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Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., Receives Distinguished National Teaching Award from The Association of American Medical Colleges - 11/04/2013

Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., Receives Distinguished National Teaching Award from The Association of American Medical Colleges

Release Date: November 4, 2013

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has presented the 2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award to Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., M.A.C.P., vice dean for education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The award recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions to medical student education. The award was presented at the AAMC’s national meeting on Nov. 2, 2013, in Philadelphia.

Ziegelstein is the Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr., Professor of Medicine and the Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins. He also serves as executive vice chairman in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has received numerous accolades from medical students and physicians in training since he joined the house staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1986, when he was selected from among 500 hospital residents to receive the Best Resident Teacher Award. He remained at Johns Hopkins for his cardiology fellowship and joined the faculty in 1993.

Ziegelstein has been honored with numerous teaching awards in his two decades as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins, including the Professor's Award for Distinction in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences. He is also a five-time winner of the George J. Stuart Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching. The Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians also awarded him the C. Lockard Conley Award for Contributions to Resident Education and Research in 2004 and the Theodore E. Woodward Award for Medical Education in 2007.

His many roles in medical education include serving as director of the internal medicine residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview for nearly a decade. He redesigned the program to emphasize humanism and professionalism in addition to the technical aspects of clinical medicine. Ziegelstein also developed an innovative course, "Transition to Residency and Internship and Preparation for Life," which teaches medical students the attitudes and skills necessary to provide compassionate, patient-centered medical care and prepares them for residency and professional life.

"Dr. Ziegelstein is an outstanding and innovative teacher, as well as an excellent physician. He brings warmth and wisdom to the classroom and to the bedside," says Landon S. King, M.D., executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "He is one of the most highly respected members of our faculty."

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