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2012 TPS Award Recipients
Surendra K. Varma, MD, Lubbock is the recipient of the TPS Charles W. Daeschner, Jr, MD Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award of the Texas Pediatric Society. He is being honored this year in recognition of his outstanding lifetime contributions to the health and welfare of Texas children as well as his contributions in the education of medical students, residents and the members of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Pediatric Society. Dr. Varma has held many leadership positions within TPS including President and Chair of the Medical Education Committee and continues to be very active in the Society.
James Hoyle, MD, Houston is the recipient of the TPS Sidney R. Kaliski Award of Merit in recognition of his many and continuing contributions to the TPS and the children of Texas. He has held several officer positions on the TPS Executive Board including President and in 2001 he became one of founding members of the TPS Foundation and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for two years from 2005 thru 2006. He currently still serves on the TPS Foundation Board and continues to provide his expertise by serving on the TPS Committee on Adolescence.
Leonard Swischuk, MD, Galveston is the recipient of the TPS Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to excellence in imaging of children as well as educating both radiology and pediatric medical students, residents and faculty in the field of pediatric radiology. His publications include textbooks on pediatric radiology of neonates and acutely ill or injured children.
Alice Gong, MD, San Antonio is the recipients of the TPS Executive Board Award for her service to the TPS Medical Education Committee and to the general membership for her continued leadership in the CME process for the annual meeting. In addition to serving on the Executive Board and the Committee on Medical Education, she has served as chair of the Fetus and Newborn and continues to lend her education expertise to these two committees.
AAP Special Achievement Awards
Ari Brown, MD, FAAP, for her work in promoting and championing vaccines since 2008, touring the country to speak in support of immunizations
Valerie B. Smith, MD, FAAP, for her leadership in the prevention and treatment of obesity
Ryan D. Van Ramshorst, MD, for his acquisition and implementation of a 2011 Community Pediatrics Advocacy Training Grant
The following out-going TPS Committee Chairs will be recognized for their years of service:
Louis Appel, MD, Austin (Committee on Community Health Advocacy/CATCH)
John Fraser, MD, Galveston (Committee on Injury Prevention and Environmental Health)
Nancy Harper, MD, Corpus Christi (Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect)
Don Murphey, MD, Fort Worth (Committee on Infectious Diseases and Immunizations)
Jane Rider, MD, San Angelo (Subcommittee on Medicaid)
Manish Shah, MD, Houston (Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine)
Gary Strong, MD, Fort Worth (Committee on Hospital Care)