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Clinical Award Winners - 2015

In 2015, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams were created by the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians to honor the physicians and care teams who embody the best in clinical excellence.

In this successful first year, the awards program was open to physicians and care teams associated with The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital.

Winners for 2015 were announced in the following categories:

Click below on each winner’s photo to learn more and watch a brief video about their award.

Physician of the Year

Paul Danielson, M.D.

Paul Danielson, M.D.

Physician of the Year

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Nicholas Koutrelakos, M.D.

Nicholas Koutrelakos, M.D.

Physician of the Year

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Thomas Reifsnyder, M.D.

Thomas Reifsnyder, M.D.

Physician of the Year

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William Convey, M.D.

William Convey, M.D.

Physician of the Year

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Steven Schulman, M.D.

Steven Schulman, M.D.

Physician of the Year

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Ramin Oskoui, M.D.

Ramin Oskoui, M.D.

Physician of the Year

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Amirali Nader, M.D.

Amirali Nader, M.D.

Physician of the Year

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Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

Dipti Amin, M.D.

Dipti Amin, M.D.

Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

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James Zalucki, M.D.

James Zalucki, M.D.

Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

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Geeta Sood, M.D.

Geeta Sood, M.D.

Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

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Tina Kumra, M.D.

Tina Kumra, M.D.

Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

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Elizabeth Wick, M.D.

Elizabeth Wick, M.D.

Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

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Mark Abbruzzese, M.D.

Mark Abbruzzese, M.D.

Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

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Matthew Leonard, M.D.

Matthew Leonard, M.D.

Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

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Excellence in Service and Professionalism

Stephen Kennedy, M.D.

Stephen Kennedy, M.D.

Excellence in Service and Professionalism

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Melinda Kantsiper, M.D.

Melinda Kantsiper, M.D.

Excellence in Service and Professionalism

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Leslie Miller, M.D.

Leslie Miller, M.D.

Excellence in Service and Professionalism

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Andrew Lee, D.O.

Andrew Lee, D.O.

Excellence in Service and Professionalism

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Barry Solomon, M.D., M.P.H.

Barry Solomon, M.D., M.P.H.

Excellence in Service and Professionalism

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Andrei Cernea, M.D.

Andrei Cernea, M.D.

Excellence in Service and Professionalism

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Dany Westerband, M.D.

Dany Westerband, M.D.

Excellence in Service and Professionalism

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Best Consulting Physician

David Berman, D.O.

David Berman, D.O.

Best Consulting Physician

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Sheetal Wagle, M.D.

Sheetal Wagle, M.D.

Best Consulting Physician

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David Meyerson, J.D., M.D.

David Meyerson, J.D., M.D.

Best Consulting Physician

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Daniel Schwartz, M.D.

Daniel Schwartz, M.D.

Best Consulting Physician

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Thomas Traill, B.M.B.Ch., M.D.

Thomas Traill, B.M.B.Ch., M.D.

Best Consulting Physician

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Laurence Balter, M.D.

Laurence Balter, M.D.

Best Consulting Physician

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Stephen Greco, M.D.

Stephen Greco, M.D.

Best Consulting Physician

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Innovations in Clinical Care

Hematology-Oncology Improvement team

Hematology-Oncology Improvement team

Innovations in Clinical Care

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Mark Landrum, M.D.

Mark Landrum, M.D.

Innovations in Clinical Care

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Carol Sylvester R.N., M.S.

Carol Sylvester R.N., M.S.

Innovations in Clinical Care

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Danny Lee, M.D.

Danny Lee, M.D.

Innovations in Clinical Care

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Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S.

Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S.

Innovations in Clinical Care

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Martin Paul, M.D.

Martin Paul, M.D.

Innovations in Clinical Care

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Kimberley Kelly, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A.

Kimberley Kelly, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A.

Innovations in Clinical Care

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Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

Patient placement team

Patient placement team

Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

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Susan Groman, R.N., B.S.

Susan Groman, R.N., B.S.

Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

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Michael Schweitzer, M.D.

Michael Schweitzer, M.D.

Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

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Deborah Starr, C.R.N.P.

Deborah Starr, C.R.N.P.

Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

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Peter Mogayzel, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Mogayzel, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

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Richard Beckerman, M.D.

Richard Beckerman, M.D.

Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

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Gary Roggin, M.D.

Gary Roggin, M.D.

Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

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Learn more about Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Team by reading the following press release, "Johns Hopkins Medicine Launches Awards Program to Recognize Clinical Excellence: 2015 Winners Announced Across the Health System."

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Clinical Awards Videos

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams: An Overview

In 2015, the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians launched the annual Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams to honor the physicians and care teams who embody the best in clinical excellence. Watch to learn more about why this awards program was implemented and the six award categories.

Celebrating Clinical Excellence, The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians, Dec. 15, 2015

Clinical care is the backbone of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Earlier this year, the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians launched an annual awards program, called the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams, to recognize physicians and care teams who provide consistently outstanding patient care. This year's winners were honored at The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians' annual meeting on Dec. 15, 2015.