Feb 21, 2013

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center recently honored 109 physician educators with an inaugural Saint Francis Faculty Fellows Award. The awards are aimed at raising awareness around medical teaching by Hospital physicians.

In addition to the Faculty Fellows awards, two Educator Awards were presented. Judith A. Carey, R.S.M., Ph.D., was honored with the inaugural Sister Judy Carey Humanistic Educator Award, presented to a faculty fellow who demonstrates a passion for humanistic teaching. Sister Judy, former Vice President Mission Integration, retired from the Hospital in October, 2012.  She currently serves on the Boards of the Connecticut Hospital Association, Hispanic Health Council and Leadership Greater Hartford. She is a member of the Archdiocese of Hartford Sexual Abuse Review Board and the Conference for Mercy Higher Education Board.

Bimalin Lahiri, M.D., was awarded the first Dr. Bimalin Lahiri Distinguished Educator Award, honoring an outstanding educator over the long term. Dr. Lahiri is the Chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Saint Francis. He has been a member of the Saint Francis Medical and Dental Staff since 1969. He holds an appointment as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine.


The following physicians were honored as Faculty Fellows:

Jonathan Abrams, M.D.

Jose M. Arias-Camison, M.D.

Sabeena Arora, M.B.B.S.

Sivasenthil Arumugam, M.D.

Saumitra R. Banerjee, M.D.

Ellison Berns, M.D.

Syed Bilgrami, M.B.B.S.

Frederick Bogin, M.D.

Michael R. Bourque, M.D.

Thomas A. Brunell, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Michael S. Butensky, M.D.

William Carney, M.D.

Alan Cementina, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Scheuster E. Christie, M.D.

Paula Cinti, M.D.

Bernard A. Clark, III, M.D.

Leonard Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven R. Cohen, M.D.

Robert A. Cushman, M.D.

John D'Alessio, M.D.

Perry Dansky, M.D.

Ibrahim Michel Daoud, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Constantin A. Dasanu, M.D., Ph.D.

Craig Dennen, M.D.

Luis Federico Diez-Morales, M.D.

Daniel J. Diver, M.D.

Richard L. Edwards, M.D.

Maria Ellis, M.D.

Scott Ellner, D.O., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Julian Esteban, M.D., M.S.

Robert Feld, M.D.

Michael Firestone, M.D.

John Fojtik, M.D.

Andrew Gabow, M.D.

Daniel A. Gerardi, M.D., F.C.C.P.

Elisa Gil-Pires, M.D.

Robin B. Gold, M.D.

Robert A. Green, M.D.

Prashant Grover, M.D., F.C.C.P.

Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D.

Danyal Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H.

Mary Beth Janicki, M.D.

Adarsh Jha, M.D.

Michael Joyce, M.D.

Anita M. Kelsey, M.D.

Hugh A. Kennedy, M.D.

Surendra P. Khera, M.D.

Edmund Alan Kim, M.D.

Jay Kimmel, M.D.

Kevin Krebsbach, M.D.

Robert Krug, M.D.

Bimalin Lahiri, M.D.

Manocher Lashgari, M.D.

M. Nathan Lassman, M.D.

Laurie Anne Loiacono, M.D., F.C.C.P.

Robert W. Lyons, M.D.

Todd Mailly, M.D.

Gregory Makoul, Ph.D.

Madhuri Manne, M.D.

Kenia Mansilla-Rivera, M.D.

John J. Mara, M.D.

Karl Markuszka, M.D.

Ralph Martin, M.D.

Allan Mayer, D.O.

Sean J. McKeon, M.D.

Thomas Miller, M.D.

Paul F. Mitchell, D.M.D.

Muhammad Irfan Munawar, M.D.

Marlene A. Murphy-Setzko, M.D.

Edgar R. Naut, M.D.

Richard M. Newman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Eugene Orientale, Jr., M.D.

John J. Osowski, M.D.

Ann Parke, M.B.B.S

John Pettini, D.O., F.A.C.E.P.

John Polio, M.D.

Anthony Posteraro, M.D.

Murthappa N. Prakash, M.D., F.S.C.A.I.

Sundaram V. Ramanan, M.D.

Surita Rao, M.D.

Joerg Rathmann, M.D.

Brian James Riley, D.O.

John F. Rodis, M.D.  

Phillip Roland, M.D.

Franklin Rosenberg, M.D.

Lisa M. Rossi, M.D.

Steven T. Ruby, M.D.

Joseph C. Sala, D.O.

Aric Schichor, M.D.

Elizabeth Schiller, M.D.

David S. Shapiro, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Adam R. Silverman, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Linda M. Sinapi, M.S.W.

Sanjay Sinha, M.D.

James D. Slavin, Jr., M.D.

Rick Soucier, M.D.

Phillip M. Stark, M.D.

Thomas Terenzi, D.O., Ed.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.C.P.

William Traverse, M.D.

Nancy P. Trout, M.D.

Walter P. Trymbulak, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Twohig, M.D.

Brian Van Linda, M.D.

Socorro J. Vargas, M.D.

Mark Wolf, M.D.

Aris Yannopoulos, M.D.

Todd Zachs, M.D.

Roy Zagieboylo, M.D.

Kristen A. Zarfos, M.D., F.A.C.S.



About Saint Francis Care


Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Its services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit