May 23, 2022

Gandotra named 2022 Dean’s Excellence Award winner in Teaching

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Gandotra SheetalSheetal Gandotra, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, is the junior faculty winner of the 2022 Dean's Excellence Award in Teaching.    

Gandotra was essential to the division establishing the first ACGME-accredited Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program. She designed a curriculum that met the standards and regulations of the ACGME, developed a training schedule, and created an evaluation process to assess trainees. Implementing a new fellowship program is no simple task; it requires significant attention to detail. The creation of this program attests to Gandotra's capabilities and strong leadership and teaching skills.   

Additionally, Gandotra develops curricula for students and trainees on all levels through her participation in the UAB Fellows Basic Airway Didactics and Workshop. She is also a member of the UAB Interprofessional Simulation Program where she creates monthly multi-disciplinary ventilator simulations for the pulmonary and critical care fellows.

Gandotra serves on the UAB Critical Care Education Committee, Curriculum Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Clinical Competency Committee, and the Recruitment Committee. 

Sheetal Gandotrabearned her medical doctorate at Saba University School of Medicine in 2012. She joined UAB in 2018.