Honors/Recognition

Our residents are active both locally and nationally receiving awards and honors.

Medical Student Teaching Awards:

Resident teacher of the year for excellence in teaching on our clerkship:
  • 2014: Abigail Mancuso, MD
  • 2013: Megan McDonald, MD
  • 2012: Jennifer Steines, MD
Golden Apple for Excellence in teaching:
  • 2014: Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD; Andrea O’Shea, MD; Amandeep Mahal, MD
  • 2013: Adrienne Adams, MD; Erica Hofland, MD; Erin Eppsteiner, MD
  • 2012: Ryan Empey, MD; Erin Eppsteiner, MD; Kristine Van Kirk, MD

Multiple Obstetrics and Gynecology residents have been nominated for or received Resident Teacher of the Year awards from the entire College of Medicine M3 or M4 class. Dr. Adrienne Adams, R4, was the 2014 winner of the M3 Resident of the Year award and a finalist for the M4 Resident of the Year award

Amandeep Mahal, MD, residency class of 2014, was elected ACOG District VI Junior Fellow Vice Chair, 2012-2013, and served as ACOG District VI Junior Fellow chair 2013-14. Dr. Adrianne Racek, R2, and Dr. Abigail Mancuso, R2, were respectively elected ACOG District VI Junior Fellow Vice Chair and Secretary, 2014-15.

Our physicians are active in all arenas from local to international and have received recognition of their efforts.

Medical Student Teaching Awards

APGO Faculty teacher of the year voted on by the M3 class:
  • 2014: Jennifer Steines, MD
  • 2013: Merida Miller, MD
  • 2012: Elizabeth Cook, ARNP, CNM, WHNP

Resident Teaching Awards

ACOG/CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Residence teaching voted on by the residents:
  • 2014: Abbey Hardy-Fairbanks, MD
  • 2013: Merida Miller, MD
  • 2012: Marygrace Elson, MD, MME
  • Dr. Ginny Ryan was named a 2014 Woman of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal for her work with Girls on the Run locally, and for her dedication to care for women here and in Haiti.
  • Dr. Colleen Stockdale received a 2014 Distinguished Mentor of the Year Award from the District VI Junior Fellows, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
  • Dr. Merida Miller received a 2013 GME clinical coaching award selected from across all UIHC residency programs and nominated by the residents.
  • Dr. Kelly Ward received the 2012 Patient Satisfaction and Service Excellence Award from the University of Iowa Physicians.
  • Dr. Thomas Gellhaus received the Mentor Award from the Junior Fellows, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2012.
  • Dr. Rachel Maassen received a Forty under Forty Award from the Corridor Business Journal for her outstanding leadership and for making a significant impact on the corridor community.

Our physicians are regularly honored as some of the best in the country including these physicians on the following lists: Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, and Consumer’s Research Council of America.

  • David Bender, MD
  • Noelle Bowdler, MD
  • Catherine Bradley, MD, MSCE
  • William Davis, MD
  • Marygrace Elson, MD, MME
  • Thomas Gellhaus, MD
  • Rene Genadry, MD
  • Stephen Hunter, MD, PhD
  • Susan Johnson, MD, MS
  • Kimberly Leslie, MD
  • Jennifer Niebyl, MD
  • Ginny Ryan, MD, MA
  • Gregory Skopec, MD
  • Colleen Kennedy Stockdale, MD, MS
  • Craig Syrop, MD
  • Bradley Van Voorhis, MD

Our faculty serve as Board Examiners for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Noelle Bowdler, MD
  • Catherine Bradley, MD, MSCE
  • Marygrace Elson, MD, MME
  • Thomas Gellhaus, MD
  • Kimberly Leslie, MD
  • Bradley Van Voorhis, MD

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