Robert Goodloe McGahey, M.D., Award

The McGahey Awards were endowed by Mr. James Herbert White and his wife, Mrs. Virginia McGahey White in honor of her father, Dr. Robert Goodloe McGahey. Dr. McGahey was one of the first physicians to practice anesthesia in Alabama, and he joined the American Association of Anesthesia in 1916. Dr. McGahey had an office in Birmingham's West End and was long associated with the Birmingham Infirmary, which became Birmingham Baptist Hospital, a forerunner of Baptist Medical Center-Princeton.

Beginning in 1995, the McGahey Award for Outstanding Medical Student in Anesthesiology was awarded to a graduating UAB School of Medicine (UABSOM) medical student demonstrating the most outstanding performance during an anesthesiology rotation.  The McGahey Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, established in 2001, is awarded to the faculty member and resident voted the best teachers by the medical students rotating through the department.  The McGahey Awards are announced each year at the Resident Graduation.

Former recipients of the awards include:

2013
Jean-Francois Pittet, M.D.
Lee Goeddel, M.D.

2012
Thomas A. Moore, II, M.D.
Hallie Neal, M.D. 

2011
Ryan Deon Swain, M.D.

2010
Michael G. Neimkin (medical student)

James Boyce, M.D.
Danny Theodore, M.D.

2009
Philip C. Johnson (medical student)

Bryan Jones, M.D.
Philip McArdle, M.D.

2008
Prentiss Albert Lawson [medical student]
Christine R. Piefer, M.D. [resident]
James R. Boyce, M.D. [faculty]

2007
David Thomas Corbett [medical student]
Jennifer L. Badia, M.D. [resident]
James R. Boyce, M.D. [faculty]

2006
Jack Harold Crawford [medical student]
Mark Davidson, M.D. [resident]
Philip J. McArdle, M.D. [faculty]

2005
Jeffrey William Dyer-Smith [medical student]
Brannon D. Marlowe, M.D. [resident]
James R. Boyce, M.D. [faculty]

2004
John Everett Blake [medical student]
James A. Sparrow, M.D., and Aimee H. Walsh, M.D. [residents]
James R. Boyce, M.D. [faculty]

2003
Jason D. Kennedy [medical student]
Allen N. Gustin, Jr., M.D., and Aimee H. Walsh, M.D. [residents]
James R. Boyce, M.D. [faculty]

2002
Eric G. Clary [medical student]

Allen N. Gustin, Jr., M.D. [resident]
James R. Boyce, M.D. [faculty]

2001
Jennifer Rae Dollar [medical student]

2000
Ralph Thomas Lyerly [medical student]

1999
Brad Lamont Steenwyk [medical student]

1998
Susan Dixon

1997
Tom Adair

1996
Natalie Smith

1995
Russell Brockwell