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Andrew N. Swanson, MD, Awards

The following awards were developed to honor the memory of Andrew N. Swanson, Residency Class of 2005.

The Andrew N. Swanson, MD, Lectureship

Annual Lectureship is focused on the humanitarian side of medicine to honor Dr. Swanson who demonstrated from his residency days through his brief professional career, a commitment to provide compassionate medical care and services to all he encountered.

2019 Presenter
Michael J. Mendelow, MD
The Many Dimensions of the Global Outreach Experience
Board Member Emeritus, Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine
Co-founder, Ghana Clubfoot Project
Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spine Deformity Surgery
Shriners Hospital for Children - Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina

2018 Presenter
Anthony S. Rinella, MD
Challenges to Spine-Related Public Health Using WHO Models
Founder, Global Spine Outreach
Chicago, IL

2017 Presenter
Gregory M. Mundis Jr., MD
How to Successfully Start a New Outreach Site: Lessons Learned from Past Failures
Co-Director San Diego Spine Fellowship
Co-Director Global Spine Outreach Mexico
Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery
Scripps Clinic Medical Group Department of Orthopedics

2016 Presenter
Dilip K. Sengupta MD, Dr. Med
Healthcare and Spine Surgery in the Developing World–Bangladesh
Center for Scoliosis & Advanced Spine Surgery
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Mansfield, TX 

2014 Presenter
C. Scott Harrison, MD
Healing 100,000 Kids: A 15-Year Odyssey
Founder & Executive Chairman
CURE Management Services and CURE International
Mechanicsburg, PA

2013 Presenter
David Thomas Stern, MD, PhD
Measuring Professional Behavior
Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Education
University of Michigan
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

2012 Presenter
Augustus A. White, III, MD, PhD
What Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Would Want Us To Know About Health Care Disparities
Culturally Competent Care Education Program
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

2011 Presenter
Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD
Andrew N. Swanson, MD, Memorial Presentation
Chief of the Scoliosis Service
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

2010 Presenter
Susan C. Ball, MD, MPH
Narrative Medicine
Assistant Director, Benbaum Unit
Center for Special Studies
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill-Cornell Medical College

The Andrew N. Swanson, MD, Alumni Traveling Fellowship/Scholarship

Established for an HSS resident who is interested in the area of spine surgery and has demonstrated commitment to providing compassionate medical care. The fellowship consists of a two-week scholarship with the FOCOS clinic in Ghana.

2018 - Michael Steinhaus, MD
2017 - Sariah Khormaee, MD
2016 - Sravisht Iyer, MD
2013 - Venu Nemani, MD, and Benjamin Bjerke-Kroll, MD
2011 - Dennis Meredith, MD
2010 - Han Jo Kim, MD


The Andrew N. Swanson, MD, Alumni Memorial Spine Award

Presented to an HSS alumnus/a who has excelled in spine education, research, practice or humanitarian efforts.

2019 - Andrew Grose, MD, MSc
2018 - Michael J. Maynard, MD
2017 - Neel Anand, MD
2016 - Kyle C. Swanson, MD
2015 - Baron S. Lonner, MD
2014 - Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD
2013 - Elias C. Papadopoulos, MD
2012 - David H. Clements, III, MD
2011 - Serena Hu, MD
2010 - John T. Braun, MD