Outstanding Clinician / Lifetime Achievement in Clinical Care

This award recognizes the exemplary performance of a practicing clinician or program leader of innovation in clinical care.

Examples include outstanding service as a medical director of a clinical program, development of clinical care management programs or new care models, leading the development of evidence-based practice guidelines or an institutional quality improvement initiative. This award carries a $5,000 discretionary academic support prize for the faculty member or group.

This will be a two-stage selection process. Nominations submitted to the selection committee will be reviewed and a list of potential awardees given to the Dean of the Medical School, who will make the final selection. Since 2012, the selection committee has reviewed submissions for the Oustanding Clinician Award and has recommended nominees for a new award: the Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Care.


Nominees must be faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School.

Nominations for the Outstanding Clinican Award can be made using the Medical School's Competition Space website.

The nomination deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017.

2016 Recipients

Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D., professor, Department of Dermatology. NOTE: Dr. Bichakjian was unable to atend the awards ceremony.

Kevin C. Chung, M.D., Charles B. de Nancrede Professor of Surgery, professor, Department of Surgery. Photo 1 | Photo 2

Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research, professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Photo 1 | Photo 2

Steven A. Telian, M.D., John L. Kemink Professor of Neurotology, professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Photo 1 | Photo 2

Past Award Winners

2015: Kevin M. Chan, M.D., Avraham Eisbruch, M.D., Jon A. Jacobson, M.D., Daniel R. Kaul, M.D. & R. Kevin Reynolds, M.D.

2014: Richard K. J. Brown, M.D., William D. Chey, M.D., Gregory P. Kalemkerian, M.D. & Arden M. Morris, M.D., M.P.H.

2013: Paula L. Bockenstedt, M.D., Hugh J. L. Garton, M.D., M.H.Sc., Steven M. Leber, M.D., Ph.D., Lori Lowe, M.D. & David M. Williams, M.D.

2012: Sybil Biermann, M.D., Steven E. Gradwohl, M.D., Khaled Hafez, M.D., Douglas J. Quint, M.D., & Cosmas J.M. Vandeven, M.D.

2011: Dennis C. Crowley, M.D., Paul L. Fine, M.D., James A Goulet, M.D., Mark B. Orringer, M.D. & Wendy L. Wahl, M.D.

2010: Mark A. Helvie, M.D., Jeffrey L. Myers, M.D., Michelle B. Riba, M.D., & Marjorie C. Treadwell, M.D.

2009: Eric R. Bates, M.D., Grace H. Elta, M.D. & Paul L. Sonda, III, M.D.

2008: Steven R. Buchman, M.D. & Timothy T. Nostrant, M.D.

2007: G. Michael Deeb, M.D., Mark A. McQuillan, M.D. & B. Gregory Thompson, M.D.

2006: Kenneth J. Pituch, M.D., Larry R. Junck, M.D. & Barry H. Gross, M.D.

2005: William J. McCune, M.D. & John E. McGillicuddy, M.D.

2004: Harry Erba, M.D. & Norah Naughton, M.D.

2003: William Chandler, M.D., Kim Eagle, M.D. & Linda Selwa, M.D.

2002: Margie Andreae, M.D. & Timothy Johnson, M.D.

2001: James F. Peggs, M.D. & Powell Kazanjian, M.D.