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The Department of Pediatrics has been recognized for decades as having excellent teachers. 

Outstanding Clinical Science Teaching Award

presented by the Medical School Class

Years 2020, 2021

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Lisa Leggio, MD

  • Educator of the Year
  • Presented by Medical School Class of 2021, 2022
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Eric Ring, MD

  • Educator of the Year
  • Presented by Medical School Class of 2021
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Zachary Hodges, MD

  • Walter J. Moore, MD
  • Outstanding Housestaff Award 2020

Resident Teaching Awards for Exemplary Student Teaching

When medical students complete their Graduation Questionnaire they are asked about their experience with residents teaching in the clerkships. Pediatrics is one of the few departments that consistently scores ABOVE the national average.   During the annual Hail and Farewell event, individual residents are recognized for their excellence in teaching:

2021 Recipients


Dr. John (Jack) Noel (PGY1)

DR. Gary Prusky (PGY1)

DR. Ellen French (PGY2)

DR. Irma Rashid (PGY2)

DR. Jonathan Alba (PGY3)

DR. Ashley Bohn(PGY3)

DR. Divya Reddy (PGY3)

DR. Danielle Rosema (PGY3)


Dr. Molly Lacoursiere (PGY1)

Dr. Matthew Smith (PGY1)

Dr. Richard Baggaley (PGY2)

Dr. Danielle Rosema (PGY2)

Dr. David Cazares (PGY3)

Dr. Joshua Coleman (PGY3)

Dr. Stephanie Komic (PGY3)

Dr. Mandy Nasworthy (PGY3)

Dr. Kaitlin Verdone (PGY3)

Dr. Aaron Worth (PGY3)