Award Winners

2022 ACOG Council of District Chairs (CDC) Award

Awarded to District II for developing a sepsis in pregnancy bundle where early recognition, action, and targeted management of this obstetric emergency are key to risk reduction and successful clinical outcomes.

Winner: Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI) Sepsis in Pregnancy Bundle

2022 ACOG Outstanding District Service Award

Winner: Christine M. Herde, MD, FACOG, for convening and chairing the District II Physician Reentry into Practice Task Force which developed strategies to use when returning an ob-gyn to clinical practice after an extended voluntary leave of absence.

2022 ACOG District II Adopt a Junior Fellow Mentor Award

Awarded to District II Fellows who have mentored District Junior Fellows.


  • Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD
  • Sarp Aksel, MD
  • Fouad Atallah, MD
  • Jessica Atrio, MD, MSc
  • Vanessa Barnabei, MD, PhD
  • Sarah Berga, MD
  • Cathy Berry, MD
  • Eva Chalas, MD, FACS
  • Stephen Chasen, MD
  • Camille Clare, MD, MPH, CPE
  • Erin Crosby, MD
  • Gizelka David-West, MD
  • Olga Filippova, MD, MSc
  • Molly Findley, DO
  • Candice Fraser, MD
  • Aleksandr Fuks, MD
  • Nagaraj Gabbur, MD
  • J. Christopher Glantz, MD, MPH
  • Dena Goffman, MD
  • Randi Goldman, MD
  • Meera Garcia, MD
  • Christine Herde, MD
  • Leah Kaufman, MD
  • Susan Khalil, MD
  • Carmen Llopiz-Valle, MD
  • Natalie Meirowitz, MD
  • Sharifa Menon, MD
  • Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH
  • Sonali Patankar, MD
  • Patrick Popiel, MD
  • Mary Rosser, MD, PhD
  • Ashanda Saint Jean, MD
  • Loralei Thornburg, MD
  • Dympna Lynch Weil, MD
  • Sarah Weingarten, MD

2022 Donald F. Richardson Memorial Prize Paper Award

Two Junior Fellows are selected from 12 national District finalists to present their research at the Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting.

District II Finalist: Tracey Juron, DO, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Jamaica

John Gibbons Medical Student Travel Award–2022 Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting


  • Ariana Mills, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Olatoyosi Olafuyi, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo

2022 Junior Fellow Essay Contest

Awarded for submitting the most engaging essay for the theme, “During a time when we are often asked to place our patient's well-being before our own, discuss what it means to you to be an advocate FOR women's health while still preserving your sense of self.”

Winner: Sarah Thappa, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center, Letter to my Patient

2021 Martin L. Stone, MD, Scientific Poster Session Award

Awarded to the Junior Fellow whose research presented during the Annual District Meeting Poster Session is selected as having most merit.

Winner: Shruti Yarra, MD, Flushing Hospital Medical Center

2022 Mentor Award

Awarded to Fellows who have mentored a Young Physician or Junior Fellow.


  • Snigdha Alur-Gupta, MD
  • Siripanth Nippita, MD, MS

Ob-Gyn Reporter Program–2022 Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting

Promotes connections between Junior Fellow residents from around the country. District II Junior Fellows who attend the 2022 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting as Ob-Gyn Reporters.

  • Dr. Alexandra DeRosa, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY Buffalo
  • Jillian Haynes, MD, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Hannah Marshall, MD, SUNY HSC at Brooklyn

2021 Pat Miller Junior Fellow Initiative (JFIT) Tool Kit Contest

Awarded for submitting the winning project that makes a difference for patients or providers and that can be easily reproduced and implemented by a Junior Fellows at another program or institution.

Winner: Aayushi Sardana, MD, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Myths v Facts

2022 Robert Cefalo Leadership Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC


  • Sarp Aksel, MD
  • Jonelle Bingham-Alexander, MD
  • Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH

2021 Saad Khalil Memorial Junior Fellow Quality Improvement Challenge

Awarded to the Junior Fellow who has best utilized quality improvement science to implement a QI project.

Winner: Kelsey Musselman, MD, JFP