Honors and Awards

Doerschug Receives 2012 Award for Quality Improvement and Clinical Performance

Kevin Doerschug

Pulmonary faculty Kevin Doerschug, M.D., Ph.D. received the Internal Medicine Award for Quality Improvement and Clinical Performance, which recognizes faculty who have introduced new processes that hace demonstrably improved quality, clinical performance, and/or patient satisfaction in an area of general or subspecialty medicine.


Hornick Receives 2011 Outstanding Physician Award

Doug Hornick

Pulmonary faculty Doug Hornick, M.D. received the Internal Medicine Outstanding Physician Award, which is given to clinical faculty who display superior patient evaluation and treatment skills and demonstrate exceptional teaching and communication skills with colleagues, housestaff, and students.

Previous recipients:
Jeff S. Wilson, M.D. - 2010
Thomas J. Gross, M.D. - 200


Pulmonary fellows receive 2010 CHEST Foundation awards

Surya Bhatt

Bryon Johnson

Pulmonary Fellows Surya Bhatt and Bryon Johnson received awards from the CHEST Foundation.

Dr. Bhatt received a Case Report Award for outstanding presentation for his talk entitled "Rapid Recurrence of Interstitial Fibrosis following Lung Transplantation."

Dr. Johnson received the Young Investigator award, which aims "to recognise the outstanding research effors of young investigors" according to the ACCP website. The abstract for Dr. Johnson's project, "Inhaled Albuterol Impairs Microcirculatory Responses to Induced Ischemia in Healthy Subjects," was published in the abstract supplement to the October 2010 issue of Chest.

Visit the ACCP website for details.


Hornick Receives Iowa Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician’s Award

Hornick Award

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Iowa Society Chapter sought a way to honor a member who demonstrated excellence in clinical care of patients.  This Iowa Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician’s Award was given to Dr Douglas Hornick in 2009. 

Dr. Hornick is a well respected member of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at the University of Iowa for his care to patients and his teaching.  He has been involved with the ATS from a local to a national level, but all of those who know him, including his patient’s, think of him first as an outstanding clinician and friend.  His interactive nature and sense of humor make his lectures stand out from the rest.  He truly enjoys teaching. 

Supporting letters from Dr Hornick’s peers for the Outstanding Clinician’s Award include comments on his numerous achievements and inspiring nature.  From his patients, comments reflected on his compassionate care and their complete trust in him.  Perhaps the following anecdote from a patient with Cystic Fibrosis is the essence of why Dr Hornick received this award: “Dr. Hornick is the best doctor I’ve ever had.  He knows we have lives outside of ‘being sick’.  He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, a big heart filled with compassion and excellent bedside manner towards his patients and their families.  Every day reminds me of how grateful I am to have Dr. Hornick as my doctor.

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