Medical Partnership Employees Honored

Medical Partnership faculty and staff gathered in George Hall Tuesday, February 28 to celebrate extraordinary employees for AY2022 (2021-22). Awards presented during the ceremony were: Medical Student Advisor of the Year, Excellence in Faculty Leadership, Excellence in Scholarship, Peer-Nominated Teaching Award, Faculty Mentor of the Year, Excellence in Teaching, and the Outstanding Staff Award.


Medical Student Advisor of the Year Award

The advisor’s achievement was assessed using the following criteria: exemplary academic support for students, exemplary career advising, specialty navigation and/or residency planning with students, and exemplary mentorship of students.

Dr. Ellen House


Excellence in Faculty Leadership Award

The leader’s achievement was assessed using the following criteria: established a collaborative environment for the team, used effective team management strategies, effectively used data to appropriately evaluate project/initiative outcomes. This role is nominated by faculty and senior leadership.

Dr. Aimee Martin


Excellence in Scholarship Award

Eligible faculty members must have shared his/her scholarship with national/international forums. Eligible types of scholarship include peer-reviewed publications, peer reviewed teaching repository, invited publications, books/book chapters, editorials, oral abstracts, and poster abstracts.

Dr. Kimberlee Giffen


Peer-Nominated Teaching Award

Open to faculty who teach in Years 1-2. Criteria: effective engagement of teaching methods, effective communication while teaching, effectiveness of session organization

Small Group Teaching: Dr. Amy Medlock

Large Group Teaching: Dr. Ariel VanLeuven

Clinical Skills/Community Health Teaching/Simulation: Dr. Molly Bond


Faculty Mentor of the Year

Eligible faculty members must have served as a mentor in the Campus Mentoring Program. Criteria: how your mentor helped mentee make progress for promotion and/or advancement, how your mentor helped mentee improve his/her research/scholarship skills, how your mentor helped mentee improve his/her teaching skills.

Dr. Matthew Boegehold


AY 2021/22 Medical College of Georgia’s Excellence in Teaching Awards

Forty-three Medical Partnership faculty members were honored with AY2021/22 Medical College of Georgia’s Excellence in Teaching Awards for their work with students.

Years 1 and 2 faculty members had to teach a minimum of six sessions and scored in the top 25% of teaching evaluation scares by students.

Years 3 and 4 are community faculty members in Northeast Georgia who scored in the top 15% of their evaluations.


Years 1 & 2

Dr. Casey Bassett

Dr. Matthew Boegehold

Dr. Lia Bruner

Dr. Thom Gaddy

Dr. DeLoris Hesse

Dr. Thomas Howdieshell

Dr. Carrie Kelly

Dr. Bob Mackin

Dr. Aimee Martin

Dr. Amy Medlock

Dr. Laurel Murrow

Dr. Donald Scott

Dr. Andrew Sobering

Dr. Brett Szymik

Dr. Ariel VanLeuven

Dr. Les Watters


Years 3 & 4

Dr. Mariam Antonios- Family Medicine

Dr. Robert Byrne – Urology

Dr. Samuel Church- Family Medicine

Dr. Ruth Cline- OB/GYN

Dr. Daphne Esho- Pediatrics

Dr. Nick Fox- Medicine/PUL

Dr. Kelly Grow- Medicine/GI

Dr. Ratika Gunturi- Family Medicine

Dr. Louis Hempel- Pediatrics

Dr. Rachel Hunt- Pediatrics

Dr. Miguel Jurado- Palliative Care

Dr. Catherine Lockhary- Neurology

Dr. Julie Martin- Pediatrics

Dr. Dan McAvoy- Family Medicine

Dr. Kathryn McCusker- Pediatrics

Dr. Sergio Mejias- Surgery

Dr. Eva Katherine Moore – Surgery

Dr. Roberto Norniella- Psychiatry

Dr. Amimi Osayande- Family Medicine

Dr. Kamal Patel- Psychiatry

Dr. Jordan Rush- OB/GYN

Dr. Joshua Sepesi- OB/GYN

Dr. Bradley Shepherd- Medicine/GI

Dr. Margaret Sherman- Pediatrics

Dr. Thomas Sholes- OB/GYN

Dr. Jon Udwadia- Pediatrics

Dr. Nedsely Vila- Medicine



Educators of the Year 2021-2022

Selected annually every spring by each class of students at the Medical Partnership (Spring ‘22): Each class is polled to select the Educator of the Year and the results are compiled to select the winner.

Class of 2022- Dr. Scott Richardson

Class of 2023- Dr. Julie Martin

Class of 2024- Dr. Thomas Howdieshell

Class of 2025- Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber


Outstanding Staff Award

Recognizes a staff member whose outstanding performance contributes to the overall success of the Medical Partnership. Awardees should: model excellence and outstanding job performance, and consistently go above and beyond their job expectations in supporting the Medical Partnership

Suzanne Hall & Lynn Ramsey


2023 Years of Service

5 Years of Service:

Casey Bassett

Flint Buchanan

Lindsey Derrick

Tristan Hancock

Ellen House

Vicki McKinney

Hnubci Moua

Robert Satonik

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