Honor Your Mentor Campaign Donors

Honor Your Mentor Campaign Donors

FAER asked people who believe in education and research, and the advancement of medicine, to make a donation in honor of their mentor. FAER’s mission becomes reality through generous financial support of our grants and programs. Private support of FAER funds discoveries and innovations that change the way we practice medicine and care for our patients.

In honor of Dr. Edmond (Ted) Eger, II, Dr. Daniel I. Sessler, M.D., has pledged to match all donations made to the 2019 Honor Your Mentor campaign, up to a total of $5,000.

"Ted was never formally my mentor, but he was an inspiration to everyone. I learned a remarkable amount just listening to him, especially in the departmental research meetings he moderated. Ted's unwavering search for accuracy and clarity still guides me."
-Daniel I. Sessler, M.D.

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The following donations were made in 2019.

*Alphabetized by mentor/honoree last name.*

UPenn Anesthesiology Residents, in honor of Dr. Dimitry Baranov
"To our wonderful program director who brings a mix of humor and strong leadership to our residency. Thank you!"

Karen S. Sibert, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. Paul Barash
"Dr. Barash was an inspiration and a wonderful role model to me as a resident, and a great friend in all the years to follow."

Harriet W. Hopf, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. Martin Bogetz
"Dr. Bogetz is a talented, kind, & thoughtful physician & mentor. He was a master at supervised autonomy. He taught me the importance of engaging with institutional finances & structure. He modeled work-life integration. He continues to inspire my work."

Jijun Xu, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of Dr. Jianguo Cheng
"For unlimited mentoring in both basic and clinical career development."

Sam R. Sharar, M.D., in honor of Dr. Michael K. Copass
"Dr. Copass instilled in all his trainees our professional obligation to "treat every patient like a bank president" -- essential in our busy urban county hospital -- and to have a unwavering high standard for personal behavior and professional performance."

Lynn Spitler, M.D., in honor of Dr. Edmond (Ted) Eger, II
"This donation is in memory of my darling husband, Ted Eger, the best mentor i ever had."

Robert A. Pearce, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of Dr. Edmond (Ted) Eger, II
"Ted had a remarkable ability to frame a question in a way that facilitated interpretation of the research, focusing not only on what could be learned but equally importantly on what could not. He taught this skill to many others, including me."

UPenn Anesthesiology Residents, in honor of Dr. Lee Fleisher
"To our wonderful chairman for all of his outstanding teaching and mentoring and support of our residency program."

UPenn Anesthesiology Residents, in honor of Dr. Emily Gordon
"To our new Vice Chair for Education who brings a lot of wisdom, advice and makes everyone feel supported. We always know your door is open to us! Thank you!"

Allison J. Lee, M.D., in honor of Dr. Ruth Landau
"Dr. Landau is a role model and an unwavering supporter. Words cannot express my thanks."

Ann D. Caldwell, M.D., in honor of Dr. John Lecky
"I trained under Dr. Lecky at the University of Washington. I learned a lot about anesthesia from him, but I also learned about running an OR board and I interacting with surgeons. I am fortunate to have had Dr. Lecky as my attending."

Michael C. Lewis, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. David Lubarsky
"When David Lubarsky became Chair at the University of Miami he helped create an enviroment that fertilized opportunity. It was acceptable for folks to come forward with ideas, if they had a plan and supporting logic he would support. Eternally grateful."

Steven Shafer, M.D., in honor of Dr. Richard I. Mazze
"Dick offered me my first job after fellowship: staff anesthesiologist at the Palo Alto VA. He also gave me the best academic advice: space matters. There are many ways to get money, people, and ideas, but space is the most precious."

James Eisenach, M.D., FAER President and CEO, in honor of Dr. Jim Rose
“This is in honor of my mentor, a fetal physiologist who taught me so much when I was in his lab studying fetal brain protection in utero during ischemic.”

Kamal Maheshwari, M.D., M.P.H., in honor of Dr. Daniel I. Sessler
"Precision and clarity, in speech and writing can be learned."

Lois Wetmore, D.V.M., M.S., in honor of Dr. George Topulos
"Taught me everything I know about movement of anesthetic gases throughout the body and acid base balance. He is a true mentor that inspired learning."


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