Awards and Honors

John Guardiola with awards

Our program takes academic excellence and commitment to patient care seriously and formally recognizes faculty and trainees who excel in these areas.

Every year at graduation, we name recipients of each of the following distinctions:

University of Louisville Professionalism Award

2019-20 - Sara Ellingwood, M.D., Samuel Reynolds, M.D.
2018-19
- Samuel Reynolds, M.D.
2017-18
- Alok Bhatt, MBBS, Gregory Scott Bills, M.D., Sanjay Patel, D.O., Samuel Reynolds, M.D.
2016-17
- Takudzwa Mkorombindo, M.D.
2015-16
- Frederick Griffiths, M.D.

Division of General Internal Medicine Teaching Award: Ambulatory Medicine

2019-20 - Nancy Kubiak, M.D., FACP
2018-19
- Barbara Casper, M.D., FACP
2017-18
- Barbara Casper, M.D., FACP
2016-17
- Barbara Casper, M.D., FACP
2015-16
- Yvette Cua, M.D.

Division of General Internal Medicine Teaching Award: Hospital Medicine

2019-20 - Tyler Sharpe, M.D, FACP
2018-19
- Mark Pfeifer, M.D.
2017-18
- Tyler Sharpe, M.D., FACP
2016-17
- Charlene Mitchell, M.D., MSPH, FACP
2015-16
- Charlene Mitchell, M.D., MSPH, FACP

Stuart Urbach Award for Excellence in Faculty Teaching

2019-20 - Staci Mandrola, M.D.
2018-19
- Staci Mandrola, M.D.
2017-18
- Eleanor Lederer, M.D., FASN, FACP
2016-17
- Rodrigo Cavallazzi, M.D.
2015-16
- Rodrigo Cavallazzi, M.D.

Department Of Medicine Fellow Award for Excellence in Teaching (by house staff)

2019-20 - Mohammad Mathbout, M.D.
2018-19
- Bilal Jalil, MBBS
2017-18
- Bilal Jalil, MBBS
2016-17
- Bilal Jalil, MBBS
2015-16
- Jason Mann, D.O.

University of Louisville Outstanding Senior Resident Award (by house staff)

2019-20 - William Tyler Smith, M.D.
2018-19
- John Guardiola-Bright, M.D.
2017-18
- Alok Bhatt, MBBS
2016-17
- Takudzwa Mkorombino, M.D.
2015-16
- Robert Burkes, M.D.

Anna M. Burke Resident Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety

2019-20 - Daniel Martin, M.D.
2018-19
- John Guardiola-Bright, M.D.
2017-18
- Jordan Burlen, M.D.
2016-17
- Sanjay Patel, D.O.
2015-16 - Robert Burkes, M.D.