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

2021-22 - Matt Heckroth, M.D.
2020-21
- Viral Desai, M.D., Dipan Karmali, M.D.
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.

Division of General Internal Medicine Teaching Award: Ambulatory Medicine

2021-22 - Yvette Cua, M.D.
2020-21
- Yvette Cua, M.D.
2019-20
- Nancy Kubiak, M.D.
2018-19
- Barbara Casper, M.D.
2017-18
- Barbara Casper, M.D.

Division of General Internal Medicine Teaching Award: Hospital Medicine

2021-22
- Tyler Sharpe, M.D
2020-21
- Tyler Sharpe, M.D
2019-20
- Tyler Sharpe, M.D
2018-19
- Mark Pfeifer, M.D.
2017-18
- Tyler Sharpe, M.D

Stuart Urbach Award for Excellence in Faculty Teaching

2021-22 - Rodrigo Cavallazzi, M.D.
2020-21
- Tyler Sharpe, M.D.
2019-20
- Staci Mandrola, M.D.
2018-19
- Staci Mandrola, M.D.
2017-18
- Eleanor Lederer, M.D.

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

2021-22 - Chris Reed, M.D.
2020-21
- Christopher Chan, D.O.
2019-20
- Mohammad Mathbout, M.D.
2018-19
- Bilal Jalil, MBBS
2017-18
- Bilal Jalil, MBBS

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

2021-22 - Jeff Spindel, D.O.
2020-21
- Khushboo Gala, M.D.
2019-20
- William Tyler Smith, M.D.
2018-19
- John Guardiola-Bright, M.D.
2017-18
- Alok Bhatt, MBBS