Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award

The Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award is targeted to a mid-career clinician educator faculty member (Associate Professor) who has made significant contributions to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools. The ideal candidate will have met some or all of the following criteria: significant contribution to the teaching of students/trainees; significant contribution to mentoring and providing career advice to students/trainees/junior faculty; significant contribution to educational program development. Teaching expertise, as well as educational program development, is valued in the selection of the recipient for this honor.

2023 Recipient: Todd James, MD, AGSF

This year, the AGS recognizes Todd James, MD, AGSF for his exceptional track record of effective leadership of geriatrics and interprofessional educational programs across multiple settings of care and levels of trainees. An Associate Professor of Medicine at the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Dr. James serves as a co-investigator for the UCSF Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) and co-leads the Interprofessional Education Strategies session at the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators Teaching Certificate Program. Through his role in the UCSF GWEP, he serves as site director for geriatrics education and has created numerous online modules and live symposiums for community providers and trainees. A former recipient of a Geriatrics Academic Career Award, Dr. James has transformed the care for older adults in the UCSF Emergency Department through the co-creation of the Age Friendly Emergency Department. He has contributed to the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Item-Writing Task Force, setting standards for the profession, and creating test questions which are used in the certification pathways for geriatric medicine. A champion of dynamic teaching, Dr. James previously coached a winning interprofessional team of pre-licensure health professional students at the University of Minnesota Interprofessional Geriatric Case Competition. An active member of the AGS community, he serves as co-chair for the Interprofessional Education and Practice (IEP) Special Interest Group, and recently helped initiate a new AGS Special Interest Group for Geriatric Emergency Departments. A leader of local and national interprofessional education both in the classroom and in clinical practice, Dr. James has demonstrated a profound commitment to the training of future generations of health professionals to provide high-quality, team-based care for older adults. 

Past Recipients of the Outstanding Mid-Career Clinical Educator of the Year Award

2022     Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD, AGSF
2021     Jorge Camilo Mora, MD, MPH
2020      Mandi Sehgal, MD
2019      Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP
2018      Amit Shah, MD, FACP, AGSF
2017      Lisa Walke, MD, MSHA, AGSF
2016      Anna Chang, MD
2015      Susan Parks, MD
2014      Louise Aronson, MD
2013      Helen Fernandez, MD

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