Tribute Gifts

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 a 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.

*Alphabetized by mentor/honoree last name.*

Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, M.D., in honor of Dr. Paul Alfille
"Dr. Alfille was my tutor when I first started my residency.  He is quiet and unassuming but an amazing clinician and my friend. He taught me and believed in me.  Despite the challenges I loved coming to work with Paul.  We had a lot of fun."

Nikki Zapol in honor of all mentors

George Sessions, M.D., in honor of  Dr. John Andriani

Michael Lewis, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. Jeffery Apfelbaum
"For being such a valued professional mentor."

Valerie E. Armstead, M.D., DABA, in honor of Dr. Cassandra Armstead-Williams

Anna Woodbury, M.D., in honor of Dr. Michael Avidan
"Dr. Avidan engendered my interest in anesthesiology research through his own enthusiasm for research. His nurturing personality and his love for teaching helped me to grow in this field."

Richard D. Urman, M.D., M.B.A, FASA, in honor of Dr. Angela Bader, M.P.H.
"Dr. Bader, Brigham & Women's Hospital is my mentor on the FAER grant and made a significant impact on my professional growth, academic advancement and helped me focus on a novel area of research in shared decision making. We need more mentors like her!"

Lee A. Fleisher, M.D., in honor of Dr. Paul Barash

Richard Park, M.D., in honor of Dr. Phillip O. Bridenbaugh

James Lamberg, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. Arne Budde
"Dr. Budde is the epitome of an ideal educator. He is kind, caring, intelligent, and always does what is right for the patient."

Robert Gaiser, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. Brett B. Butsche

Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, M.D. in honor of Dr. Michael K. Cahalan

Woodrow Wendling, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of Dr. Christer Carlsson

James Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of Dr. Wei Chao
"Dr. Chao was my clinician-scientist mentor when I was an anesthesia resident at MGH. As a role model, he helped teach me not only scientific rigor and integrity, but also the essentials of perseverance, collaboration and resource sharing. Thank you, Wei!"

Michael Bishop, M.D., in honor of Dr. Frederick Cheney

Robert Bedford, M.D., in honor of Dr. Donald Clark

Deborah J. Culley, M.D. in honor of Dr. Gregory Crosby
"A devoted career mentor who for 20 years who always puts the interests of those he mentors before his own."

Arvind Palanisamy, M.D., FRCA in honor of Dr. Gregory Crosby
"Greg’s ability to allow free expression of ideas, his healthy skepticism, simplicity, modesty, self-effacing personality, and a reductionistic approach to problem solving has been a tremendous influence on my scientific career."

Scott Miller, M.D., in honor of Dr. James C. Eisenach

Robert B. Maniker, M.D., in honor of Dr. Charles Emala
"Dr. Charles Emala is an absolutely ideal mentor. He shows a constant and unwavering commitment to supporting the research careers and general professional development of his colleagues and mentees and I am personally beyond grateful for his efforts."

Michael S. Avidan, B.S., M.B., FRCA, in honor of Dr. Alex Evers
"Alex Evers has provided mentorship and counsel to me throughout my career. He has guided me through all my grant awards and scientific endeavors, including the FAER-funded Cerebral Function Monitoring project, which was formative in my development."

Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D., and Maryellen Eckenhoff, Ph.D. in honor of Dr. Lee A. Fleisher
"Maryellen and I would like to donate to the FAER Honor Your Mentor Fund in honor of Lee Fleisher, who has been a tremendous mentor to both of us, as well as to our PENN faculty and residents."

Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D., in honor of Dr. Simon Gelman
"Consistent, ongoing, witty and wise advice and counsel."

Helen E. Pappas, M.D., in honor of Dr. Lesley I. Gilbertson

Robert G. Loeb, M.D., in honor of Dr. Gerald Gronert
"Gerry guided and inspired me in my early academic career, even though we had different research interests."

Clyde Jones, M.D., FACA, in honor of Dr. Donald Gutterman
"Taught me to slow down and be composed when performing an anesthetic."

Anne Lynn, M.D., in honor of Dr. Thomas Hornbein
"Dr. Hornbein was my medical school advisor and then chairman as I went through residency and junior faculty. I appreciated his support and good advice as I attempted to climb the academic ladder and establish myself as a clinician."

Alec Rooke, M.D., in honor of Dr. Thomas Hornbein
"Dr. Hornbein was my medical school advisor and then chairman as I went through residency and junior faculty. I appreciated his support and good advice as I attempted to climb the academic ladder and establish myself as a clinician."

Alicia Leahy, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of Anesthesiology Residents at Jackson Health System/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Thomas Ebert, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of Dr. John Kampine

Simon Gelman, M.D., Ph.D., FANZCA, in honor of Dr. John Kampine
"I came to the US being already “mature” (meaning old) and never had a formal mentor. But John was warm and kind when he welcomed me during my first presentation at 1976 ASA meeting. He was my role model. His advice was priceless. Thank you, John. I miss you."

Keith Miller, D. Phil, Ph.D., in honor of Dr. Richard J. Kitz

Allison Lee, M.D., B.D., M.B., in honor of Dr. Ruth Landau
"Dr. Landau's generosity with her time and wisdom have pivotal to the advancement of my career. Her passion and brilliance are truly inspiring. She is a role model for all physician scientists, but especially for women in the field."

Frederic Billings, IV, M.D., in honor of Dr. HT Lee
"Dr. HT Lee demonstrated the power of focus, dedication, and aspiration. Quality research is serious business."

Phyllis Weiss, M.D., in honor of Dr. Lauren Lisann-Goldman

Christopher Ward, M.D., in honor of Dr. Andreas Loepke
"Andreas encouraged and supported my career as a fledgling physician scientist.  Without his support I would have never had the opportunity to explore some of the most exciting questions in pediatric anesthesia."

Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D., in honor of Dr. David E. Longnecker
"David was a very supportive and committed chair during my formative years."

Eric Sun, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of Dr. Sean Mackey
"This gift is to honor Sean Mackey, my FAER (and now K) award mentor, who has taught me so much!"

John D. Mitchell, M.D., in honor of Dr. Robina Matyal
"Robina is a mentor, friend and collaborator who helps me be a better clinician researcher and teacher each day. She motivates me when challenges occur and keeps me on track- I am extremely grateful to her!"

Timothy Martin, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. John J. McAuliffe, III

Corrie Anderson, M.D., in honor of Dr. Jordan D. Miller
"As a teacher, father and husband, Dr. Miller served as a great inspiration to me. He made my transition from an anesthesiology fellow to professor and teacher so much easier. Dr. Miller always emphasized asking critical, non-obvious questions. Thank you."

Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, M.D., in honor of Dr. Ronald D. Miller, FACA, FCAI, FRCA
"He was instrumental in helping me in my career in anesthesia. I owe him my success. I am forever grateful."


Mary Ann Gurkowkski, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. Malcolm Orr
"Dr. Malcolm Orr was a very caring and supportive physician.  He is the reason I investigated anesthesiology as a vocation and the reason I became an Anesthesiologist. He took the medical students "under his wing" to show them the field of anesthesiology."

Lee Perrin, M.D., in memory of Dr. Gerard Ostheimer
"Gerry inspired a generation of anesthesiologists to specialize in OB anesthesia and is the main reason I've spent the past 37 years in the subspecialty."

Julie Freed, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of Dr. Paul Pagel
"Paul Pagel made me the cardiac anesthesiologist I am today. His mentorship has helped shaped my career and is a beloved friend."  

Craig Chen, M.D., in honor of Dr. Andrew Patterson
"From my FAER-sponsored college summer research project to my critical care fellowship under his guidance, Drew Patterson has always motivated professionalism, empathy, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, collaboration, and curiosity."

Farrell Hass, M.D., in honor of Dr. Jim Porter
"Dr. Porter always pushed you to be better physician and to place patient safety as a first priority. He always stressed education and seeking and clinical and academic excellence."

Kathryn Grice, M.D., in honor of Dr. Anne T. Rogers

Andrew Herlich, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. John B. Downs, FACA, and Dr. Henry Rosenberg
"Drs. Henry Rosenberg and John Downs who taught me the awesome responsibility of our specialty."

Douglas R. Bacon, M.D., M.A., in honor of Dr. Alan D. Sessler, FACA, FCAI, FRCA

Mark A. Warner, M.D, and Mary Ellen Warner, M.D., in honor of Dr. Alan D. Sessler, FACA, FCAI, FRCA

Mehmet Ozcan, M.D., in honor of Dr. Christoph N. Seubert

Donald Stanski, M.D., in honor of Dr. Lewis Sheiner
"Lewis B. Sheiner has been identified as the 'father of pharmacometrics' and was the mentor of Donald R. Stanski and Steven L. Shafer. Lewis Sheiner's pharmacometric science received significant application in Anesthesiology."

John Geiser, M.D., in honor of Dr. Stanton Sherman

Steve Shafer, M.D., in honor of Dr. Donald Stanski

Astrid G. Stucke, M.D., in honor of Dr. Eckehard A. Stuth
"To Dr. Eckehard A. Stuth who has been my mentor since my days at a post doc in this lab and who has turned me into an enthusiastic clinician-scientist with reasonable line skills."

Caleb Ing, M.D., in honor of Dr. Lena S.Y. Sun

Mark W. Haney, M.D., in honor of Dr. Durai Thanga
"I am donating in Dr. Thanga's honor for the support and motivation he has given to, not only me, but every resident."

Chuanyao Tong, M.D., in honor of Diana Tong

Lois Wetmore, D.V.M., M.S., in honor of Dr. George Topulos

James Lamberg, D.O., in honor of Dr. Sonia Vaida
"Dr. Vaida takes residents under her wing and guides them to reach their true potential."

Beverly Philip, M.D., FACA, FASA, in honor of Dr. Leroy Vandam
"Leroy D. Vandam, MD was the epitome of the academic physician. Researcher, editor-in-chief of Anesthesiology, founding chairman of “the Brigham” Harvard program, watercolorist, historian. He could win debates on any academic topic."

Kane Pryor, M.D. in honor of Dr. Bob Veselis
"Bob Veselis did not just teach me neuroscience; he taught me the importance of meticulous attention to detail in study design and analysis. Most importantly, he demonstrated the integrity of doing research for the purest (and best) reasons. Thanks Bob."

Suzanne Karan, M.D., FASA, in honor of Dr. Denham Ward
"I have been fortunate to benefit from humble greatness of Dr. Ward since meeting him when I interviewed for residency 22 years ago. He is a truly excellent and balanced clinician, researcher, teacher and human being."

Brent T. Boettcher, D.O., in honor of Matt Weinger, M.D., M.S.

Pamela Flood, M.D., in honor of Dr. Margaret Wood

Hannah Wunsch, M.D., M.S., in honor of Dr. Margaret Wood

May Hua, M.D., M.S., in honor of Dr. Hannah Wunsch

James Eisenach, M.D., in honor of Tony Yaksh, Ph.D.
"I am doing research now because I heard Tony give an uplifting lecture 34 years ago and because he has been an outstanding mentor and collaborator ever since."

Markus G. Klass, M.D., Ph.D., in honor of James R. Zaidan, M.D., M.B.A

Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, M.D., in honor of Dr. Warren Zapol
"Through every stage of my career, Dr Zapol has been so generous with his time, making authentic connections and relationships a priority. He is an inspiration and a shining example of what can be accomplished with innovation, perseverance and humanity. "

 

If you made a donation during the Honor Your Mentor Campaign and do not see your tribute listed above, please contact FAER@faer.org.