The Dean’s Excellence Awards are annual honors to recognize outstanding contributions made by faculty across the Heersink School of Medicine—one to a junior faculty member (instructor or assistant professor) and the other to a senior faculty member (associate professor or full professor)—in the areas of service, teaching, research, mentorship and diversity enhancement. 

Awardees are selected through a peer-review process facilitated by a member of the dean’s leadership team.

Marissa Dean, M.D.

Marissa Dean, M.D.

Teaching
Junior Faculty
Department of Neurology 

Shawn Galin, Ph.D.

Shawn Galin, Ph.D.

Teaching
Senior Faculty
Department of Medicine 

Sheetal Gandotra, M.D.

Sheetal Gandotra, M.D.

Teaching
Junior Faculty
Department of Medicine

Erin Snyder, M.D.

Erin Snyder, M.D.

Teaching
Senior Faculty
Deparment of Medicine

Teresa Wilborn, Ph.D., Pharm.D.

Teresa Wilborn, Ph.D., Pharm.D.

Teaching
Senior Faculty
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D.

Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D.

Research
Senior Faculty
Department of Psychiatry

Kelly Hyndman, Ph.D.

Kelly Hyndman, Ph.D.

Research 
Junior Faculty
Department of Medicine

Nita Limdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D.,

Nita Limdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D.,

Research 
Senior Faculty
Department of Neurology

Anna Sorace, Ph.D.

Anna Sorace, Ph.D.

Research
Junior Faculty
Department of Radiology

Nathaniel Erdmann, M.D., Ph.D.

Nathaniel Erdmann, M.D., Ph.D.

Service
Junior Faculty
Department of Medicine 

Megan Hays, Ph.D.

Megan Hays, Ph.D.

Service 
Junior Faculty
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Tiffani Maycock, D.O.

Tiffani Maycock, D.O.

Service 
Senior Faculty
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Eric Wallace, M.D.

Eric Wallace, M.D.

Service
Senior Faculty
Department of Medicine

Elizabeth Beierle, M.D.

Elizabeth Beierle, M.D.

Mentorship 
Senior Faculty
Department of Surgery 

Edwin Blalock, Ph.D.

Edwin Blalock, Ph.D.

Mentorship 
Senior Faculty
Department of Medicine 

Cristin Gavin, Ph.D.

Cristin Gavin, Ph.D.

Mentorship 
Junior Faculty
Department of Neurobiology

Morissa Ladinsky, M.D.

Morissa Ladinsky, M.D.

Diversity Enhancement 
Senior Faculty
Department of Pediatrics

KeAndrea Titer, M.D.

KeAndrea Titer, M.D.

Diversity Enhancement 
Junior Faculty
Department of Medicine