Recognition for Excellence

The Section of Geriatrics faculty and programs are recognized for excellence at the national level. The section has received many grants and awards in recognition of this excellence.

John A. Hartford Foundation Grant

In 1998, the Section of Geriatrics at Boston University School of Medicine became a Center of Excellence in Geriatrics (COE) funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation. The purpose of this yearlong faculty development program is to attract additional outstanding physicians to careers as geriatrically oriented faculty, whatever their disciplines.

Excellence in Teaching

  • Won Lee Award2022 – “Best of Poster” Award in Education, Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference: Rossana Lau-Ng, MD, MBA
  • 2021 – Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program: Ryan Chippendale, MD
  • 2021 – Be Exceptional Award – Home Care Vaccine Distribution Team
  • 2021 – Teachers’ Section Chair, American Geriatrics Society: Megan Young, MD
  • 2020 – Alpha Omega Alpha inductee, Boston University School of Medicine: Megan Young, MD
  • 2020 – Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program: Heidi Auerbach, MD
  • 2020 – Program Coordinator Excellence Award, Boston Medical Center Graduate Medical Education: Amanda Tran
  • 2019 – Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award: Won Lee, MD
  • 2019 – Women Physicians Section Inspiration Award Honoree, American Medical Association: Megan Young, MD
  • 2019 – Geriatrics Academic Career Award, Health Resources & Services Administration: Rossana Lau-Ng, MD, MBA
  • 2019 – Excellence in Teaching Award Subspecialty Faculty, Boston Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program: Ryan Chippendale, MD
  • 2018 – Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine, Arnold P. Gold Foundation: Ryan Chippendale, MD
  • 2017 – Clinical Excellence, Department of Medicine: Heidi Auerbach, MD
  • 2017 – Junior Faculty Mentoring, Department of Medicine: Ryan Chippendale, MD
  • 2016 – Joseph T. Freeman Award, Gerontological Society of America: Thomas Perls, MD, MPH, FACP
  • 2011 – Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award, American Geriatrics Society: Sharon Levine, MD
  • 2009 – Robert Dawson Evans Mentoring Award, Department of Medicine: Rebecca A. Silliman, MD, PhD
  • 2009 – Robert Dawson Evans Outstanding Citizenship Award, Department of Medicine: George Rosenthal, MD
  • 2007 – Community-based Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Medicine: Adam Burrows, MD
  • 2005 – Robert Dawson Evans Special Recognition Teaching Award, Department of Medicine: Sharon Levine, MD
  • 2004 – Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mentorship Award: Sharon Levine, MD
  • 2003 – Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston University School of Public Health: Rebecca A. Silliman, MD, PhD
  • 2002 – Boston University School of Medicine Humanism Award: George Rosenthal, MD
  • 2001 – Robert Dawson Evans Community-Based Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Medicine: Adam Burrows, MD
  • 2000 – Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching at Boston University School of Medicine: George Rosenthal, MD
  • 1998 – The Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University: Sharon Levine, MD
  • 1995 – Clinician Educator of the Year Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, New England Region: Sharon Levine, MD