BU/BMC Faculty Recognized for Clinical Excellence

BUMG Education Committee Chair Tracey Dechert, MD with award recipients Drs. James Maypole, Sarah Crane, Shannon Bell, Genevieve Preer, and James Hudspeth, MD, and BUMG CEO William Creevy, MD.
BUMG Education Committee Chair Tracey Dechert, MD, with award recipients Drs. James Maypole, Sarah Crane, Shannon Bell, Genevieve Preer, and James Hudspeth, MD, and BUMG CEO William Creevy, MD.

Members of the BU Medical Group, formerly known as the Faculty Practice Foundation, gathered Wednesday night in Hiebert Lounge to honor the clinical contributions of faculty who exemplify the mission and values of the Group through leadership, patient care and innovative perspectives.

Fifteen faculty were inducted into the newly formed Clinical Excellence Society. They are: Shannon Bell, MD, OBGYN; Robert Canelli, MD, Anesthesiology; Hye Jin Chung, MD, Dermatology; Sarah Crane, MD, OBGYN; Tracey Dechert, MD, Surgery; Ariel Hirsch, MD, Radiation Oncology; James Hudspeth, MD, General Internal Medicine; Patricia Kavanagh, MD, Pediatrics; Kristen Lee, MD, General Internal Medicine; Jessica Levi, MD, Otolaryngology; Jack Maypole, MD, Pediatrics; Akira Murakami, MD, Radiology; Crandall Peeler, MD, Ophthalmology; Genevieve Preer, MD, Pediatrics; and Jeffrey Siracuse, MD, Vascular Surgery.

Five faculty received Clinical Excellence Awards.

New Faculty Excellence Award  – Given to a new clinician who demonstrates clinical excellence and has made exceptional contributions to the clinical mission of the organization during his/her first three years of service. Chosen among 16 nominees from 12 departments, the recipient is Shannon Bell, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Bell received her medical degree from UC-San Francisco in 2011 and completed her residency in OBGYN at Boston Medical Center in 2015. Her interests include the role of simulation in quality improvement/patient safety projects and resident skill development. She is an Associate Clinical Director of BMC’s Solomont Center for Clinical Simulation. She serves as the OBGYN consultant for the state Department of Corrections, seeing prenatal and gynecology patients at MCI-Framingham and South Middlesex, the two state correctional facilities that house women. Bell also created and serves as course director for a correctional health elective for BUSM fourth-year medical students.

Excellence in Care Award – Given to an early or mid-career clinician who demonstrates clinical excellence and is an exceptional role model for the values in his/her clinical work. Selected from 32 nominees in 14 departments, the recipients are James Hudspeth, MD, and Genevieve Preer, MD.

An Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine, Hudspeth received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He came to BU/BMC in 2011 as a hospitalist and educator. His academic interests include faculty development in low-income countries, global health—particularly in developing the careers of US trainees, and hospital medicine.  Hudspeth is the Associate Director of BMC’s Hospital Medicine Unit and Medical Director of the Inpatient General Medicine Teaching Service.

An Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Preer received her medical degree from UC-San Francisco and her residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at BMC and Boston Children’s Hospital. She sees patients in the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic and provides consultation as a member of the hospital’s Child Protection Team. She also has served as a liaison with the Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston. Preer’s interests include health advocacy, child abuse prevention and social justice.

Excellence in Leadership – Given to a clinician who demonstrates exceptional clinical leadership, embodies the BUMG core values, and has made noteworthy contributions to enhancing clinical infrastructure and/or supporting excellence in patient care. Chosen from 22 nominees in 15 departments, the recipients are Sarah Crane, MD, and James Maypole, MD.

A Clinical Assistant Professor of OBGYN, Crane received her MD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her residency in OBGYN at what was formerly known as Boston City Hospital, now BMC. Subsequently she performed a one-year fellowship in Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology at Tufts Medical Center. She joined BMC as an attending physician in 2014 and provided gynecologic care in the Pediatrics Adolescent clinic for the next six years in addition to her generalist duties. After working and teaching at Cambridge Health Alliance for 13 years, she returned to BMC as medical director of outpatient OB/GYN in January 2013.

Her research interests and activities involve peri-partum depression and HPV vaccination completion in the adult patient.

A Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Maypole received his medical degree from Yale and trained in the first class of the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics at the time Boston City Hospital became BMC in 1996. A team member of the Comprehensive Care Program under mentor Dr. Steve Parker, he also worked in a grant-funded Integrative Medicine Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Maypole later served as the Chief of Pediatrics at the South End Community Health Center from 2007-2013 when he came to BU/BMC Pediatrics full time, where he is a complex care and primary care clinician, program innovator, educator, and advocate for the care of children and youth with special needs. Maypole also writes for academic and mainstream publications on issues of child health.

“I am thrilled to see Drs. Maypole and Preer be recognized by their peers. Between them, they have more than 35 years of service to BMC/BUSM and they epitomize the compassionate care model of the Department of Pediatrics,” said Bob Vinci, MD, BMC Chief of Pediatrics and the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at BUSM. “They go above and beyond the traditional health care model to not only understand the needs of our patients, but also are steadfast in solving the challenges faced by our families. They are wonderful pediatricians who are role models, mentors and advocates and I am fortunate to call them my colleagues.”

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