Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award

Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD, AGSF

The Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award is given to a faculty member for impressive works in geriatrics education. The AGS is pleased this year to recognize Dr. Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD, AGSF for his excellence as an educator committed to enhancing the student experience through competency-based curricula, classroom and small group learning, and objective learner assessments. An Associate Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he has served as content editor of POGOe, a Donald W. Reynolds Foundation-funded online repository of geriatrics educational materials and as tutor in the annual McMaster University Evidence-Based Clinical Practice workshops. Dr. Ramaswamy currently serves as the Assessment Lead for Aquifer Geriatrics, the AGS national online geriatrics curriculum for health professions students, and co-directs the Ambulatory Care-Geriatrics clerkship, a 6-week core clerkship for third year medical students at Mount Sinai, which utilizes the Geriatrics 5Ms as a framework to teach and assess geriatrics skills. Previously a member of the AGS Ethnogeriatrics and Quality and Performance Measurement Committees, Dr. Ramaswamy was elected in 2020 to the AGS/ADGAP Education Committee, a group that works to promote geriatrics education for all trainees, students, and health professionals. In 2021, he was the recipient of Building Trust and Equity in Internal Medicine Training grant program, jointly funded by the ABIM, the ABIM Foundation, AAIM, ACP and Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to raise medical students’ awareness about ageism. With consistently stellar learning evaluations and recognition at both the local and national levels, Dr. Ramaswamy’s demonstrated commitment to geriatrics education is celebrated by colleagues, students, and mentees. 

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

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