Excellence in Teaching Awards

On September 19, 2016, John I. Takayama, MD, MPH and Nanah Park, MD received 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards from the UCSF Haile Debas Academy of Medical Educators. These peer-nominated awards for teaching faculty highlight outstanding front-line teachers of medical students, residents, and fellows at all UCSF teaching sites. Awardees are selected based on their dedication to education on a daily basis and their ability to teach in a manner that creates an encouraging and intellectually stimulating environment, which promotes critical thinking and learning.

For more information, please see: http://meded.ucsf.edu/cfe/excellence-teaching-award-2016

Dr. Park received her MD from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She then joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2003. Dr. Park was involved in medical education at a variety of levels. At the University of Chicago, she served as Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program. Dr. Park also directed the Pediatric Ambulatory Rotation. She joined the UCSF faculty in 2015. She attends at the Mt. Zion Pediatric Primary Care Clinic. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics.

Dr. Takayama received his MD from New York University, where he was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. He completed a Preventive Medicine Residency and MPH at the University of Washington. From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Takayama served as Director of the Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine at National Children’s Medical Center and the National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Takayama currently attends at the Mt. Zion Clinic. He is a Professor of Pediatrics.