Siegel Awards Announced

Published April 11, 2011

The recipients of the 2011 Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards for Excellence in Teaching were announced April 11 during a reception in the atrium of the Biomedical Education Building.

The Siegel Awards are the foremost means for recognizing extraordinary teachers in our school.

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The recipients are:

Full-Time Teaching in the Basic Sciences

Full-Time Teaching in the Clinical Sciences

Volunteer Physician

Resident Teaching

  • Thomas Gruber, MD, Neurosurgery

Honorable Mention

Recipients of honorable mention are:

Full-Time Teaching in the Basic Sciences

Full-Time Teaching in the Clinical Sciences

Volunteer Physician

  • Lee Guterman, MD, PhD, Buffalo Neurosurgery Group
  • Douglas Moreland, MD, Buffalo Neurosurgery Group

Resident Teaching

  • Jacob Budny, MD, Orthopedics
  • Talha Khan, MD, Medicine
  • Pallavi Manvar, MD, Surgery

About the Awards

Louis A. Siegel received his medical degree from UB in 1923 and served as an assistant professor of obstetrics-gynecology for 21 years. He was a dedicated clinical teacher who was able to inspire both medical students and house officers with enthusiasm and the spirit of inquiry.

Considerations for the Siegel Awards include: instructional skill, ability to stimulate thinking and develop understanding, demonstration of sensitivity toward the human condition and serving as a role model for students.

A student award committee comprised of representatives from each medical class reviews nominations provided by students and selects awardees in the four categories.