School of Medicine welcomes 2017 inductees to Gold Humanism Honor Society

The UMKC School of Medicine inducted a new class of students and residents into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on Jan. 21 during a ceremony at Diastole.

The School of Medicine’s Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomed the 2017 class of inductees during its annual induction ceremony on Jan. 21 at Diastole.

It is the 14th consecutive year that the UMKC chapter has recognized students with induction into the national organization. The 18 students selected are chosen from nominations made by colleagues and faculty based on their excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Members are selected for their exemplary care of patients and their humanistic approach to clinical practice.

With funding support from the Gold Foundation, the School of Medicine established its chapter of the honor society in 2004. A Graduate Medical Education chapter was added in 2014 specifically for School of Medicine/Truman Medical Center residents.

This year’s class of inductees included 13 UMKC medical residents and fellows. Renee Cation, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, and Gary Salzman, M.D., professor of medicine and Green 6 docent, were this year’s faculty inductees. Salzman was inducted as this year’s faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

Carol Stanford, M.D., is faculty sponsor for school’s chapter of the honor society. Stanford said the organization is focused on volunteerism and continues to serve as an ambassador to the School of Medicine and Truman Medical Center in providing students, residents and fellows with opportunities to serve others.

Established in 2002 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the Gold Humanism Honor Society today has more than 24,000 members nationally. It recognizes 144 undergraduate medical education and 14 graduate medical education chapters at medical schools throughout the country.

Members are viewed by their peers as role models for humanistic care within their communities. The society also provides educational events, supports research, promotes professional growth and creates networking opportunities.

UMKC School of Medicine
Gold Humanism Honor Society

2017 Inductees

Students
Yembur Ahmad
Cody Braun
Kelsey Brown
Sanju Eswaran
Morgan Gonder
Ravali Gummi
Asdullah Helal
Max Holtmann
Ahsan Hussain
Michael Keirsey
Suzan Lisenby
Amena Mohiuddin
Nilbhi Patel
Alexandra Reinbold
David Sanborn
Meghna Singh
Claire Smith
Harris Zamir

Residents/Fellows
Talal Asif, MD
Jeff Beckett, MD
Denise Cardenal, MD
Stephane Desouches, DO
Sean Doran, DO
Wilson Harrison, MD
Badar Hasan, MD
Sarah Nazeer, MD
Braden Price, DO
Jacob Rouquette, MD
Raj Shah, MD
Jenny Shen, MD
Paul Williams, DO

Faculty
Dr. Renee Cation
*Dr. Gary Salzman
*(2017 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine recipient)