The NYCPS Residents' Committee Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards 

The demands of residency training require residents to be strong, confident, to take initiative, and to have an interest in helping others. This is not an easy task to complete alone and often leads itself to seeking a mentor. Having a mentor who fosters personal and educational growth during this time is essential. A mentor is someone to look up to, embodies strength, confidence, a fervor for learning, and most importantly is supportive and sensitive to a resident’s needs during training. As residents, we are exposed to a multitude of faculty members who devote their time to teach and guide residents, fostering hope in the future of physicians. The Residents' Committee would like to take the time to honor faculty mentors who embody these characteristics and give thanks for their outstanding contributions to resident training. 

-The NYCPS Residents' Committee 

Congratulations to the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Mentors!

2019 Recipients

Sasidhar Gunturu, M.D., Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Louis Linfield, M.D., Columbia University/ Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

Omar Mirza, D.O., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Peng Pang, M.D., Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Staten Island University Hospital

Julie Penzner, M.D., NY Presbyterian Hospital/ Cornell

Seema Quraishi, M.D., Mt. Sinai/ Beth Israel

Daniel Richter, M.D., Columbia University/ NY State Psychiatric Institute

Prameet Singh, M.D., Mt. Sinai/ St. Luke’s

Jose Vito, M.D., NYU School of Medicine


Eligibility Requirements and Criteria

  • Have direct exposure with residents during their training either as permanent or volunteer faculty for a residency program
  • APA member 
  • Acts as a role model
  • Embodies strength, confidence, a fervor for learning
  • Supportive to residents, their training, and future careers
  • Engages residents in the act of learning
  • Is confident in their own abilities
  • Fosters growth both educationally and personally
  • Is willing to support residents when faced with a challenge

Selection

Due to the diversity of each program, program representatives on the Residents' Committee are responsible for selecting a recipient within their program. This process may include but is not limited to requesting nominations from fellow residents within their current program and organizing a voting process. Additionally, program directors may be considered as nominees at the discretion of each program representative.

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award recipients are honored during the NYCPS Annual Meeting. 


Previous Recipients

2018 Recipients

  • Carmen Casasnovas, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel) Program 
  • Anna Costakis, M.D. Special Mentorship Award 
  • Caitlin Stork, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai Program 
  • Alison Hermann, M.D. New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program
  • Claire Holderness, M.D. New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program
  • Panagiota Korenis, M.D. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Program
  • Timothy Sullivan, M.D. Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Staten Island University
  • Michael Walton, M.D. New York University School of Medicine Program 

2017 Recipients

  • Laura Ancona, M.D. Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital Program
  • Lauralyn Fredrickson, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Program
  • Panagiota Korenis, M.D. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Program 
  • David A Lowenthal, M.D. New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)/New York State Psychiatric Institute Program
  • Julie Penzner, M.D. New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program
  • Mary Chandler Rainey, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel) Program

2016 Recipients

  • Jonathan Avery, M.D. New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program
  • Nancy Maruyama, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Beth Israel) Program 
  • Maria Oquendo, M.D. New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program
  • Roshanak Ramezani, M.D. New York Medical College (Metropolitan) Program 
  • Blake Rosenthal, M.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program 
  • Margaret Seide, M.D. Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital Program
  • Michael Walton, M.D. New York University School of Medicine Program