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Academy of Medical Educators


The Academy of Medical Educators is designed to reward teaching and to promote best practices in teaching across the Department. In brief, its mission is to advance and support teaching in the Department of Medicine.  By its very existence, it will improve the visibility and sense of valuing teaching in our department.  The goals of the Academy of Medical Educators are to:

  1. Identify, recognize and honor master teachers.
  2. Develop and implement innovative education tools/programs.
  3. Mentor and train aspiring educators who will act as role models for other faculty.

The Emory University Academy will recognize and support educational efforts for medical students, graduate students, internal medicine residents, clinical and post-doctoral fellows and faculty in all divisions of the Department of Medicine.

Academy Members:

• Manuel Eskildsen, MD, Current Chair of Academy of Medical Educators
• Daniel Dressler, MD, MSc, Incoming Chair of Academy of Medical Educators
• Wendy Armstrong, MD
• Lisa Bernstein, MD
• William Branch Jr, MD
• Erica Brownfield, MD
• Lorenzo Difrancesco, MD
• Joyce Doyle, MD
• Dustin Smith, MD
• Jonathan Flacker, MD
• Robert Gaynes, MD
• Steven Gorbatkin, MD, PhD
• Stacy Higgins, MD
• Ned Holland Jr, MD
• Octavian Ioachimescu, MD
• Jan-Michael Klapproth, MD
• Kimberly Manning, MD
• Vandana Niyyar, MD
• Barbara Pettitt, MD
• John Pittman, MD
• Robin Rutherford, MD
• David Schulman, MD, MPH
• Philip Shayne, MD
• Laurence Sperling, MD
• Ram Subramanian, MD
• Vin Tangpricha, MD
• Kenneth Walker, MD
• Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD

Academy Executive Committee External Members

Barbara Pettitt, MD (Surgery)
Philip Shayne, MD (Emergency Medicine)