Honors, Awards & Service

Faculty at the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine are accomplished leaders in our specialty, having received significant awards and honors, as well as holding distinguished leadership roles in a broad array of organizations and societies within our field.

*Denotes award

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

*SAEM/AGEM Pioneer in Geriatric Emergency Medicine (2022): Manish N. Shah
*SAEM/AGEM Academic Career Achievement Award (2021): Manish N. Shah
*SAEM/AGEM Gerson-Sanders Award (2019): Manish N. Shah
*SAEM/CDEM Young Educator of the Year (2021): David Tillman
*SAEM/CDEM Young Educator of the Year (2018): Jamie Hess
*SAEM/GEMA Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award (2018): Janis P. Tupesis
*SAEM/AEM Education and Training Outstanding Peer Reviewer (2021): Benjamin Schnapp
*SAEM Blue Ribbon Award, Scientific Assembly (2019): Brian Sharp
*SAEM Outstanding Early Career Award (2012): Azita Hamedani
SAEM Foundation Board of Trustees, President (2022-2023): Manish N. Shah
SAEM Foundation Board of Trustees, Member (2019-present): Manish N. Shah
SAEM Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine Academy Membership Committee, Chair (2022-2023): Ryan Tsuchida
SAEM International Emergency Medicine Committee, Chair (2021-2022): Janis P. Tupesis
SAEM Simulation Academy Executive Committee, Board Member (2021-2023): Michelle Hughes

American College of Emergency Physicians

*ACEP Section of Emergency Ultrasound Innovation in Education Award (2019): Sara Damewood
*ACEP Appreciation Award for service to QIPS Section (2018): Brian Sharp
*ACEP AAWEM (American Association of Women Emergency Physicians) Service to Section Award (2016): Mary Westergaard
*ACEP AAWEM Ripple Award (2015): Mary Westergaard
*ACEP AAWEM National Outstanding Mentor Award (2013): Mary Westergaard
ACEP Chair, Section of International Emergency Medicine (2020-present): Janis P. Tupesis
ACEP Chair, Section of Emergency Ultrasound Global Subcommittee (2019-2020): Jessica Schmidt
ACEP Chair, Section of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2017-2018): Brian Sharp
ACEP Chair, Section of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2015-2016): Jeff Pothof
ACEP Chair, Section of American Association of Women Emergency Physicians (2015-2017): Mary Westergaard
ACEP Chair, Research Committee (2018-2020): Manish N. Shah
ACEP Chair, Advisory Board, Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program (2020-present): Manish N. Shah
ACEP Board of Governors, Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (2017-2020): Manish N. Shah
ACEP Alternate Councilor, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section (2021-present): Collin Michels
ACEP Councilor (2015-present): Jeff Pothof
ACEP Councilor (2015-present): Michael Repplinger
ACEP Councilor (2015-present): Brian Sharp
ACEP ED Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup Consultant: Michael S. Pulia
ACEP EMS Section, Newsletter Associate Editor (2017-2018): Michael Mancera

American College of Emergency Physicians – Wisconsin Chapter

*WACEP Distinguished Service Award (2022): Jeffrey Pothof
*WACEP Distinguished Service Award (2021): Michael S. Pulia
*WACEP Distinguished Service Award (2020): Michael Repplinger
*WACEP Distinguished Service Award (2018): Azita Hamedani
*WACEP Career Development Award, Spring Symposium (2019): Michael A. Ward
*WACEP Career Development Award, Spring Symposium (2015): Michael Repplinger
WACEP President-elect (2022): Kerry Ahrens
WACEP President (2021): Brian Sharp
WACEP President (2020): Ryan Thompson
WACEP President (2019): Jeff Pothof
WACEP President (2016-2017): Bobby Redwood
WACEP President (2013): Michael Repplinger
WACEP President (2011-2012): Azita Hamedani
WACEP Secretary/Treasurer (2020): Dana Resop
WACEP Board of Directors (2021): Shera Teitge
WACEP Board of Directors (2021): Ryan Thompson
WACEP Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee (2010-2015): Michael Repplinger
WACEP Co-Chair, Wisconsin Psychiatric Association Emergency Psych Joint Task Force: Michael Repplinger

Air Medical Physician Association

*AMPA Distinguished International Air Medical Physician (2017): Michael Abernethy
AMPA President (2020-2022): Ryan Wubben
AMPA Board of Directors (2020-2022): Cynthia Griffin
AMPA Education Committee Member: Justin McLean
AMPA Tech Committee Member: Michael Abernethy
AMPA Tech Committee Member: Cynthia Griffin

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Azita G. Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA
Jeffrey Pothof, MD
Brian Sharp, MD
Mary Westergaard, MD

American Academy of Emergency Medicine

*AAEM Young Educator Award (2013): Michael S. Pulia
AAEM Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force (2015-2019): Michael S. Pulia

American College of Radiology

ACR Member, Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panel: Michael Repplinger

American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR)

The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging Advisory Board (2020-present): Manish N. Shah

American Geriatrics Society

Member, National Associate of Emergency Medical Technicians/Geriatrics Education for Emergency Medical Services Committee (2013-present): Manish N. Shah

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

AIUM Secretary, Global Health Community (2020-2021): Jessica Schmidt

American Society of Emergency Radiology

*ASER Cum Laude Citation (2020): Joshua Glazer
*ASER Summa Cum Laude Citation (2018): Michael Repplinger
*ASER Summa Cum Laude Citation (2016): Michael Repplinger

Anesthesia, Trauma & Critical Care Group (United Kingdom)

ATACC International Faculty: Michael Abernethy

Association of American Medical Colleges

AAMC Designated Representative, Group on Women in Medicine and Science (2019-present): Mary Westergaard

Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research

*Early Career Development Award (2019): Michael S. Pulia

Citizen CPR Foundation

*40 Under 40 Award (2021): Michael Mancera

Dysphagia Research Society

*People’s Choice for Best Presentation, DRS Annual Meeting (2021): Michael S. Pulia
Member, DRS COVID-19 Task Force (2020-2021): Michael S. Pulia

Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association

*EMRA Rosh Review “One Step Further” Award (2020): Corlin Jewell
*EMRA Academic Excellence Award (2019): Hani Kuttab
*EMRA Chief Residents of the Year Award (2017)
*EMRA CORD Academic Assembly Scholarship (2017): Brooke Moungey
*EMRA Residency Coordinator of the Year (2014): Katy Oksuita

Emergency Nurses Association

*Lantern Award (2012): BerbeeWalsh Emergency Department at UW Health

Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council

Chair (2020-2022): Sara Damewood, MD

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Member, ESCMID ED Antibiotic Stewardship Guideline Committee (2020-present): Michael S. Pulia

International Federation of Emergency Medicine

*Order for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (2020): Janis P. Tupesis
IFEM Board of Directors (2020-present): Janis P. Tupesis

MRSA Survivors Network

*Barry M. Farr Humanitarian Award (2015): Michael S. Pulia
*Person of the Year, 7th Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event & Global C. difficile Summit (2015): Michael S. Pulia
MRSA Member, Physician Advisory Board (2014-present): Michael S. Pulia

National Association of EMS Physicians

Board Member, Wisconsin Chapter (2018-present): Michael Mancera
Member, Fellows and Fellowship Graduates Committee (2015-present): Michael Mancera
Member, Emergency Preparedness Committee: (2014-2015): Michael Mancera

The PEW Charitable Trusts

Member, Behavioral Interventions for Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Group (2018-present): Michael S. Pulia

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Faculty and Fellow of Sports and Exercise Medicine: Michael Abernethy

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

First American Examiner, Faculty of Pre-hospital Care (2019-present): Michael Abernethy
First American to be awarded a Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (2019): Michael Abernethy
Second American to be awarded a Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (2022): Andrew Cathers

Society for Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships

*SCUF Shazam Award (2022): Hani Kuttab
*SCUF Shazam Award (2020): Sara Damewood
*SCUF Hidden Figures Award (2019): Sara Damewood
SCUF Chair, Fellowship Development & Accreditation Subcommittee (2019-2021): Sara Damewood

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

*SSH Section of Emergency Medicine Innovation and Education Award (2017): Ryan Thompson, Josh Ross, Mary Westergaard
Board Member, Emergency Medicine Section (2021-2022): Michelle Hughes, MD

Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society

*Innovation in Education Award (2018): Ryan Thompson

Tideswell at UCSF, AGS and ADGAP

Tideswell, AGS and ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program Scholar (2019): Brian Patterson
Advisory Board, Tideswell at the University of California, San Francisco / American Geriatrics Society / Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs (2017-present): Manish N. Shah

U.S. Federal Agencies

Member, Air Ambulance and Patient Billing (AAPB) Advisory Committee (2019-present): Michael Abernethy
Representative, CDC Global Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge Kickoff at the UN General Assembly (2018): Michael S. Pulia
Representative, White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship (2015): Michael S. Pulia

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

*Impact Award, UW SMPH Group on Women in Medicine and Science (2021): Sara Damewood
*Dean’s Teaching Award, UW School of Medicine and Public Health (2018): Jamie Hess
Associate Director, UW Global Health Institute: Janis P. Tupesis
Faculty Co-Advisor, UW/UNDP Engineers Without Borders COVID-19 Response (2020): Janis P. Tupesis
Chair, UW Graduate Medical Education Diversity & Inclusion Task Force (2018-2019): Mary Westergaard
Chair, UW SMPH Student Promotions and Review Committee: Jamie Hess

*Exceptional Mentorship Award from the Undergraduate Research Scholars program (2020): Michael S. Pulia
*UW Global Health Institute Seed Grant recipient (2019): Jessica Schmidt
*Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment Seed Grant recipient (2018): Michael Kim
*Teaching Excellence Award, UW Preventative Medicine Residency (2016): Michael S. Pulia
*New Investigator Program Award from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (2015): Michael S. Pulia
Director, Career Development KL2 Program at the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (2016-present): Manish N. Shah
Chair, Wisconsin Partnership Program Oversight and Advisory Committee (2022-present): Manish N. Shah
Associate Director for Faculty Development, UW Center for Health Disparities Research: Manish N. Shah
Co-Lead, Care Research Core at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC): Manish N. Shah

UW Health & University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation

*Physician Excellence Award in Clinical Practice (2021): Nicholas Kuehnel
*Physician Excellence Award in Leadership (2020): Josh Glazer
*Physician Excellence Award in Clinical Leadership (2019): Josh Ross
*Physician Excellence Award in Clinical Education (2019): Aaron Kraut
*Innovation Award, Joint Trauma Education Assessment Methodology research program (2018): Ryan Thompson
President, UW Medical Foundation (2021-present): Jamie Hess
Vice Chair, UW Medical Foundation Board of Directors (2021-present): Jamie Hess
Vice Chair, Council of Faculty (2021-present): Jamie Hess
Wisconsin Medical Alumni Foundation Board of Directors (2020-2023): Ryan Wubben
Chair, UW Health Critical Care Committee (2022-present): Joshua Glazer
Chair, UW Health Clinical Simulation Program Executive Committee (2019-2022): Ryan Thompson
Member, Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee (2014-present): Mary Westergaard
Member, Graduate Medical Education (GME) Strategic Planning Committee (2014-present): Mary Westergaard
Member, Emergency Management Committee (2011-present): Michael Lohmeier
Member, Interhospital Disaster Committee (2014-present): Michael Lohmeier
Member, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Medical Board (2015-2017): Mary Westergaard

Veterans Health Administration

*Innovations Award (2012): Jeff Pothof
*Innovations Award (2011): Jeff Pothof
National Medical Advisory Opinion Reviewer in Emergency Medicine (2011-2019): Jeff Pothof

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Chair, WI DHS State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee: Azita G. Hamedani
Co-chair, WI DHS Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee (2020-present): Michael S. Pulia
Co-chair, WI DHS Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Board (2007-present): Michael Kim
Member, WI DHS Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care Coalition (2017-present): Michael S. Pulia
Member, WI DHS State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee: Michael Lohmeier
Member, WI DHS Physician Advisory Committee, State EMS Board: Michael Lohmeier
Member, WI DHS Physician Advisory Committee, State EMS Board (2017-2018): Michael Mancera

Wisconsin Medical Society

*Kenneth M. Viste, Jr. Young Physician Leadership Award (2020): Michael Repplinger
*Kenneth M. Viste, Jr. Young Physician Leadership Award (2018): Kerry Ahrens
Member, Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates (2012-present): Michael Repplinger

Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

Member, Board of Directors (2022-present): Mary Westergaard

Women in Global Health

*WGH Midwest Woman Leader in Global Health (2019): Jessica Schmidt

Madison/Dane County Community

*Madison Magazine Top Doctors (2018): Brian Sharp
*Madison Magazine Top Doctors (2018): Jim Berbee
*Madison Magazine Top Doctors (2016): Josh Ross
*Madison Magazine Top Doctors (2016): Azita Hamedani
*Madison Magazine Top Doctors (2014): Azita Hamedani
The Isthmus Project Board of Directors (2019-present): Manish N. Shah
Member, Dane County Medical Society Board of Trustees (2015-present): Michael Repplinger
Board Member, Dane County ALS Steering Committee (2013-present): Michael Mancera
Board Member, Dane County Medical Advisory Subcommittee (2013-present): Michael Mancera
Board Member, Dane County EMS Commission (2013-2017): Michael Mancera
President, Dane County Medical Society (2019-2020): Michael Repplinger
Vice President, Dane County Medical Society (2018-2019): Michael Repplinger

Distinguished Alumni Awards

*Distinguished Alumni Award, Edgewood College (2022): Jeff Pothof
*Four Pillars Alumni Award, Nazareth Academy (2022): Michael S. Pulia
*Recent Alumni Recognition Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine (2017): Ciara Barclay-Buchanan
*Distinguished Alumni Award, Wisconsin Alumni Association (2017): Jim Berbee
*Distinguished Alumni of the Year, University of Illinois-Chicago EM Residency (2015): Michael S. Pulia

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