Honor Your 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.

FAER recognizes the critical impact the mentor-mentee relationship often has on one's life and career. Each year we ask supporters who believe in education, research, and the advancement of medicine to make a donation in honor of their mentor or mentee. Mentors and Mentees honored with a donation to FAER will receive a letter notifying them of the donation, a pin they can wear to commemorate the honor, as well as inclusion in our list of honorees below.

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2020 Honor Your Mentor Donors and Honorees
*Alphabetized by mentor/honoree last name.*

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, FASA, in honor of Dr. Angela Bader
"This is in honor of my mentor for the Education grant: Dr. Angela Bader; introduced me to shared decision-making research; resulted in subsequent AHRQ funding."

Jorge A. Galvez, MD, in honor of Dr. Paul G. Barash
"Paul Barash had faith in me from the first day we met in medical school. He saw something that I did not at the time, and sponsored me from an early stage. I hope I can pass the baton over the course of my career. Thank you Paul."

Philip J. Zitello, MD, in honor of Dr. Philip Bridenbaugh

Chad Brummett, MD, in honor of Dr. Jason Campbell
"Congrats on the MTV VMA for @DrJCoftheDC! Thanks for your many positive contributions."

Michael J. Bishop, MD, and Shirley Bishop in honor of Dr. Frederick Cheney

Scott A. Miller, MD, in honor of Dr. James Eisenach

Lois A. Connolly, MD, FASA, in honor of Dr. Julie Freed

James R. Mesrobian, MD, FASA, in honor of Dr. Julie Freed

Paul S. Pagel, MD, PhD, FASA, in honor of Dr. Julie Freed

Justin N. Tawil, MD, BS, FASA, in honor of Dr. Julie Freed

John Williams, MD, BS, in honor of Dr. Joseph Gabel

Corrie Anderson, MD, and Virginia E. Williams II in honor of Dr. Paul R. Hickey
"I want to thank Dr. Paul R. Hickey for being such a great mentor during my pediatric anesthesiology fellowship year and such a stalwart supporter throughout my career. I wish him good health and great happiness."

Charles Emala, MD, MS, and Mary Emala in honor of Dr. Carol Hirshman
"Dr. Hirshman was the inspiration for my entire career. Not only did she teach me the techniques of scientific discovery, but she taught me what it means to be a true mentor. I hope that her legacy continues to live on through my mentees."

Anne M. Lynn, MD, in honor of Dr. Thomas Hornbein

Kathryn A. Grice, MD, in honor of Dr. Francis James III

Dawn Dillman, MD, in honor of Dr. Jeffrey R. Kirsch
"Dr. Kirsch has always been a strong advocate and mentor for excellence in education and research. He has made a difference in so many peoples careers and lives."

James S. Hicks, MD, FACA, FASA, in honor of Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch

Katie J. Schenning, MD, MPH, in honor of Dr. Jeffrey R. Kirsch

John Ulatowski, MD, PhD, MBA, in honor of Dr. Jeffrey R. Kirsch

James H. Fitzpatrick Jr., MD, in honor of Dr. John Kreul

Ruthi Landau Cahana, MD, in honor of Dr. Allison J. Lee
"Honoring Dr. Allison Lee for inspiring the next generation of anesthesia champions to embrace Research & Anesthesia Education with so much grace & rigor. Your tenacity will change how we teach anesthesia trainees! Thank you."

Michael C. Lewis, MD, FASA, in honor of Dr. David Lubarsky
"For always having faith in me, and supporting my professional growth."

Manohar S. Bulagannavar, MD, in honor of Dr. Michael Marsh
"Professor Dr. Marsh walked me through residency holding my finger. If I have achieved a spotless professional performance so far, it is because of this extraordinary personality. He is a mentor of my life in this country."

Thomas R. Murray, MD, PhD, in honor of Dr. Bryan Marshall

Kevin K. Tremper, MD, PhD, FACA, in honor of Dr. George Mashour

Christine Engelhardt, in honor of Dr. Doug Merrill and Dr. Eugene Viscusi

Catherine M. Drexler, MD, in honor of the MCW Covid Response Team

Stacy L. Fairbanks, MD, in honor of the MCW Covid Response Team

Julie K. Freed, MD, PhD, in honor of the MCW Covid Response Team

Jessica A. Zenga, MD, in honor of the MCW Covid Response Team

Miles Berger, MD, PhD, in honor of all his mentors
"This donation is in honor of of all of the mentors I've been fortunate to have, and in the hope that I might pay even half of their wisdom and guidance forwards."

Daniel I. Sessler, MD, in honor of Dr. Ron Miller
“I cannot think of a better way to recognize those who have inspired and guided us than to honor them with a donation to FAER, an organization that supports the future of the specialty and believes that mentoring physician-scientists is fundamental.”

Ilya Z. Kreynin, MD, in honor of Dr. Michael O'Connor

Mary A. Gurkowski, MD, FASA, in honor of Dr. Orr

Mieke A. Soens, MD, in honor of Dr. James Rathmell

John C. Rowlingson, MD, FACA, in honor of Dr. George Rich

Stephen J. Thomas, MD, FACA, FANZCA, FRCA, in honor of Dr. John Savarese

Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH, in honor of Dr. M. Christine Stock
"Chris was my department chair for most of my academic career. She helped support and guide my developing academic career. She recently retired from clinical medicine. I am ever grateful for her advice and friendship over the years."

George Mashour, MD, PhD, in honor of Dr. Kevin Tremper
"Dr. Kevin Tremper was a superb chair and remains a passionate mentor, researcher, and innovator. He transformed our department and was a visionary in terms of the role of electronic health records in advancing research and clinical care in anesthesiology."

Michael L. James, MD, in honor of Dr. David Warner
"Dave has been my mentor and friend for 15 years. I would list him alongside close family for those who have most influenced my life."

Rebecca A. Aslakson, MD, PhD, in honor of Dr. Jeanine Wiener-Kronish
"Jeanine Wiener-Kronish is not only a wonderful clinician, researcher, and administrator but also a valued and trusted mentor and role model, particularly to women in anesthesia and research. I want to honor her and all she has given to our specialty."

Lena E. Dohlman, MD, MPH, in honor of Dr. Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish

David W. Siegel, MD, FASA, in honor of Dr. John Wills

Matthew B. Weinger, MD, MS, in honor of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology Executive Committee
"For all they do to support the missions of the Department and the future of our specialty."

Markus G. Klass, MD, PhD, in honor of Dr. James Zaidan


The donations and testimonials above were made in 2020. We also offer a historical page detailing 2019 Honor Your Mentor donations and testimonials.

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