Awards and Honours

Congratulations to our hardworking faculty for their outstanding achievements!

2002 - 2011

  • Dr. Alez Dauphin

    Sister Joan O'Sullivan Award, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario (2005)

    Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Rotary Club of Ancaster, Ontario (2007)                                   

  • Dr. Ama DeGraft-Johnson

    Woman of Courage Award for Excellence in Medicine, Endless Possibilities and Hope Development Organization (2009)

  • Dr. Barbara Bertram

    1st Place Award for Resident Research Presentation at Annual University of Western Ontario and McMaster University Research Exchange Day (2008)

  • Dr. Bruno Borges

    Laws Travel Award, University of Toronto (2009)                                                                                

  • Dr. Daniel Cordovani

    Dr. David Bevan Award, 32nd Annual Shields Research Day, University of Toronto (2011)

  • Dr. Desi Reddy

    Favourite Anesthetist Award, Surgery Residents, McMaster (2010)

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2010)

  • Dr. Elizabeth Ling

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2004)

    Nominated for the Canadian Anesthesiology Society Teaching Award (2008)

  • Dr. Fiona Turpie

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2005)

  • Dr. Geoff Rosenblood

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award for "Best" Anesthesia Resident (2004)

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2008)

     

  • Dr. Greg Kostandoff

    ANZCA Prize in Australia, awarded by Australian & New Zealand College of Anesthetists to the top graduate at each medical school in anesthesia (2007)

    RANZCOG Prize in Obstetrics & Gynecology, awarded by The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists to top graduate at medical school in O&G(2007)

  • Dr. Greg Peachey

    John C. Sibley Award for Part Time Clinical Faculty Contribution to Education, McMaster University (2005)

  • Dr. Harsha Shanthanna

    Canadian Pain Society Trainee Research Award for original research in Interventional Pain Management (2011)

  • Dr. James Henry

    Dr. R.W. Houde Memorial Award, Eastern Pain Society, New York (2006)

    Gunn-Lake Lecture and Award, Multidisciplinary Pain Center, University of Washington (2008)

  • Dr. James Paul

    Canadian Anesthesiologists Society Annual Meeting: Best Paper: Patient Safety (Hamilton Acute Pain Safety Study) (2010)

  • Dr. Janet Farrell

    Recipient of Sister Joan O'Sullivan Award (SJM) for compassionate and excellent clinical and teaching accomplishments (2010)

  • Dr. Jason Busse

    FHS Graduate Programs Outstanding Thesis Award McMaster University (2010)                   

  • Dr. Kari Smedstad

    Canadian Medical Association Life Membership Award (2007)

    Ontario Medical Association Life Membership Award (2007)                                                                                 

  • Dr. Mauricio Forero

    Special Mention: Granted by the Colombian Association for the Study of Pain, International Association of Study of Pain (IASP Branch) for his valuable contribution to the development of the XIX International Pain Meeting, Bogota, Colombia (2010)

    Special Mention: Granted by the Haitian Anesthesia Society for his valuable contribution to the development of the AcroAnesthesia Symposium, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (2010)

     

  • Dr. Mazen Faden

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award for the Resident who best exemplifies the qualities of compassion, understanding, concern and generosity towards fellow residents, staff, patients and coworkers; Anesthesia.Residents;  McMaster University (2009)

  • Dr. Melanie Havers

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award (2010)                                                                                               

  • Dr. Michael Parrish

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2003)

  • Dr. Michelle Cappello

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award (2011)                                                                                     

  • Dr. Peter Moisiuk

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2009)

  • Dr. Philip Blew

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2007)

  • Dr. Randy Benko

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2011)

     

  • Dr. Robert Whyte

    Excellence in Teaching Award voted by MD Students, McMaster University (2002)

    Outstanding Clerkship Preceptor Award by Clinical Clerks, MD Program, McMaster University (2006)

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2006)
    Certificate of Merit Award from the Canadian Association for Medical Education (2007)

    Nominated for the John C. Sibley Award for Part Time Clinical Faculty Contribution to Education, McMaster University (2008)

     

  • Dr. Stephen Puchalski

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents (2002)

    Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award (2003)

  • Dr. Summer Syed

    1st Prize, McMaster/University of Western Ontario Anesthesia Residents Research Exchange Day (2003)

    2nd Prize, McMaster/University of Western Ontario Anesthesia Residents Research Exchange Day (2004)

     

2012

  • Dr. Ama DeGraft-Johnson

    MSA President's Award for Distinguished Service                                                                     

  • Dr. Andrea Dower

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents                      

  • Dr. Daniel Cordovani

    2nd Place, Abstract Oral Presentation, 16th Annual Society for Airway Management Meeting, Toronto, Ontario

    The Society for Airway Management Trainee Award, Toronto                                                   

  • Dr. David Musson

    President's Forward with Integrity Research Grant for "Distributed High Fidelity Simulation for Regional Telemedical Care and Communication"                                                                

     

  • Dr. Desi Reddy

    Saudi Resident Association Award for contributions to medical education of Saudi Trainees Award                                                                                                                                         

  • Dr. Greg Peachey

    President's Forward with Integrity Research Grant for "Distributed High Fidelity Simulation for Regional Telemedical Care and Communication"

  • Dr. Jason Busse

    Profession Service Award for Research in Chiropractic                                                            

  • Dr. Norm Buckley

    Saudi Resident Association Award for contributions to medical education of Saudi Trainees Award

  • Dr. Shannon Sharifi

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award                                                                                                 

2013

  • Dr. Ada Hindle

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (1st Place)                                                             

  • Dr. Ama DeGraft-Johnson

    Ghanaian-Canadian Achievement Award for Professional Excellence                                     

  • Dr. Anne Wong

    Gender and Health Education Grant, Gender and Health Education Initiative, McMaster University

  • Dr. Erick Duan

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (2nd Place)                                                            

  • Dr. Greg Kostandoff

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award                                                                                                

  • Dr. Greg Peachey

    McMaster University Award for: "Outstanding Preceptor Award in Anesthesia"                       

  • Dr. Harsha Shanthanna

    European Diplomate in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management (EDRA), European Society of Regional Anesthesia

  • Dr. Ian Mazzetti

    William J. Walsh General Internist Award, McMaster University  Internal Medicine Training Program

  • Dr. John Centofanti

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (2nd Place)                                                            

  • Dr. Karen Raymer

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, voted by the Anesthesia Residents                     

  • Dr. Norm Buckley

    Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Research Grant                                                              

  • Dr. R. Krusselbank

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award                                                                                                

2014

  • Dr. Anne Wong

    President’s Forward With Integrity Grant, McMaster University                                                

  • Dr. Elaheh Adly

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (2nd Place)                                                            

  • Dr. Elizabeth Ling

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher voted by Anesthesia Residents                           

  • Dr. Erick Duan

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (1st Place)                                                             

  • Dr. Harsha Shanthanna

    AbbVie New Investigator Award in Anesthesia, Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS)   

  • Dr. Jonathan Dingle

    Anesthesia Clerkship Teaching Award, McMaster University MD Program Class of 2014       

  • Dr. Joseph Park

    Miracle Worker Award, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton                                                        

  • Dr. Meghan Andrews

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award, Anesthesia Residents, McMaster University                         

  • Dr. Norm Buckley

    Excellence in Inter-professional Pain Education, Canadian Pain Society                                 

  • Dr. Padmali Jayatilaka

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (2nd Place)                                                            

  • Dr. Paul Lysecki

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (1st Place)                                                             

  • Dr. Ryan Smith

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher voted by Anesthesia Residents, McMaster University

  • Dr. Steve Puchalski

    Laurence Chiu Award for Outstanding Collegiality and Professionalism, McMaster University Department of Anesthesia

2015

  • Dr. Andrew Gibson

    CCM Resident of the Year

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (3rd Place)                                                            

  • Dr. Annemaria De Tina

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award, Anesthesia Residents, McMaster University                         

  • Dr. David Sussman

    Hisham Zokari Memorial Award, Anesthesia Residents, McMaster University                         

  • Dr. Erick Duan

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (1st Place)                                                             

  • Dr. Fred Baxter

    Clinical Practitioner Award, Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS)                                  

  • Dr. Harsha Shanthanna

    Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)-RCT Mentoring Award                                     

  • Dr. Heung Kan Ma

    PAIRO (PARO) Resident Teaching Award for McMaster University                                          

  • Dr. Joel Hamstra

    Laurence Chiu Award for Outstanding Collegiality and Professionalism, McMaster University Department of Anesthesia

  • Dr. Karen Raymer

    PARO Residency Program Excellence Award                                                                          

  • Dr. Lisa Udovic

    CCF 2015 Research Award — Alan Spencer Award — Best Education Study: scholars and Collaborators on the Frontline: Resident-Led Research in a Prospective, Observational Study in Critically Ill

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (3rd Place)

  • Dr. Mark Hindle

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (1st Place)                                                             

  • Dr. Mauricio Forero

    2015 RMA Award, (Dr. Joyce Magalhaes) USG fascia iliaca block at the level of inguinal ligament. RCT

    Miracle Worker Award, St Jospeh's Healthcare Hamilton

     

  • Dr. Paul Lysecki

    Hamilton Health Sciences' Medical Staff Association Outstanding Resident Award

    Stevens Norvell Award for Top Score in Canada, Canadian Association of General Surgeons Exam

  • Dr. Peter Moisiuk

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher voted by Anesthesia Residents                           

  • Dr. Rohin Malhotra

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (3rd Place)                                                            

2016

  • Candice Stroud

    Program Administrator Award for Innovation and Excellence                                                   

  • Dr. Brent MacLellan

    Dr. Fred Baxter Award for Excellence in Nephrology and Patient Care                                   

  • Dr. Brian Buchanon

    CCM Resident of the Year

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (1st Place)                                                             

  • Dr. Daniel Cordovani

    Anesthesia Clerkship Teaching Award, McMaster University MD Program Class of 2016       

  • Dr. Edwin Ho

    Laurence Chiu Award for Outstanding Collegiality and Professionalism, McMaster University Department of Anesthesia

  • Dr. Fred Baxter

    Sister Joan o'Sullivan Award, St. Joseph's Hospital                                                                   

  • Dr. Heung Kan Ma

    HHS Medical Staff Outstanding Resident of the Year Award                                                    

  • Dr. Janet Farrell

    Mission Legacy Award for individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the health ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

  • Dr. Joel Hamstra

    John Bradley Young Educator Award, Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society                            

     

  • Dr. Joshua Peachey

    Dr. Fred Baxter Award for Excellence in Nephrology and Patient Care                                    

  • Dr. Karen Raymer

    Laurence Chiu Award for Outstanding Collegiality and Professionalism, McMaster University Department of Anesthesia

  • Dr. Melanie Hollidge

    Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher voted by Anesthesia Residents                           

  • Dr. Norm Buckley

    Humanitarian and Global Services,HHS Medical Staff Association                                          

  • Dr. Simon Oczkowski

    McMaster University Department of Medicine Internal Career Award                                       

  • Dr. Susan O'Leary

    Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Dr. Suzan Ergun

    Resident Research Exchange Day Winner (2nd Place)                                                            

2017

  • Dr. Adrienne Vraets

    Certificate of Appreciation of Contributions to the McMaster Anesthesia Program in the domains of Clinical Teaching (resident nomination for faculty award)

  • Dr. Daniel Cordovani

    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Nominee, Vince Politi Award for Best Clinical Teacher, Anesthesia Residency Program

  • Dr. Harsha Shanthanna

    Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Student Publication Award in the PhD category

  • Dr. Janet Farrell

    Cathedral High School, Wall of Distinction Award                                                                     

  • Dr. Jason Busse

    Ontario Chiropractic Association, Chiropractor of the Year 2017                                              

  • Dr. Julian Mulcaster

    Anesthesia Residency Training Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Special Recognition - Nomination, Larry Chiu Resident Teaching Award

  • Dr. Nayer Youssef

    Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Nominated for the Professionalism and Collegiality Award

  • Dr. Ryan Smith

    McMaster Anesthesia, Vince Politi Best Clinical Teacher Award                                              

2018

  • Dr. Daniel Cordovani

    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Anesthesia Clerkship Teaching Award, Undergraduate MD class of 2018

  • Dr. Harsha Shanthanna

    Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Career Scientist Award                                                   

     

2019