Geriatric Medicine: Awards
The Barry J. Goldlist Teacher of the Year Award
This award is presented annually to a division member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching in the postgraduate program by the current year’s resident cohort. This award was named in honour of Dr. Goldlist’s outstanding dedication as a leader in the field of geriatric medicine and serves as an enduring legacy of his visionary leadership, mentorship and contributions to education.
|2018 - 2019||Karen Ng|
THE UHN/SINAI HEALTH ESTHER AND SAUL BAKER AWARDS
The prestigious Esther and Saul Baker Awards are presented annually to clinicians and medical trainees in recognition of their excellent and outstanding contributions in the care of older patients across the University Health Network (UHN) and Sinai Health in Toronto.
The original Saul Baker Awards were established in 1995 by the late Dr. Gerald Baker, Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Sinai Health’s Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Michael Baker, UHN's former Physician-in-Chief after their father, Saul Baker, died in 1993. Mr. Baker’s sons and family created these awards for two reasons, first – to-honour their father and second - to thank and recognize the staff of the UHN Geriatrics Program who provided him with the compassionate and expert care he needed near the end of his life.
Since 1995, outstanding medical residents, nurses and allied health professionals at UHN who demonstrate excellence and outstanding contributions in the care of older patients have been continually honoured with this distinguished award.
In 2011, with the Baker family's continued support, this awards program was expanded to include Mount Sinai Hospital and later the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in recognition of the development of a new combined and expanded Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program that now spans all Sinai Health and the University Health Network and has grown to become the largest academic geriatrics program in the Greater Toronto Area and possibly Canada. In recognition of the continuously growing number of trainees that rotate through the program, new award categories were also created to specifically honour additional categories of outstanding medical students, residents and fellows. Finally, the family also supported the renaming of this new expanded awards program to also honour Esther Baker, Saul’s wife as well, who has for nearly 20 years presented the award to its recipients.
The Esther and Saul Baker Awards are presented each spring at an annual event that includes all generations of the Baker family and help provide an opportunity to reflect on the growth of geriatrics as a specialty in Canada, and the contributions that the Baker Family have made in supporting its development for nearly three decades.
Dr. Christina Reppas-Rindlisbacher (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)
Dr. Victoria Yang Yang Jean Xu (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)
Dr. Patrick Jung (tied Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Katie Krause (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Katrina Piggott (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Martha Carmichael (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Amanda Gardhouse (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Ms. Senait Werkelul (UHN Nurse)
Dr. Jason Kerr (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Dan Liberman (tied Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Vicky Chau (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Karen Ng (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Raymond Kim (Medical Resident)
Dr. Nishi Varshney (Medical Resident)*
Dr. Joanne Ho (Medical Resident)*
Dr. Mini Joshipura (Medical Resident)*
Dr. Rupert Abdalian (medical resident)
Ms. Sandra Tully (UHN nurse)
Dr Camilla Wong (Medical Resident)*
Dr. Jacqueline Tsang (Medical resident)
Ms. Elizabeth O (UHN occupational therapist)
|2003||Ms. Beth Curiale (UHN Nurse manager)|
|2002||Dr. Dante Morra (medical resident)|
|2001||Ms. Kathryn Anne Gemmill (UHN nurse)|
|2000||Dr. Brendan McCormick (medical resident)|
|1999||Dr. Wendy Cook (medical resident)|
Ms. Sylvia Davidson (UHN Occupational Therapist)
Dr. George Heckman (Medical Resident)*
Mr. Larry Carriere (UHN Nurse)
1995 (inaugural year)
Dr. Shabbir Alibhai (Medical Resident)*
*Denotes Currently Practicing Geriatrician