Awards, Honors, and Major Presentations

William D. Roberts, MD

Aristizabal P, Ribeiro RC, Roberts W. A Twinning Program in the Border Region: The St. Jude - Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Approach. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology-ASPHO; New Orleans, LA, May 2012
Dr. William Roberts was recognized by the San Diego County Medical Society as a "2013 Top Doctor"

Donald L. Durden, MD, PhD

Signal transduction therapeutics for cancer and pediatric disease. Pediatric Grand Rounds, RCHSD, San Diego, CA, November 12, 2012
Targeted therapy in pediatric oncology. Greehey Institute Visiting Professorship, University of San Antonio, Department of Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX, May 13, 2013
Featured speaker, Novel strategies for kinases inhibitors. 11th Annual Discovery on Target, Stromal factors that are targets for PI-3 kinase inhibitor therapeutics in the control of metastasis, 2013

Dennis Kuo, MD, MS

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society April 2015
Young Attending Resident Teaching Award (St. Joseph's) 2006, 2012, 2013
Sydney Cohen Resident Research Award (NYU) 2002
Block grant from UC Berkeley Department of Health and Medical Sciences 1997-1998
Foreign Language and Area Scholarship from UC Berkeley Summer 1997
Newhouse Foundation Fellowship (UC Berkeley)1996-1998
Walter and Julia Perker Memorial Scholarship (UC Berkeley) 1996
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (UC Berkeley) Fall 1995
Phi Beta Kappa June 1995
Excellence in Teaching Award (Harvard) Fall 1994

Amy E. Geddis, MD, PhD

American Society of Hematology Scientific Committee Member, Bone marrow failure, 2010-present
Co-chair, Non-immune Thrombocytopenia Registry of the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Medical Advisory Board, Platelet Disorders Support Association, 2006-present
Editorial Board, Blood, 2006-2011
ITP, does it run in the family? PDSA meeting, July 2011

Courtney Thornburg, MD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship1996-1997National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program 2002-2007
National Hemophilia Foundation Clinical Fellowship in Hemostasis & Thrombosis 2003-2005
K30 HL04108, Curriculum Development Award 2003-2005
K30 Training Program in Clinical Research 2003-2005
Clinical Research Training Institute, American Society of Hematology2004

Deborah E. Schiff, MD

Dr. Schiff was the recipient of the Emilio Nares Foundation 2011 Excellence in Pediatric Oncology Award
Aristizabal P, Singer J, Martinez ME, Schiff D. Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trial Enrollment at RCHSD. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology-ASPHO; Miami, FL. April, 2013
Kline C, Reineke A, Auger J, Willert J, Roberts W, Schiff D. Effects of a unique hematology-oncology pediatric palliative care program on medical decision-making and communication between healthcare providers and families. AAHPM Meeting, March 2012 Schiff D, Auger J. PleurX Catheter placement for palliation of pediatric patients with symptomatic malignant effusions. AAHPM Meeting, March 2012
Schiff D, Medzihradsky O, Fisher ES, Auger J. An end-of-life order set is associated with improved pain control and decreased artificial nutrition use for terminally ill pediatric hematology-oncology patients at a tertiary cancer center. AAHPM Meeting, March 2012
Evangelista J, Nguyen A, Tran A, Schiff D, Capparelli E, Romanowski G. Retrospective analysis of neurotoxicity associated with concomitant vincristine and azole use in pediatric ALL patients. Asilomar Western State Conference, March 2012
Fletcher E, Schiff D. Parent’s perspectives: Assessment of a pediatric oncology summer camp as supportive care. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, November 2011
Medzihradsky O, Schiff D, Auger J, Fisher ES. An end-of-life pathway is associated with improved pain control and less frequent TPN administration among terminally ill inpatients at a tertiary cancer center. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Boston, MA, October 2011.

Eric J. Anderson, MD

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar, 2008
AACR “Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology” workshop participant, 2003
Eunice L. Dwan Scholarship, 1998
Jean M. and Martin C. Mata Scholarship, 1997
"Honors" recognition for cumulative academic record after year two, 1997

Faith Kung, MD

2015 July 31 recognized as Pediatric Hematology-Oncology America’s Top Doctors for Cancer by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Newsweek Magazine.
There are 3,971 top pediatricians on the list of U.S. News Top Doctors. These physicians were selected based on a peer nomination process. Within this list of the best pediatricians, 746 have been named to a highly selective list of America's Top Doctors (ATD) by achieving national recognition for outstanding work.
Rady Children's Hospital has been ranked #46 Nationally in Pediatrics: Cancer
In Castle Connolly's estimation, Dr. Kung is among the top 1% in the nation in her specialty. Doctors listed in U.S. News Top Doctors without this notation are determined to be in the top 10% in their region.

Janet Yoon, MD

Who’s Who Among America’s College Students, 1996
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 2004-2006
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Research Career Development Fellowship Award, 2006-2007
University of California Davis Department of Pediatrics Lollipop
Award for exemplifying qualities of a professional pediatrician, 2010
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar, 2011

Jennifer Yu, MD

American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3 Outstanding Resident Award, January 2010 and March 2011
UCSD Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic 2009-2010 Outstanding Resident Award
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Class of 2008 – UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Student Research Program Travel Award, 2006 Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Alumni Association’s 2005 –2006 Loan Award Recipient

Jenny M. Kim, MD

Dr. Kim was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of sickle cell disease care

John R. Crawford, MD, MS

UCSD Neurosciences Program. Junior Attending Faculty Teaching Award for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
Neuropsychology Grand Rounds Rady Children’s Hospital, UCSD, Pediatric Brain Tumors, October 5, 2011
Brain Tumors: 2nd Annual Collaborative Care Conference, UCSD, Moores Cancer Center, January 21, 2012
3rd Annual Neuro-Oncology Family Day, Rady Children’s Hospital. A Team work approach in the management of childhood brain tumors, May 19, 2012
Sound Wave Symposium. American Academy of Audiology ototoxicity assessment in children receiving cisplatin chemotherapy, October 12, 2012, San Diego, CA
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Grand Rounds, UCSD/RCHSD, Challenging Child Psychiatric Consults: Pseudoneurological Symptoms or Neurological Disease? January 11, 2013
41st Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting Breakfast Seminar: Childhood encephalitis: Neuroradiographic, electrodiagnostic, and laboratory crossroads, November 1, 2012 (Speaker and Organizer)
Preuss Foundation Translational NeuroOncology Conference: Translational pediatric neurooncology, February 21, 2013, San Diego, CA
Moores Cancer Center/NF1 California Symposium: Ask the doctor, San Diego, CA, June 29, 2013
Shieh A, Gold J, Bykowski J, Kruk P, Leake J, Bradley J, Sheriff H, Glaser C, Crawford J. Clinical and laboratory features of childhood encephalitis using a standardized diagnostic algorithm. 41st Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting, Huntingon Beach, CA, November 2012
Gold JJ, Crawford JR, Bykowski J, Glaser C, Kruk P, Mower A, Sheriff H, Wang S, Nespeca. The role of continuous EEG monitoring in childhood encephalitis. 41st Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting Huntington Beach, CA, November 20,12
Yeh-Nayre LA, LeFloch N, Levy ML, Donoghue D, Crawford JR. Optimizing care of brain tumor patient through the development of a neuro-oncology primary nursing team. 15th International Symposium of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, International Society of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO), Toronto CA, June 24-27, 2012

O’ Halloran HS, Fikhman M, Crawford J. Surgery as primary intervention in glaucoma in the pediatric population. World Ophtahlmology Congress, Abu Dhabi, UAE. February 2012
O’ Halloran HS, Fikhman M, Crawford J. No suture lensectomy in the pediatric population. World Ophtahlmology Congress, Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 2012
O’ Halloran HS, Fikhman M, Crawford J. Botox under topical anesthesia in the pediatric population. World Ophtahlmology Congress, Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 2012
O’ Halloran HS, J Crawford. The use of Botox to induce a protective ptosis in patients with lagopthalmos after brain injury. 9th World Congress on Brain Injury, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 2012
Udaka YT, Yeh-Nayre L, Levy M, Crawford J. Predicting Recurrence in pediatric central nervous system low grade gliomas: The Role of MRI surveillance in asymptomatic children. 40th Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting, October 27, 2011, Savannah GA, Annals of Neurology 70 S15

Paula Aristizabal, MD

2015 Puentes Symposium Scholar Award. 2015 Puentes Consortium Rice University. 2015.
2015 AACR Scholar-in-Training Award.  Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) of the National Cancer Institute. 2014.
American Society of Hematology - Clinical Research Training Institute Award. 2014-2015.http://www.hematology.org/Newsroom/Press-Releases/2014/3163.aspx
Best SIOP Oral Presentation Award.  Ramirez O, Bravo LE, Aristizabal MP. Abandonment Hazard in Children with Cancer: A Report of Vigicancer. 45 Congress International Society of Pediatric Oncology. Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 2013.
UCSD- Moores Cancer Center Travel Award. 5th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities and the Medically Underserved- American Association for Cancer Research.  San Diego, CA. 2012.
Rady Children's Medical Foundation Physician Development Fund Award. 2012- 2013.
Rady Children's Medical Foundation Physician Development Fund Award. 2011- 2012.
Recognition for Outstanding Leadership in Pediatric Oncology at the Border Region.  Office of the Governor of Baja California, Mexico. 2011, 2009.
Recognition for Outstanding Leadership in Events for the XI Bi-national Health Week in Baja California, Mexico. Mexican Consulate in San Diego. 2011, 2010, 2009.
RCHSD CARES "Recognition for demonstrating CARES values" by being excellent providing patients and families superior service. Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. 2010.
Best SIOP Poster Award. Aristizabal P,Rodriguez-Galindo C, Ribeiro RC, Roberts W.  A novel model of Twinning in the Border Region. 42 Congress International Society of Pediatric Oncology. Boston, MA. 2010.
Academia Teaching Award. University of the Valley- School of Medicine. Colombia. 2001.