Honors and Awards

Congratulations to these faculty members for receiving outstanding awards this quarter.

Spencer E. Amory, MDSpencer E. Amory, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of General Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Amory has been awarded the 2014 Jerry Gliklich Award for Exemplary Clinical Care, formerly "Practitioner of the Year" award, by the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Society of Practitioners. To qualify, a physician must demonstrate exceptional care to patients, engender respect and collegiality with peers, and have outstanding outcomes.

Sheldon M. Feldman, MDSheldon M. Feldman, MD

Chief, Division of Breast Surgery NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Feldman was named the Secretary Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) in early May, 2014. ASBS is the leading national association of surgeons who treat patients with breast disease. Dr. Feldman's position on the ASBS Board reflects his leadership and dedication to advancing the treatment of breast disease through clinical care, research, and education.

Mark A. Hardy, MDMark A. Hardy, MD

Director Emeritus and Founder, Renal and Islet Transplantation, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Hardy has received the 2014 Pioneer Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). The Pioneer Award is the highest award bestowed upon an individual by the ASTS for a significant contribution to the field of transplantation.

Henry M. Spotnitz, MDHenry M. Spotnitz, MD

George H. Humphreys II Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chairman, Research & Information Systems, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Director, Cardiovascular Surgery Research Laboratory, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Henry M. Spotnitz, MD and colleagues received first prize in the arrhythmia section of the Scientific Presentations to the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) for their poster: Introducer development for cardiac resynchronization via right parasternal mediastinotomy. The presentation stimulated considerable interest regarding multiple potential novel applications.

Dr. Spotnitz also received the Charles W. Bohmfalk Award during the College of Physicians and Surgeons Commencement Ceremony May 21, 2014. This significant honor recognizes Dr. Spotnitz for his distinguished teaching in the pre-clinical and clinical years.