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 Esther and Saul Baker Award
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 Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals.
The original Saul Baker Awards were established in 1995 by the late Dr. Gerald Baker, Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at 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 the University Health Network who demonstrate excellence and outstanding contributions in the care of older patients have been continually honoured with this distinguished award.
This awards program, had a landmark year in 2011, when with the Baker family's continued support, the awards were expanded to include Mount Sinai Hospital in recognition of the development of a new combined Geriatrics Program that now spans Sinai Health System and the University Health Network and has become the largest academic geriatrics program in the Greater Toronto Area and possibly Canada, that now trains the largest numbers of medical trainees in geriatrics as well. 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.
2011 the award was also expanded to include an additional category of recipients - Geriatric Medicine Fellows who demonstrate excellence in geriatric care and demonstrate promise in making future contributions in the field of Geriatrics; 2012 saw an additional category made to recognize outstanding medical students as well.
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 us all 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 close to two decades.
Dr. Patrick Jung (tied Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Katie Krause (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Katrina Piggott (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*Dr. Inna Genkin (Family Medical Resident)
Mr. Elliot Lass (Medical Student)
Dr. Martha Carmichael (Geriatric Medicine Fellow)*
Dr. Marissa Bonyun (Orthopedics Resident)
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)
Ms. Carol Banez (nurse)
Dr. Nishi Varshney (medical resident)
Ms. Alison Lake (occupational therapist)
Dr. Joanne Ho (medical resident)
Dr. Mini Joshipura (medical resident)
Ms. Oriana Medeiros (occupational therapist)
Dr. Rupert Abdalian (medical resident)
Ms. Sandra Tully (nurse)
Dr. Camilla Wong (medical resident)
Ms. Helen Levin & Zoë Levitt (social workers)
Dr. Jacqueline Tsang (medical resident)
Ms. Elizabeth O (occupational therapist)
|2002-2003||Ms. Beth Curiale (nurse manager)|
|2001-2002||Dr. Dante Morra (medical resident)|
|2000-2001||Ms. Kathryn Anne Gemmill (nurse)|
|1999-2000||Dr. Brendan McCormick (medical resident)|
|1998-1999||Dr. Wendy Cook (medical resident)|
|1997-1998||Ms. Sylvia Davidson (occupational therapist)|
|1996-1997||Dr. George Heckman (medical resident)*|
|1995-1996||Larry Carriere (nurse)|
|1994-1995 (inaugural year)||
Shabbir Alibhai (medical resident)
*Denotes Currently Practicing Geriatrician