2015 APOM Graduation Awards

Dr. Frederick Haugen Medical Educators Award

Dr. Frederick Haugen Medical Educators Award

Brandon M. Togioka, M.D.

Presented each year to the outstanding faculty educator in the department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine as chosen by the residents.

Dr. Norman Bergman Award

Dr. Norman Bergman Award

Emily Baird, M.D., Ph.D.

Presented each year to the outstanding faculty educator of junior residents transitioning into anesthesiology.


Dr. Wendell  C. Stevens Award

Dr. Wendell  C. Stevens Award
Margaret Kathleen Menzel, M.D.

Presented each year to the graduating resident who most clearly demonstrated the characteristics of a future consultant in anesthesiology.

Dr. Harry G. G. Kingston Award

Dr. Harry G. G. Kingston Award

Abigail Tirrell, M.D., M.P.H.

Presented each year to the medical student whose performance during a rotation expresses the key characteristics of excellence in Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine


Dr. Betty Thompson Award

Dr. Betty Thompson Award

Joseph M. Mahoney, M.D.

Presented each year to the resident who best exemplifies excellence in clinical teaching to rotating medical students.

Faculty Excellence in Education Award

Faculty Excellence in Education Award

Kimberly Mauer, M.D.

Presented each year by the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine to the faculty member who has made a significant contribution to resident education.


Dr. Joanne Jene Award

Dr. Joanne Jene Award

Jorge Pineda, M.D.

Presented each year to the faculty member who best exemplifies excellence in clinical teaching to rotating medical students

VA Surgical ICU Awards

This year, the VA Surgical ICU recognized two outstanding APOM trainees for their work at the Portland Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Joe Mahoney was selected as the recipient of the Most Outstanding Anesthesia Resident award. Joe was universally respected for and trusted with his care of patients. He was pleasant, bright, approachable, and someone who established good, thorough care plans and who followed up on everything. He was described by one experienced member as a "superstar."

For Most Outstanding Anesthesia Fellow, the award goes to Katie Menzel. Katie acted as a team leader, advocating  for  her patients at all junctures. She is very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and very good in a crisis. Katie has accepted a faculty position at the VA, rotating in the SICU.