Awards 2014 - Current

Marwan S Abouljoud, MD

  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., 2005-2016
  • Hour Detroit Top Doc: Organ Transplantation, Transplant and Hepatic Surgery, 2012-2017
  • Fred Whitehouse Lifetime Achievement Award, Henry Ford Medical Group, 2017
  • American University of Beirut Surgical Alumni Association of North America, Outstanding Service Award, 2017
  • LAHC (Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities) Excellence and Achievement Award, 2019
  • Alkebu-Lan Village Community Partner Award, 41st Anniversary Celebration, 2019

Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW

  • Focus on People Award, Henry Ford Health System, 2016
  • Invited Participant, Making Health Care Better Series: Suicide Prevention, The White House, 2016

Indira Brar, MD

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll

Manuel L Brown, MD

  • Past Chair of the HFMG Board of Governors 
  • Gold Medal from the Michigan Radiologic Society
  • Past President of the American College of Radiology 
  • Fellow of the American College of Radiology

Martina T Caldwell, MD, MS

  • Honorable Mention for Medical Student Teaching on Emergency Medicine Clerkship Award, University of Michigan, 2014
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program / Veterans Affairs Special Fellow, University of Michigan, 2015-2017
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) / National Medical Association (NMA) Travel Award and Academic Careers Workshop, 2016
  • Scholar-Activist Award, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, 2016
  • Health Equity Scholars Program, Institute of Multicultural Health, Henry Ford Health System, 2016-2017
  • Present Health Disparities Research Collaborative (HDRC) Scholar, Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Health System, 2017 
  • Health Disparities Research Collaborative Scholar, Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Health System, 2017-2019
  • Best Clinical Research Poster Award, 2018 Research Symposium, Henry Ford Health System, 2018
  • Physician Scientist Track Award, Henry Ford Health System, 2018-2020

Raechele Cochran Gathers M.D.

  • Henry Ford Health System Healthcare Equity Scholar, 2015

Maureen D Connolly, MD

  • Teddy Bedrossian Compassionate Care Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2014
  • Barnhart Award for Excellence in Community Health, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2015
  • Diversity Hero Award, Henry Ford Health System, 2016
  • Regional Chapter Award, Michigan Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2016
  • Medical Provider Award for Contribution to LGBTQ or HIV/AIDS Healthcare, Transforming Care Conference, Equitas Health Institute and The Ohio State University, 2018
  • Physician of the Year, Unified HIV Health and Beyond, 2018

William A. Conway, M.D.

  • 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare, 2013 – 2016

Jennifer Elston-Lafata, Ph.D

  • Outstanding Departmental Teacher Award in Health Sciences Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014

Henry Lim, MD

  • Listed in Who’s Who in America. Publisher: Marquis Who’s Who. New Providence, NJ, 1998 - present
  • Listed as one of the best dermatologists in "Best Doctors in America", Best Doctors, Inc., 1998 - present 
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest. Publisher: Marquis Who’s Who. New Providence, NJ, 2000 - present 
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Publisher: Marquis Who’s Who. New Providence, NJ, 2002 – present 
  • Listed as one of the TOP DOCS by Hour Detroit magazine (consistently listed as top vote getter for dermatology), 2002 -present 
  • Listed as one of the best dermatologists, America's Top Doctors. A Castle Connolly Guide., 2003- present 
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. Publisher: Marquis Who’s Who. New Providence, NJ, 2004- present 
  • Listed in Who's Who in the World. Publisher: Marquis Who’s Who. New Providence, NJ, 2005- present
  • Listed as one of the best cancer doctors, America's Top Doctors for Cancer. A Castle Connolly Guide, 2005 – present.
  • Metro Detroit’s Best Doctor, Styleline Magazine, 2010- present 
  • Recipient, Presidential Citation, for The Unending Positive Effort on Behalf of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Newsweek “Top Cancer Doctor 2015”, 2015
  • Recipient, Honorary mention, Henry Ford Health System, Diversity Heros award, 2015
  • Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology, for Contribution as a Member of Data Collection Task Force., 2016
  • Recipient, Fred W. Whitehouse Distinguished Career Award, Henry Ford Medical Group., 2016
  • Recipient, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce Salute to Excellence Award, 2016
  • Honorary member, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, 2016
  • Honorary member, Baltic Association of Dermatovenerology, 2016
  • Honorary member, French Society of Dermatology (Societe Francaise de Dermatologie), 2016
  • American Skin Association Research Achievement Award in Public Policy and Medical Education, 2017
  • Recipient, Special Recognition Award, given by the graduating class of 2017 of Henry Ford Hospital Dermatology Department, 2017
  • Recipient, Henry Ford Health System Diversity Heroes Honorable Mention, 2017
  • Establishment of Henry W. Lim, MD, Endowed Chair in Dermatologic Research, Henry Ford Hospital, 2017
  • Honorary member, Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (La Academis Espaňola de Dermatologia y Venereologia), 2017
  • Recipient, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology International Scientific Achievement Award, 2018
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (Marquis Who’s Who), 2018
  • Recipient, Wayne State University School of Medicine’s College Teaching Award, 2018
  • Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology, in recognition of your wisdom and support throughout my year as president, 2019
  • Alumni Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to American Medicine, College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate, 2019
  • Kathryn Quinlan, MD Devotion to Humanism Award, Dept of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital (selected by graduating residents), 2019
  • Recipient, International League of Dermatological Societies Certificate of Appreciation for International Leadership, 2019
  • Finsen Medal, International Union of Photobiology (the fifth dermatologist selected for this award since it was first awarded in 1937), 2019

Christine Joseph PhD

  • Diversity Hero Award, Henry Ford Health System, 2014
  • Shadow of a Leader, Henry Ford Health System, 2014
  • 1st Prize Poster Session 1, 2016 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas, Miami, FL, 2016

Steven J Keteyian, PhD

  • President’s Award, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2017

Margot C LaPointe, PhD

  • Distinguished Alumna Award, University of New Orleans College of Sciences, 2015

Benjamin Movsas, MD

  • Chair of the ASTRO Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee, the largest international meeting in the field of radiation oncology, 2015-2017
  • President of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs (SCAROP) 
  • Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR).

David R. Nerenz, Ph.D. 

  • Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), 2012-2018 
  • Co-Chair of the NQF Scientific Methods Panel 
  • Co-Chair of the National Quality Forum’s SES Risk Adjustment Expert Panel.
  • Chair of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020
  • Chair of the IOM Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • Vice-Chair for Research of the Department of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital

S. David Nathanson, MD

  • Top Doctor in Hour Detroit for the past 12 years - breast and surgical oncology.
  • Top 1% of surgeons and oncologists in the USA (Castle Connolly)

Fred R Nelson, MD

  • Past President - Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine
  • Manual of Orthopedic Terminology, Seventh Edition

Earlexia M Norwood, MD

  • “Business Woman of the Year” Finalist: Troy Rotary Club
  • Health and Wellness Honoree- 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Inc
  • “Focus On People”, Henry Ford Health System Community Service Award
  • Top Doc Award by HOUR magazine (Multiple years)
  • Who’s Who of Health Professionals
  • Who’s Who of Women in America
  • Who’s Who in Black Detroit
  • “Above and Beyond” Award, Troy Medical Center
  • “Spirit” Award, Troy Medical Center
  • Robert E. Birk Award, Excellence in Research
  • Distinguish Alumni Award, National Association of Equal Opportunity 2015 
  • Detroit’s “Top Docs”, Hour Magazine

Nallasivam Palanisamy, Ph.D.

  • Member, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, 2015
  • Member, Josephine Ford Cancer Institute (JFCI), Henry Ford Health System, 2015
  • Member, Health Disparities Research Collaborative, Henry Ford Health System, 2016
  • Member, Annual Research Symposium organizing Committee, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, 2016-2019
  • Member, Translational Oncology Symposium Committee on “Health Disparities”. Henry Ford health System, 2018
  • Member, NIH Study Section – ZRG1 OTC-H 13 B, Small Business: Cancer Diagnostics and Treatments (CDT), 2019

Alexander Plum, MPH, CHES

  • Humanitarian Award, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2015
  • Salzburg Global Fellow, 2017
  • Jesse DeWitt Peace with Justice Award, 2017

Emanuel P. Rivers, MD, MPH

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2014.
  • Shira Kansas Memorial Lecture for Excellence in Emergency and Internal Medicine, University of Maryland, 2016
  • University of Toledo School of Medicine STEM, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016
  • FACEP Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017

Ilan Rubinfeld, MD

  • ACS Fellow
  • ACCM Fellow

Claudio Schuger, MD

  • Top Docs, 2014
  • America's Top Doctors, 2014

David Willens, MD, MPH

  • Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, Henry Ford Hospital, 2012 - 2017 
  • Senior Staff Physician, General Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Medical Group, 2012 - Present
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2014 – Present
  • Henry Ford Health System Quality Expo- Runner-up; Patient Safety Abstract Category. Rezik M, Garbarino A, Choe G, Patel S, Tirgari S, Zhang K, Lecours D, Shah V, Collins J, Willens DE., 2015
  • Division Head of Academic Internal Medicine, 2017- present
  • Hour Detroit Magazine Top Doc Award, 2018
  • Outstanding Research Mentor. 2nd Place Abstract for Prospective Clinical Assessment/Improvement. Wood N, Garbarino A, Willens DE. Fulfillment in Food: A pilot study of a culinary curriculum’s impact on internal medicine resident burnout. Wayne State University Medical Student Research Symposium. Detroit, MI. Jan. 12, 2018., 2018

Eleanor Walker, MD

  • Distinguished Service Award from NMA, 2015
  • HFHS Jae Ho Kim, MD Award for Outstanding Radiation Oncologist, 2017
  • MI Chronicle Woman of Excellence, 2018
  • Crain’s Notable Woman in Healthcare, 2018

Kathleen L Yaremchuk, MD

  • Regional Top Doctor, 2014

Edward M Zoratti, MD

  • Top Doctors Detroit, 2002- present
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005- present
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