Women in Medicine Month: Excellence in Teaching

Left: Vanessa Henke, MD, with students and colleagues in the OR during UCSF SCORE 2020

In celebration of Women in Medicine month, and in recognition of the essential contributions of all of the women in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF, we will provide highlights of the many extraordinary women in anesthesia throughout the month of September. Today, we celebrate the many women faculty members who have recently been recognized for their excellence in teaching. Please note this list does not include those holding leadership positions in education - we will highlight these women in an upcoming post!

Beti Asnake, MD

ASA Mentoring Grant from the ASA Committee on Professional Diversity for MuluMentor to connect UIM premeds to physician mentors. (September 2020)

Odmara Barreto Chang, MD, PhD

ASA Monitor – Served as a leader / mentor for Doctor’s Back to School Program (July 2021)

ASA Mentoring Grant (August 2021) for Evaluating Loan Burden in Minorities in Anesthesiology and its Impact on Well-Being, Board Scores, and Career Planning

Charlene Blake, MD, PhD

Bridges Curriculum Foundations 1-2 Teaching Award for Outstanding Lecture Series (September 2020)

Denise Chang, MD

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Certificate in General Teaching (October 2020)

Zhe Chen, MD

SOM Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient (September 2021)

Anne Donovan, MD

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Mini Certificate in Simulation Teaching (November 2016)

Odi Ehie, MD

Member, UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Certificate in General Teaching (June 2021)

UCSF Teaching Scholars Program (2020)

SOM Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient (September 2020)

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Certificate in Clinical Teaching (May 2020)

Marla Ferschl, MD

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Certificate in General Teaching (May 2014)

Seema Gandhi, MD

SOM Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient (September 2020)

Vanessa Henke, MD

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Mini Certificate in Simulation Teaching (Novembe 2016)

Kerstin Kolodzie, MD, PhD, MAS

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Certificate in Simulation Teaching (February 2020)

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Mini Certificate in Simulation Teaching (March 2017)

Maytinee Lilaonitkul, MBBS

UCSF SOM Teaching Scholars Program Graduate (August 2020)

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Mini Certificate in Simulation Teaching (March 2017)

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Certificate in General Teaching (January 2020)

Solmaz Manuel, MD

UCSF SOM Class of 2020 Convocation Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching by Clinical Faculty in 2020

Oana Maties, MD

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Mini Certificate in Simulation Teaching (October 2019)

Rebecca Martinez, MD

UCSF Cherished Housestaff TEACH Award (May 2021)

Nandini Palaniappa, MD

SOM Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient (September 2020)

Megha Parekh, MD

NCFDD Faculty Success Program Award (April 2021)

Jina Sinskey, MD 

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program – Certificate in Education Leadership (May 2021)