2016 Department of Medicine Distinction Award winners

Each distinction program is a voluntary educational program that enables residents to gain experience/expertise in a number of areas of their chosen interest. The distinction programs have been crafted and developed by key Department of Medicine faculty members, who serve as mentors to the residents and facilitate their success in navigating these specialized programs.

This year’s Distinction Award winners:

Quality Improvement

  • Anastasia-Stefania Alexopoulous, MD
  • James MacNamara, MD
  • Shiva Shirazi Zaman, MD

Global Health

  • Elisa Ignatius, MD
  • HeeEun Kang, MD
  • Farah Khan, MD
  • Amisha Mehta, MD
  • Abeer Memon, MD


  • Elizabeth Gilliams, MD
  • Elisa Ignatius, MD
  • Enoch Kotei, MD
  • Hachem Nasri, MD
  • Andrew Webster, MD

Inpatient Medicine

  • HeeEun Kang, MD
  • Pooja Kotadia, MD

Social Medicine

  • Erika Heard, MD


  • Anastasia-Stefania Alexopoulous, MD
  • Michel Corban, MD
  • Aaron Emmons, MD
  • Jonathan Gandhi, MD
  • James MacNamara, MD
  • Amar Mandalia, MD
  • Sara Markley, MD
  • Richard Ramonell, MD
  • Gopika Suraf, MD
  • Xiao Jing Wang, MD

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The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.