Saint Francis Honors Physicians

First Faculty Fellows Awards 

(Hartford, Conn. February 19, 2013)  Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center recently honored 109 physician educators with an inaugural Saint Francis Faculty Fellows Award. The awards are aimed at raising awareness around medical teaching by Hospital physicians. 

In addition to the Faculty Fellows awards, two Educator Awards were presented. Judith A. Carey, R.S.M., Ph.D., was honored with the inaugural Sister Judy Carey Humanistic Educator Award, presented to a faculty fellow who demonstrates a passion for humanistic teaching. Sister Judy, former Vice President Mission Integration, retired from the Hospital in October, 2012.  She currently serves on the Boards of the Connecticut Hospital Association, Hispanic Health Council and Leadership Greater Hartford. She is a member of the Archdiocese of Hartford Sexual Abuse Review Board and the Conference for Mercy Higher Education Board.  

Bimalin Lahiri, M.D., was awarded the first Dr. Bimalin Lahiri Distinguished Educator Award, honoring an outstanding educator over the long term. Dr. Lahiri is the Chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Saint Francis. He has been a member of the Saint Francis Medical and Dental Staff since 1969. He holds an appointment as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine.  

The following physicians were honored as Faculty Fellows: 

Jonathan Abrams, M.D. 

Jose M. Arias-Camison, M.D.  

Sabeena Arora, M.B.B.S. 

Sivasenthil Arumugam, M.D. 

Saumitra R. Banerjee, M.D. 

Ellison Berns, M.D. 

Syed Bilgrami, M.B.B.S. 

Frederick Bogin, M.D. 

Michael R. Bourque, M.D. 

Thomas A. Brunell, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. 

Michael S. Butensky, M.D. 

William Carney, M.D. 

Alan Cementina, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. 

Scheuster E. Christie, M.D. 

Paula Cinti, M.D. 

Bernard A. Clark, III, M.D. 

Leonard Cohen, M.D., Ph.D. 

Steven R. Cohen, M.D. 

Robert A. Cushman, M.D. 

John D'Alessio, M.D. 

Perry Dansky, M.D. 

Ibrahim Michel Daoud, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Constantin A. Dasanu, M.D., Ph.D. 

Craig Dennen, M.D. 

Luis Federico Diez-Morales, M.D. 

Daniel J. Diver, M.D. 

Richard L. Edwards, M.D. 

Maria Ellis, M.D. 

Scott Ellner, D.O., M.P.H., F.A.C.S. 

Julian Esteban, M.D., M.S. 

Robert Feld, M.D. 

Michael Firestone, M.D. 

John Fojtik, M.D. 

Andrew Gabow, M.D. 

Daniel A. Gerardi, M.D., F.C.C.P. 

Elisa Gil-Pires, M.D. 

Robin B. Gold, M.D. 

Robert A. Green, M.D. 

Prashant Grover, M.D., F.C.C.P. 

Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D. 

Danyal Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H. 

Mary Beth Janicki, M.D. 

Adarsh Jha, M.D. 

Michael Joyce, M.D. 

Anita M. Kelsey, M.D. 

Hugh A. Kennedy, M.D. 

Surendra P. Khera, M.D. 

Edmund Alan Kim, M.D. 

Jay Kimmel, M.D. 

Kevin Krebsbach, M.D. 

Robert Krug, M.D. 

Bimalin Lahiri, M.D. 

Manocher Lashgari, M.D. 

M. Nathan Lassman, M.D. 

Laurie Anne Loiacono, M.D., F.C.C.P. 

Robert W. Lyons, M.D. 

Todd Mailly, M.D. 

Gregory Makoul, Ph.D. 

Madhuri Manne, M.D. 

Kenia Mansilla-Rivera, M.D. 

John J. Mara, M.D. 

Karl Markuszka, M.D. 

Ralph Martin, M.D. 

Allan Mayer, D.O. 

Sean J. McKeon, M.D. 

Thomas Miller, M.D.  

Paul F. Mitchell, D.M.D. 

Muhammad Irfan Munawar, M.D.  

Marlene A. Murphy-Setzko, M.D. 

Edgar R. Naut, M.D. 

Richard M. Newman, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Eugene Orientale, Jr., M.D. 

John J. Osowski, M.D. 

Ann Parke, M.B.B.S 

John Pettini, D.O., F.A.C.E.P. 

John Polio, M.D. 

Anthony Posteraro, M.D. 

Murthappa N. Prakash, M.D., F.S.C.A.I.  

Sundaram V. Ramanan, M.D. 

Surita Rao, M.D. 

Joerg Rathmann, M.D. 

Brian James Riley, D.O. 

John F. Rodis, M.D.    

Phillip Roland, M.D. 

Franklin Rosenberg, M.D.  

Lisa M. Rossi, M.D.  

Steven T. Ruby, M.D. 

Joseph C. Sala, D.O. 

Aric Schichor, M.D. 

Elizabeth Schiller, M.D. 

David S. Shapiro, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Adam R. Silverman, M.D., F.A.C.P. 

Linda M. Sinapi, M.S.W. 

Sanjay Sinha, M.D. 

James D. Slavin, Jr., M.D. 

Rick Soucier, M.D. 

Phillip M. Stark, M.D.  

Thomas Terenzi, D.O., Ed.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.C.P. 

William Traverse, M.D. 

Nancy P. Trout, M.D.  

Walter P. Trymbulak, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. 

Michael Twohig, M.D. 

Brian Van Linda, M.D. 

Socorro J. Vargas, M.D. 

Mark Wolf, M.D. 

Aris Yannopoulos, M.D.