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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Houston VA Docs Recognized by Baylor College of Medicine for Excellence in Education

May 1, 2008

HOUSTON – On April 30, 2008, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) selected its outstanding educators for 2007. These faculty members included eight physicians, two being multiple winners, from the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC).  

Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Cardiology Section Chief; Jeffrey T. Bates, M.D., Inpatient Director of Medicine; Gabriel B. Habib, M.D., staff cardiologist; and Glenn N. Levine, M.D., Cardiac Care Unit Director were honored with the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award under the educational leadership category.

Bhuvaneswari Krishnan, M.B.B.S., staff pathologist; Marco Marcelli, M.D., Endocrinology Section Chief; George Dolson, M.D., Renal Section Chief; Maria C. Rodriguez-Barradas, M.D., AIDS Unit Director received the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in the teaching and evaluation category. Habib and Levine were also recognized in this category

Additionally, Levine received the Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in the development of enduring educational materials category.

MEDVAMC was BCM's first teaching hospital. For more than 50 years, the MEDVAMC has provided clinical training for health care professionals through its major affiliate, BCM. MEDVAMC now operates the largest VA residency program with more than 251 slots. Each academic year, more than 1,000 students are trained through 112 affiliation agreements with institutions of higher learning in 13 states. Health care students from fields such as nursing, dietetics, social work, physical therapy, and a wide variety of medical specialties receive training at the MEDVAMC each year. This responsibility serves to enhance the quality of care provided to veterans. As a member institution of the Texas Medical Center (TMC) since 1985, the MEDVAMC staff serves on various TMC oversight committees that contribute to improved patient care and hospital operations. The vast majority of MEDVAMC physicians are also faculty members of Baylor College of Medicine.

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