David Fridman, MD, Receives
Teacher of the Year Award for Tisch Hospital
Excerpts from Dr. Rosemary Adamson's presentation speech:
Dr. David Fridman is one of the intensivists at Tisch Hospital ... residents all know our weeks in the Tisch ICU rank as one of the best rotations for learning because of the intensivists' devotion to teaching.
Dr. Fridman won this award because of his skill at teaching, his concern for residents' education and his compassion for patients. Our over-riding memory of working with him is his gentle, patient tone when asking questions and explaining his thinking, which creates the perfect environment for learning and caring for patients.
Dr. David Goldfarb is one of our most respected and revered attendings. He spends his time primarily at the VA, but also teaches at Bellevue and Tisch. He is especially talented in simplifying complex renal topics and adding a humorous twist. He effortlessly takes a room full of residents and has them both learning and laughing in seconds. As a ward attending, he continues to enlighten his team with dynamic teaching rounds by effectively combining a bedside approach with didactic sessions. We are grateful for his enthusiasm and dedication and are honored to present this year's VA Teacher of the Year Award to Dr. Goldfarb.
Dr. Jaime Gonzalez is one of our favorite preceptors in the general medicine clinic, but he also spends his clinic time as Director of Bellevue's Congestive Heart Failure Collaborative. In addition to working with house staff, he also works closely with a physician's assistant and heart failure fellow to closely follow our heart failure patients in the outpatient setting. Residents who have worked with Dr. Gonzalez describe him as enthusiastic, patient and approachable, and always remark on his exceptional teaching skills. To show our gratitude and appreciation, we are pleased to present this year's Outpatient Teacher of the Year Award to Dr. Jaime Gonzalez.
Since 2001, Dr. Nate Link has been our noble leader as the Bellevue Hospital Chief of Medicine. Despite his prestigious position, he continues to volunteer for overnight attending shifts and is available for the house staff even in the late night hours. He has an innate ability to simplify the most complex clinical situations, helping residents to understand and logically assess their patients. His teaching and mentoring instills confidence into both the shaky intern and the seasoned third-year medical consult.
For his friendship, dedication to the house staff, tireless efforts to imrove Bellevue Hospital, and standard-setting conferences, we are elated to award Dr. Nate Link the Teacher of the Year Award at Bellevue Hospital. This is Dr. Link's fourth Teacher of the Year Award.