Department Awards

Byron Bailey Surgical Society Visiting Professorship

Every year UTMB welcomes visiting professors to give a lecture at the Byron Bailey Surgical Society Annual Meeting or UTMB Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds. Visiting professors earn the prestigious Byron Bailey Surgical Society Visiting Professorship, which grants them lifetime membership to the Byron Bailey Surgical Society.

Excell-ENT Award

This award is voted on by the residents and granted to the staff member who best represents the values of the department in their actions. Winners display a commitment to excellence and a willingness to go the extra yard.

Resident Research Award

This award is granted at the Byron Bailey Surgical Society Annual Meeting each year. Residents present one research project they completed that year, and faculty members vote on the best research project based on a number of factors.

Sapere Aude Award

This award is granted to the resident who best represents this Latin phrase meaning “dare to be wise.”

Teaching Excellence Award

This award is granted yearly to the faculty member most demonstrating an interest in and desire to teach, as voted on by the resident

Department Awards

Byron Bailey Surgical Society Visiting Professorship

2019 - Gina Jefferson, MD, FACS

Excell-ENT Award

2020 - Tricia Garza
2019 - Sal Troncozo
2018 - Amy McLemore
2017 - Amber McIntyre, RN, BSN
2016 - Moey Davis, RN, BSN

Resident Research Award

2019 - Ben Yang, MD
2018 - Chris Prze, MD
2017 - Nik Rana, MD
2016 - Jeremy Foon, MD
2015 - Matt Yantis, MD
2014 - Joseph Russell, MD
2013 - Viet Pham, MD
2012 - Benjamin Walton, MD
2011 - Francisco Pernas, MD
2010 - David Gleinser, MD

Sapere Aude Award

2020 – Christopher Prze
2019 - Lara Reichert, MD, MPH
2018 - Ben McIntire, MD
2017 - Matt Yantis, MD
2016 - Sharon Ramos, MD
2015 - Ross Patton, MD
2014 - Benjamin Walton, MD
2013 - Andrew Coughlin, MD
2012 - Francisco Pernas, MD
2011 - David Gleinser, MD

Teaching Excellence Award

2020 – Orly Coblens, MD
2019 - Tomoko Makishima, MD
2018 - Mohamad Chaaban, MD
2017 - Michael Underbrink, MD
2016 - Wasyl Szeremeta, MD
2015 - Shraddha Mukerji, MD
2014 - Dayton Young, MD
2013 - Sam Weber, MD
2012 - Susan McCammon, MD
2011 - Harold Pine, MD