Annual Departmental Awards

Julian T. Hoff Teaching Award

The Julian T. Hoff Teaching Award is given annually to a junior faculty member within the department with an exemplary record in teaching our residents.

  • 2020 - Osama Kashlan, MD
  • 2019 - Nicolas Szerlip, MD
  • 2018 - Aditya Pandey, MD
  • 2017 - Martin Buckingham, MD
  • 2016 - Steve Sullivan, MD
  • 2015 - Lynda Yang, MD, PhD
  • 2014 - Cormac Maher, MD
  • 2013 - Steve Sullivan, MD
  • 2012 - Juan Valdivia, MD
  • 2011 - Hugh Garton, MD
  • 2010 - Paul Park, MD

Max Peet Resident Teaching Award

The Max Peet Teaching Award is given annually to a resident who has distinguished themselves in the arena of teaching other residents and medical students.

  • 2020 - Brandon Smith, MD
  • 2019 - Luis Savastano, MD
  • 2018 - Kevin Chen, MD
  • 2017 - Osama Kashlan, MD
  • 2016 - Luis Savastano, MD
  • 2015 - William Stetler, Jr., MD
  • 2014 - Khoi Than, MD
  • 2013 - Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD and Emily Levin, MD
  • 2012 - John Ziewacz, MD
  • 2011 - Anthony Wang, MD
  • 2010 - Arnold Etame, MD

John E. McGillicuddy Resident Leadership Award

The McGillicuddy Leadership Award recognizes a resident who exhibits exemplary leadership in maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.

  • 2020 - Brandon Smith, MD
  • 2019 - Jacob Joseph, MD
  • 2018 - Elyne Kahn, MD and Kevin Chen, MD
  • 2017 - Nicole Bentley, MD
  • 2016 - Thomas J. Wilson, MD
  • 2015 - Osama Kashlan, MD
  • 2014 - William Stetler, Jr., MD
  • 2013 - Shawn Hervey-Jumper, MD

Chandler Clinical Research Award

The Chandler Clinical Research Award is conferred to the best clinical research presentation at the University of Michigan Neurosurgery Resident Research Symposium.

  • 2020 - No symposium due to COVID-19
  • 2019 - Siri Khalsa, MD
  • 2018 - Drew Wilkinson, MD
  • 2017 - Todd Hollon, MD
  • 2016 - Wajd Al-Holou, MD and Thomas J. Wilson, MD
  • 2015 - William Stetler, Jr., MD
  • 2014 - Thomas J. Wilson, MD

Crosby Basic Science Research Award

The Crosby Basic Science Research Award is conferred to the best basic science presentation at the University of Michigan Neurosurgery Resident Research Symposium.

  • 2020 - No symposium due to COVID-19
  • 2019 - Todd Hollon, MD and Luis Savastano, MD
  • 2018 - Todd Hollon, MD and Luis Savastano, MD
  • 2017 - Luis Savastano, MD
  • 2016 - Luis Savastano, MD
  • 2015 - Wajd Al-Holou, MD
  • 2014 - William Stetler, Jr., MD

Friends of Neurosurgery Award

The Friends of Neurosurgery Award is given annually to a faculty or staff member outside of the department who is instrumental in teaching our neurosurgical residents.

  • 2020 - Robert Fraumann, MD, Department of Anesthesiology
  • 2019 - Mott MR/OR Techs: Samual Elkins, ARRT (R)(MR); Robert F. Ladouceur, BS, ASRT (R)(CT)(MR); David J. Nagy, BS, RT (R)(CT)(MR); and Dragan Spremo, (R)(CT)(MR)
  • 2018 - Elvie Casper, BSN, RN, CNOR, Department of Nursing (retired)
  • 2017 - Meghan Wind, LMSW, Department of UMH Social Work
  • 2016 - Erin McKean, MD, Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2015 - Magnus Teig, MD, Department of Anesthesiology
  • 2014 - Sandra Camelo-Piragua, MD, Department of Pathology
  • 2013 - Jonathan Trobe, MD, Department of Neurology
  • 2012 - Doug Quint, MD, Department of Radiology
  • 2011 - Erin McKean, MD, Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2010 - George Mashour, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology