Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) physician Dr. Venu Tadiboyina has received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM).

“Each year, we receive many high-caliber nominations and this award recognizes your exceptional level of excellence and the major impact you have had in postgraduate family medicine education at the Department of Family and Community Medicine,” said Dr. Stuart Murdoch, director of Postgraduate Education at U of T, in a letter to Dr. Tadiboyina.

Dr. Tadiboyina is the medical education lead for SRH’s General Internal Medicine rotation for first- and second-year residents.

“We are very excited for Dr. Tadiboyina, who is incredibly deserving of this award. His residents uniformly give excellent feedback on his teaching and guidance,” said Dr. Jennifer McDonald, site director for the Family Medicine Post-Graduate Program at SRH.

“I am humbled by this honour,” said Dr. Tadiboyina. “Our residents inspire me daily, and the opportunity to teach them is truly a privilege.”

Additional nominees from SRH included:

  • Obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr. Salikah Iqbal, who was nominated for a for New Teacher Award;
  • Family physician Dr. Erum Raheel, who was nominated for Role Modeling Clinical Excellence; and
  • DCFM program assistant Stacey Milley-McKeown, who was nominated for Resident Advocacy.

In addition to faculty, the DFCM also recognizes residents for their outstanding contributions to the program. Resident Dr. Dale Connor received the Leadership Award, and nominees included:

  • Dr. Wael Mahmoud for Teaching Excellence;
  • Dr. Jessica Rodriguez for Clinical Excellence;
  • Dr. Rahim Haji for Leadership Excellence.

“SRH is proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for U of T and congratulations go out to each of the physicians and residents recognized by these awards and nominations,” said Dr. Dick Zoutman, Chief of Staff at SRH.

“Their talent and dedication is an example of how we are improving the lives of our patients with exceptional care and sharing knowledge to train the next generation of physicians.”

Photo: Dr. Venu Tadiboyina with Dr. Michael Kidd, Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Credit: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine