Virtual Commencement Ceremony Honors School of Medicine Class of 2021
May 25th, 2021
(May 25, 2021) — The recipients of this year’s Golden Apple Awards were honored in an upbeat virtual ceremony presented by Georgetown University School of Medicine students. View the full awards ceremony video.
The Golden Apple Award is presented annually by each class to a member of the faculty whose outstanding professional and personal qualities have enhanced the medical education of the members of the class.
J.V. Nable, MD, MS – Class of 2021
Megha Fitzpatrick, MD – Class of 2022
Caitlin Coker, PhD – Class of 2023
Caitlin Coker, PhD – Class of 2024
The Cura Personalis Award recognizes exemplary individuals who embody the spirit of professionalism and cura personalis both in and out of the classroom.
Camden Sutton – Class of 2023
Brian Kim – Class of 2024
The Stephen Ray Mitchell Award is presented to a fourth-year student who exemplifies the principles of mentorship, intellectual curiosity, and compassion that Dr. Mitchell embodied throughout his time as both a clinician and Dean for Medical Education.
The John C. Rose Award is presented annually to a member of the faculty or administration who has demonstrated outstanding service to the school and has contributed to the improvement of medical education and student life.
Susan Cheng, Ed.L.D., MPP
Inaugural presentation by the class presidents and Executive Council of the School of Medicine to a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond their role to address the needs of the student body
Amanda B. Finnell, MS
The Geza M. Illes Award honors an outstanding first year teacher who serves as an inspirational role model in the field of gross anatomy.
Caitlin Coker, PhD
The Doctoring Award recognizes a faculty member, module director, or leader in a Clinical Skills Course whose outstanding teaching, professional, and personal qualities have enhanced the medical education of the members of Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Erin Farrish, MD
The Excellence in Teaching at HOYA Clinic Award recognizes excellence in teaching clinical skills and caring for underserved populations at HOYA Clinic.
Sarah Kureshi, MD, MPH
The Lambda Award recognizes a GUSOM faculty member’s enduring commitment to the LGBTQ community at Georgetown University.
Keisha Bell, MD
The Jeanne V. Walther Award recognizes an administrator who has displayed outstanding service, chosen by the student leaders on behalf of the entire student body.
David L. Taylor, M.Ed.
The Special Masters Program in Physiology students present the Physiology Teacher of the Year Award to a faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional qualities as an educator.
Caitlin Coker, PhD
The Faculty Affiliate Award is given to a physician, outside of Georgetown, who has made a significant contribution to the clinical medical education and mentorship at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Nancy Barr, MD
Inaugural presentation to the faculty or staff member who champions the overall professional, academic and personal wellbeing of each student at the School of Medicine
Princy N. Kumar, MD
The Golden Apple Committee highlights the extraordinary efforts of the following members of the Class 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic
Membership in the Golden Orchard is an honor shared by those individuals whose sustained dedication to teaching has earned them three or more Golden Apple Awards.
Michael Adams, MD, Medicine
William T Beaver, MD, Pharmacology
Daniel H. Connor, MD, Pathology
John S. Dillon, MD, Surgery
Kenneth Dretchen, PhD, Pharmacology
Rebecca Evangelista, MD, Surgery
Stephen R. T. Evans, MD, Surgery
Erin A. Farrish, MD, Medicine
Mary Furlong, MD, Pathology
Richard Gillis, PhD, Pharmacology
Aviad Haramati, PhD, Physiology
Yvonne Hernandez, PhD, Pharmacology
Shiloh Jones, PhD, Biochemistry
Donlad Kerwin, MD, Pathology
Donald M. Knowlan, MD, Medicine
Princy N. Kumar, MD, Infectious Diseases
Clifton A. Leftridge, Jr. MD, Radiology
Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, Medicine
Susan Mulroney, PhD, Physiology & Biophysics
Wesley P. Norman, PhD, Anatomy
Arthur Raines, PhD, Pharmacology
Charles Read, MD, Pulmonary
Wolfgang P. Rennert, MD, Pediatrics
Joseph Timpone, MD, Infectious Disease
Carlo Tornatore, MD, Neurology
Aykut Uren, MD, Hematology & Oncology
Branislav Vidic, SD, Anatomy
Russell Wall, MD, Anesthesiology
Sean Whelton, MD, Medicine
School of Medicine Class of 2021 Awards
May 25th, 2021