Awards Program

Alliance Awards Program

Each year the Alliance and its charter associations honor members of the academic internal medicine community for outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to the profession and the organization through the AAIM Awards Program. With  many different awards designed to honor various positions within departments of medicine and the internal medicine community, there is ample opportunity to ensure your colleagues are recognized for their commitment, enthusiasm, and expertise.

Alliance award nominations are now closed. If you have questions about the AAIM Awards Program, please contact AAIM Member Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion Team  at (703) 341-4540 or email

2022 Award Recipients

The Alliance is excited to announce the 2022 awards recipients. This year’s recipients represent an outstanding group of academic internal medicine professionals who have been recognized for their exceptional leadership, dedicated service, and astounding achievements. Recipients will be honored during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2022, to be held April 10–13, 2022 in Charlotte NC. Join us in congratulating these individuals for their contributions to academic internal medicine.

AAIM Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award
Sarah C. Schaeffer, MD
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

AAIM Special Recognition
Davoren A. Chick, MD, FACP
American College of Physicians, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

AIM Distinguished Service Award
Sylk Sotto, EdD, MBA, MPS
Indiana University School of Medicine

APDIM Dema C. Daley Founders Award
Sarah Tilstra, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

APDIM Distinguished Community Medical Educator Award
Armand Krikorian, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center

APDIM Distinguished Medical Educator Award
Richard Panush, MD
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

APDIM Program Administrator Excellence Award
Krystle Santos
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

APM Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award
Alan Fogelman, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

ASP Eric G. Neilson, MD, Leadership in Specialty Internal Medicine Award
Ricardo Correa, MD, Es.D, FACP, FACE, FAPCR, CMQ
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

CDIM Early Career Medical Student Educator Award
Margot E. Cohen, MD
Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

CDIM Linda J. Marts Administrator Service Award
Tara Loushine, MS, CHES
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

CDIM Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award
Reed Van Deusen, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

CDIM Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award
Douglas S. Paauw, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine

MPPDA Brendan P. Kelly, MD, Award
Himani Divatia, DO
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/ChristianaCare

MPPDA Leadership in Med-Peds Award
Caroline Mueller, MD, MEd
University of Cincinnati

MPPDA Program Administrator Service Award
Mary Sarah Thanas, C-TAGME
Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Primary Care)

MPPDA Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr., MD, Award
Nora Abo-Sido, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Past Awards Recipients