award will be given annually to a DoM Team Lead who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities. See criteria [PDF - 190 kB]

Recipient

2020 Heidi Blois Respirology

Faculty

Brian M. Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education

Initiated in 1999, the Brian M. Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education is presented to a senior physician member of the Department of Medicine who has demonstrated leadership in education beyond their role as a clinician and lecturer throughout their career. See criteria [PDF - 190 kB]

Recipients

2020 Dr. Nancy Morrison Respirology
2019 Dr. Stephen Couban (posthumously) Hematology
2018 Dr. Eric Grant Rheumatology
2017 Dr. David Simpson General Internal Medicine
2016 Dr. Geoffrey Turnbull Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2015 Dr. Martin Gardner Cardiology
2014 Dr. David Hirsch Nephrology
2013 Dr. David Haase Infectious Diseases
2012 Dr. Mahesh Raju General Internal Medicine
2011 Dr R. Allan Purdy Neurology
2010 Dr. Dennis Bowie Respirology
2009 Dr. O. Elizabeth Mann General Internal Medicine
2008 Dr. Siraj Ahmed Rheumatology
2007 Dr. Carl Abbott Endocrinology
2006 Dr. Tim Dean General Internal Medicine
2005 Dr. Ross Langley Hematology
2004 Dr. Ormille Hayne Hematology
2003 Dr. Ron Tanton Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2002 Dr. Irene Szuler General Internal Medicine
2001 Dr. Jean D. Gray General Internal Medicine
2000 Dr. S.E (Sam) York Endocrinology
1999 Dr. Brian M. (Spud) Chandler Cardiology

DoM Achievement Award

Initiated in 1987, the Department of Medicine Achievement Award is designed to recognize an individual’s sustained, exceptional commitment to the mission of the Department, where “together, we advance patient care by fostering excellence in research and education”. See criteria [PDF - 190 kB]

Recipients

2020 Dr. Shelly McNeil Infectious Diseases
2019 Dr. Jorin LindenSmith General Internal Medicine
2018 Dr. Catherine Kells Cardiology
2017 Dr. Stephen Couban Hematology
2016 Dr. Evelyn Sutton Rheumatology
2015 Dr. Darrell White Hematology
2014 Dr. Simon Jackson Cardiology
2013 Dr. David Simpson General Internal Medicine
2012 Dr. Nancy Morrison Respirology
2011 Dr. John Hanly Rheumatology
2010 Dr. Charles Maxner Neurology
2009 Dr. Kenneth Rockwood Geriatric Medicine
2008 Dr. B. Lynn Johnston Infectious Diseases
2007 Dr. David R. Anderon Hematology
2006 Dr. Iqbal R. Bata Cardiology
2005 Dr. Desmond J. Leddin Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2004 Dr. O. Elizabeth Mann General Internal Medicine
2003 Dr. R. Allan Purdy Neurology
2002 Dr. David J. Hirsch Nephrology
2001 Dr. G. Ross Langley Hematology
2000 Dr. Verinda Khanna Rheumatology
1999 Dr. J. Robert Rae Cardiology
1998 Dr. Walter F. Schlech Infectious Diseases
1997 Dr. Ormille A. Hayne Hematology
1996 Dr. J. Michael MacSween Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science
1995 Dr. David E. Johnstone Cardiology
1994 Dr. Joseph J. Sidorov Digestive Care & Endoscopy
1993 Dr. Paul L. Landrigan Respirology
1992 Dr. R. Lee Kirby Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1991 Dr. Brian M. 'Spud' Chandler Cardiology
1990 Dr. Jean D. Gray General Internal Medicine
1989 Dr. Robert N. Anderson Cardiology
1988 Dr. Thomas J. Marrie Neurology
1987 Dr. Meng H. Tan Cardiology

Clinical Excellence Award

Initiated in 2017, the Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award will honor and recognize a physician that has and continues to make major contributions to the direct provision of excellent patient care. The Clinical Excellence Award does not depend upon concomitant excellence in education or research. It is an award from the physicians of the department to recognize a doctor we would “like to have treat our loved ones”. The recipient demonstrates dedication to clinical medicine, excellence in their craft, compassion, availability, and the highest standards of the profession. See criteria [PDF - 200 kB]

Recipients

2020 Dr. R. Mark Sadler Neurology
2019 Dr. Lynn Johnston Infectious Diseases
2018 Dr. Lori Wood Medical Oncology
2017 Dr. Ata Quraishi Cardiology

Excellence in Medical Education Awards

Up to five Department of Medicine Excellence in Medical Education awards will be given annually to acknowledge excellence in education among our departmental members, and to encourage their continued efforts in medical education. Nomination form [.docx - 516 kB]

Recipients

2020 Dr. Chris Gray Cardiology
2020 Dr. Simon Houston Respirology
2020 Dr. Mary-Margaret Keating Hematology
2020 Dr. Anne Marie Krueger-Naug Palliative Medicine
2019 Dr. Meredith Chiasson Respirology
2019 Dr. Samantha Gray Medical Oncology
2019 Dr. Allen Tran General Internal Medicine
2019 Dr. Stacey Williams Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2019 Dr. Tallal Younis Medical Oncology
2018 Dr. Katalin Koller Geriatric Medicine
2018 Dr. Ravi Ramjeesingh Medical Oncology
2018 Dr. Nabha Shetty General Internal Medicine
2017 Dr. Erin Gorman Corsten Palliative Medicine
2017 Dr. Gordon Gubitz Neurology
2017 Dr. Nathan Lamond Medical Oncology
2017 Dr. Trudy Taylor Rheumatology
2016 Dr. Babar Haroon General Internal Medicine
2016 Dr. Stephanie Snow Medical Oncology
2015 Dr. Lori Connors General Internal Medicine
2015 Dr. Ian Epstein Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2015 Dr. Alwin Jeyakumar Medical Oncology
2015 Dr. Andrea Kew Hematology
2015 Dr. Debra Morrison Respirology
2014 Dr. Steven Gruchy Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2014 Dr. Penelope Poyah Nephrology
2014 Dr. Sarah Ramer Cardiology
2013 Dr. Tammy Keough-Ryan Nephrology
2013 Dr. Colm McParland Respirology
2013 Dr. William Sheridan Cardiology
2013 Dr. Sudeep Shivakumar Hematology
2013 Dr. Geoff Williams Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2012 Dr. Hussein Beydoun Cardiology
2012 Dr. Christine Dipchand Nephrology
2012 Dr. Rosario Rebello General Internal Medicine
2012 Dr. Stephen Workman General Internal Medicine
2011 Dr. Wanda Hasegawa Hematology
2011 Dr. Paul Hernandez Respirology
2011 Dr. David Simpson General Internal Medicine
2010 Dr. Bruce Colwell Medical Oncology
2010 Dr. Janet Gordon Geriatric Medicine
2010 Dr. Ian Grant Neurology
2010 Dr. Simon Jackson Cardiology
2010 Dr. Jorin LindenSmith General Internal Medicine
2009 Dr. Dana Farina Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2009 Dr. Steven Soroka Nephrology
2009 Dr. Trudy Taylor Rheumatology
2009 Dr. Darrell White Hematology
2009 Dr. Lori Wood Medical Oncology
2008 Dr. Stephen Beed Critical Care
2008 Dr. David Dupere Palliative Medicine
2008 Dr. Peter Green Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science
2008 Dr. Robert Horton Palliative Medicine
2007 Dr. William Gallacher Critical Care
2007 Dr. Gordon Gubitz Neurology
2007 Dr. Tammy Keough-Ryan Nephrology
2007 Dr. O.E. (Beth) Mann General Internal Medicine
2007 Dr. Souad Shatshat Rheumatology
2006 Dr. Virender Bhan Neurology
2006 Dr. Neil Finkle Nephrology
2006 Dr. John Hanly Rheumatology
2006 Dr. Richard Langley Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science
2006 Dr. Laurie Mallery Geriatric Medicine
2005 Dr. Stephen Couban Hematology
2005 Dr. Christine Dipchand Nephrology
2005 Dr. Evelyn Sutton Rheumatology
2004 Dr. Nancy Morrison Respirology
2004 Dr. Ward Patrick Critical Care
2004 Dr. Mark Sadler Neurology
2003 Dr. Volodko Bakowsky Rheumatology
2003 Dr. Tim Benstead Neurology
2003 Dr. Catherine Kells Cardiology
2003 Dr. David Simpson General Internal Medicine
2003 Dr. Darrell White Hematology

Excellence in Leadership Award

Initiated in 2019, the Department of Medicine Excellence in Leadership Award will honor and recognize a physician who is an emerging or established leader who has made, or continues to make, a significant contribution to leadership and development in the DoM. The Excellence in Leadership Award does not depend upon concomitant excellence in education or research. It is an award from the physicians of the department to recognize a doctor who has used leadership to impact the department in a positive way. This can be through clinical, research and/or education leadership roles. The recipient demonstrates leadership qualities including innovation, compassion, accessibility, mentorship and the highest standards of the profession. See criteria [PDF - 190 kB]

Recipients

2020 Dr. Chris MacKnight Geriatric Medicine
2019 Dr. Paige Moorhouse Geriatric Medicine

Excellence in Quality & Innovation Award

Initiated in 2019, the Department of Medicine Excellence in Quality & Innovation Award acknowledges excellence in quality and innovation among our departmental members, and to encourage their continued efforts in participating in quality improvement in the Faculty of Medicine and Nova Scotia Health. See critieria [PDF - 190 kB]

Recipients

2020 Dr. Jeffrey Dempster Palliative Medicine
2019 Dr. Nabha Shetty General Internal Medicine

Research Excellence Awards - Cross-Appointed Faculty - NEW AWARD

Initiated in 2021, the Department of Medicine Cross-Appointed Faculty Research Excellence Award acknowledges achievement in members who hold a cross appointment in the DoM, and have demonstrated a significant role in research with a substantial link to the DoM. Guidelines [PDF - 325 kB]

Due: May 3, 2021

Research Excellence Awards - 2021-2022 nomination deadline TBA

Initiated in 2000, the Dalhousie University Department of Medicine distributes Research Excellence awards to members within the Department who have demonstrated excellence in research in the previous three years. The main purpose of these awards is to honour and publicly recognize the members’ research achievements. Presentation of these awards also aims to encourage research involvement amongst Department members.

The 2021-2022 Research Excellence Awards nomination deadline will be announced at a later date.

Recipients

2020 Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre
(assistant professor)
Cardiology
2020 Dr. Karthik Tennankore
(associate professor)
Nephrology
2020 Dr. Peter Hull
(professor)
Clinical Dermatology & Cutaneous Science
2019 Dr. Lisa Barrett
(assistant professor)
Infectious Diseases
2019 Leah Cahill, Ph.D.
(assistant professor)
Howard Webster Research Chair
2019 Dr. John Hanly
(professor)
Rheumatology
2018 Dr. Amir AbdelWahab
(assistant professor)
Cardiology
2018 Olga Theou, Ph.D.
(assistant professor)
Research
2018 Dr. Michael West
(professor)
Nephrology
2017 Dr. Ravi Ramjeesingh
(assistant professor)
Medical Oncology
2017 Dr. Ratika Parkash
(professor)
Cardiology
2016 Dr. Karthik Tennankore
(assistant professor)
Nephrology
2016 Dr. John Sapp
(professor)
Cardiology
2015 Dr. Melissa Andrew
(associate professor)
Geriatric Medicine
2014 Chris Blanchard, Ph.D.
(professor)
Cardiology
2014 Dr. Shelly McNeil
(professor)
Infectious Diseases
2010 Dr. Tallal Younis
(with major research appt)
Medical Oncology
2010 Dr. Melissa Andrew
(without major research appt)
Geriatric Medicine

Research Lifetime Achievement Award

Initiated in 2001, the Dalhousie University Department of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a member of the Department who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and excellence in research. This award will publicly recognize and honor the individual for their contribution to research. No nomination required. Winner is selected by DoM Research Committee. See criteria [PDF - 35 kB]

Recipients

2020 Dr. Shelly McNeil Infectious Diseases
2019 Dr. Kenneth Rockwood Geriatric Medicine
2018 Dr. R. Lee Kirby Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2017 Arnold Mitnitski, Ph.D. Research
2016 Dr. Sultan Darvesh Neurology
2015 Dr. David R. Anderson Hematology
2005 Dr. G. Ross Langley Hematology
2003 Dr. TJ (Jock) Murray Neurology
2002 Dr. Joseph Michael MacSween General Internal Medicine
2001 Dr. C. Noel Williams Digestive Care & Endoscopy

Stephen Couban Outstanding Faculty - Resident's Choice Award

Initiated in 2015, the Stephen Couban Outstanding Faculty - Resident's Choice Award is nominated and selected by Core Internal Medicine Residents. This is not an open nomination. The award was renamed in 2019 to honour the accomplishments of Dr. Stephen Couban.

Recipients

2020 Dr. B. Lynn Johnston Infectious Diseases
2019 Dr. Ian Epstein Digestive Care & Endoscopy
2018 Dr. David Haase General Internal Medicine
2017 Dr. Trudy Taylor Rheumatology
2016 Dr. Stephen Couban Hematology
2015 Dr. Babar Haroon General Internal Medicine

Residents

Excellence in Summer Grand Rounds

Presented to a Core Internal Medicine Resident based on the evaluations from the previous Resident Summer Grand Rounds.

2020 Dr. Thomas D. Brothers
2019 Dr. Shannon Murphy
2018 Dr. Chris Green
2017 Dr. Andrew Caddell
2016 Dr. Alison Dixon
2015 Dr. Nick Forward
2014 Dr. Paul Morrison
2013 Dr. Ahmed Ghaly
2012 Dr. Colin Van Zoost
2011 Dr. Ferhan Siddiqi
2010 Dr. Jeff McCurdy
2009 Dr. Evan Merrick
2008 Dr. Lisa Barrett
2007 Dr. Brian Clarke
2006 Dr. Emily Shaw
2005 Dr. Geoff Williams
2004 Dr. Craig Butler
2002 Dr. Stacey Williams

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Presented to a Core Internal Medicine Resident as voted by clinical clerks.

2020 Dr. Jonathan Gale
2019 Dr. Thomas D. Brothers
2018 Dr. Mark Robbins
2017 Dr. Chris Green
2016 Dr. Stephen Walsh
2015 Dr. Aaron Leblanc
2014 Dr. Paul Morrison (co-recipient)
2014 Dr. Stephen Robinson (co-recipient)
2013 Dr. Paul Bonnar (co-recipient)
2013 Dr. Amy Groom (co-recipient)
2012 Dr. Nathan Lamond
2011 Dr. Colin Van Zoost
2010 Dr. Colin Van Zoost
2009 Dr. Carmen Hurd
2008 Dr. Vikas Chaubey
2007 Dr. Vikas Chaubey
2006 Dr. Nadeem Ahmed
2005 Dr. Rob Stevenson
2004 Dr. Agnieszka Behn
2003 Dr. Richard Townley
2002 Dr. Andrea Lavoie

Outstanding Academic Performance Award - PGY1

Presented to a PGY1 Core Internal Medicine Resident with the highest score in a given year.

2019-2020 Dr. Mary Purcell
2018-2019 Dr. Sulaiman Alamro
2017-2018 Dr. Curtis Marcoux
2016-2017 Dr. Kyle Murnaghan
2015-2016 Dr. Mark Robbins
2014-2015 Dr. Alexandra Legge

Outstanding Academic Performance Award - PGY2

Presented to a PGY2 Core Internal Medicine Resident with the highest score in a given year.

2019-2020 Dr. Stephanie Pipe
2018-2019 Dr. Curtis Marcoux
2017-2018 Dr. Eric Pond
2016-2017 Dr. Mark Robbins
2015-2016 Dr. Alexandra Legge
2014-2015 Dr. Alison Dixon

Outstanding Academic Performance Award - PGY3

Presented to a PGY3 Core Internal Medicine Resident with the highest score in a given year.

2019-2020 Dr. Curtis Marcoux
2018-2019 Dr. Alexandra Legge (co-recipient)
2018-2019 Dr. Kyle Murnaghan (co-recipient)
2017-2018 Dr. Mark Robbins
2016-2017 Dr. Alexandra Legge
2015-2016 Dr. Kevin Klassen
2014-2015 Dr. Allen Tran

Outstanding Resident Award - PGY1

Presented to a PGY1 Core Internal Medicine Resident. Nomination form [.DOCX - 510 kB]

2019-2020 Dr. Steven Morrison
2018-2019 Dr. Rachel Sullivan
2017-2018 Dr. Alexandra (Alex) Saunders
2016-2017 Dr. Eric Pond
2015-2016 Dr. Mark Robbins
2014-2015 Dr. Alexandra Legge
2013-2014 Dr. Alison Dixon
2012-2013 Dr. Glenn Patriquin
2011-2012 Dr. Jordan Webber
2010-2011 Dr. Brian Buchanan
2009-2010 Dr. John Igoe
2008-2009 Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre

Outstanding Resident Award - PGY2

Presented to a PGY2 Core Internal Medicine Resident. Nomination form [.DOCX - 510 kB]

2019-2020 Dr. Jonathan Gale
2018-2019 Dr. Thomas D. Brothers
2017-2018 Dr. Eric Pond
2016-2017 Dr. Jean-Gregoire Leduc
2015-2016 Dr. Andrew Caddell
2014-2015 Dr. Marko Balan
2013-2014 Dr. Coleman Black
2012-2013 Dr. Andrew Moeller
2011-2012 Dr. Brian Buchanan
2010-2011 Dr. Nathan Lamond
2009-2010 Dr. Faisal Al Ghamdi
2008-2009 Dr. Jeffrey Ratushny

Angie McGibbon Outstanding Resident Award - PGY3

Presented to a PGY3 Core Internal Medicine Resident. This award was renamed in 2018 to honour the accomplishments of Dr. Angela McGibbon. Nomination form [.DOCX - 510 kB]

2019-2020 Dr. Whitney Faiella
2018-2019 Dr. Lazar Milovanovic
2017-2018 Dr. Jennie Parker
2016-2017 Dr. Alison Dixon
2015-2016 Dr. Leah Nemiroff
2014-2015 Dr. Coleman Black
2013-2014 Dr. Jordan Webber
2012-2013 Dr. Brian Buchanan (co-recipient)
2012-2013 Dr. Brent McGrath (co-recipient)
2011-2012 Dr. Colin Van Zoost
2010-2011 Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre
2009-2010 Dr. Arleigh Robertson
2008-2009 Dr. Lisa Barrett

Outstanding Consultant Trainee Award

Initiated in 2020, the Department of Medicine Outstanding Consultant Trainee Award will be given annually to a subspecialty resident who stands out from their peers in providing the highest quality patient care as part of an integrated interdisciplinary team. See criteria [PDF - 190 kB]

2020 Dr. Caitlin Jackson-Tarlton (co-recipient) Neurology
2020 Dr. Scott Lee (co-recipient) General Internal Medicine

Resident Research Excellence Awards

Initiated in 2012, the main purpose of the Department of Medicine presenting awards to those who have demonstrated excellence in research is to honor and publicly recognize research achievements. Presentation of these awards also aims to encourage participation in research activities. There are two Department of Medicine Resident Research Excellence Awards.

  • One award for PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3
  • One award for current CIP residents, PGY4, PGY5, and PGY6 residents

See guidelines.

See nomination form. Self-nomination.

Due: May 10, 2021

PGY1-3 2019-2020 Dr. Ari Morgenthau Core Internal Medicine
PGY1-3 2018-2019 Dr. Thomas D. Brothers Core Internal Medicine
PGY4-6 or CIP 2019-2020 Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar Cardiology
PGY4-6 or CIP 2018-2019 Dr. Dan Belliveau Cardiology
  2016-2017 Dr. Shiru (Lucy) Liu Core Internal Medicine
  2015-2016 Dr. Alexandra Legge Core Internal Medicine
  2014-2015 Dr. Tasha Kulai Core Internal Medicine
  2013-2014 Dr. Glenn Patriquin Core Internal Medicine
  2012-2013 Dr. Vanessa Meier-Stephenson Core Internal Medicine

Resident Research Publication Awards

Initiated in 2019, the main purpose of this award is to publicly recognize the research publication achievements of Department of Medicine residents. Presentation of these awards also aims to encourage residents to pursue publication of their work. There are two Department of Medicine Resident Research Publication Awards.

  • One award for PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3
  • One award for current CIP residents, PGY4, PGY5, and PGY6 residents.

See guidelines.

See nomination form. Self-nomination.

Due: May 10, 2021

PGY1-3 2019-2020 Dr. Thomas D. Brothers Core Internal Medicine
PGY1-3 2019-2020 Dr. Ari Morgenthau Core Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Medical Education

Select Undergraduate Medical Education Awards and Prizes

Dr. I. M. Szuler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Internal Medicine

This award will recognize a student in their 4th year, who during their 3rd year clerkship MTU rotation in Internal Medicine, best displays the personal and academic qualities of compassion, high moral and ethical standards, will be highly respected by peers, teachers, nursing staff, and patients in addition to demonstrating satisfactory academic criteria.

Dr. Robert C. Dickson Prize in Medicine

Initiated in 1964, this prize is awarded to a medical student at convocation, who has had the highest standing in all examinations in Medicine throughout the four year course.

Dr. W. H. Hattie Prize in Medicine

Initiated in 1931, this prize is awarded to a student at convocation who, at the completion of the fourth year, has reached the highest standing in Medicine.

Medical Oncology Undergraduate Achievement Award

Awarded to a student who during clerkship rotations in Medical Oncology, best displays exemplary interpersonal and professional skills, knowledge level, and general interest in oncology.

The Barbara L. Blauvelt Cardiology Prize

An annual award for a fourth year student who has been judged by the Division of Cardiology to have shown the greatest interest and degree of inclination towards the study of Cardiology.