The Teacher of the Year Award recognizes an active SNACC member who exemplify a career dedicated to teaching and mentoring of health care professionals or basic scientists in the areas of perioperative neurosciences. Nomination must be made by an active member of SNACC; self-nominations are not accepted. Being a leader in education with an outstanding portfolio of training, guiding young scientists and clinical practitioners, excellence in professionalism, distinguished mentoring abilities, commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and equity and innovations in the field of education are some of the criteria that the Nominating Committee will consider when choosing the recipient of this award. The nominee should demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and should be a SNACC members for at least 10 years. Years of mentoring and teaching after completion of postgraduate education is an important selection factor. Current members of Executive Committee or the Board of Directors of SNACC will not be eligible for the award.
Nominations should include a biographical sketch of the nominee and a minimum of a two-paragraph statement describing the credentials of the nominee for this award. In addition, testimonials from two previous trainees or mentees who support the nomination should be provided.
Recipients of these awards will receive:
- A plaque of recognition presented at the SNACC Annual Meeting.
- Recognition on the SNACC website.
- Recognition in the SNACC Annual Meeting reports published in the SNACC Newsletter.
Look for information in the Spring of 2022.
2021 Jeffrey J. Pasternak, MD
2020 Shobana Rajan, MD
2019 Teacher of the Year Award was not awarded
2018 Martin Smith, MBBS, FRCA, FFICM
2017 Teacher of the Year Award was not awarded
2016 Pirjo H. Manninen, MD
2014-2015 Teacher of the Year Award was not awarded
2013 Antoun Koht, MD
2012 Michael E. Mahla, MD
2011 William Lanier, Jr., MD, FACA
2010 Hari Hara Dash, MD
2009 Arthur M. Lam, MD
2008 Eberhard Kochs, MD
2007 Teacher of the Year Award was not awarded
2006 John Drummond, MD
2005 David S. Smith, MD, PhD
2004 Audree A. Bendo, MD
2003 Adrian W. Gelb, MB
2002 Verna Baughman, MB