Information on TPS Awards
Award nominations deadline was April 15. Please check back for the TPS 2019 Award Recipients!
Sidney Kaliski Award of Merit
This award recognizes a member of the Texas Pediatric Society who has served as an advocate for children and has made a substantial contribution to both the health and welfare of the children of Texas and to the Texas Pediatric Society.
Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes a non-member pediatrician, non-pediatric physician, allied health care provider or a layperson who has gone beyond the norm in expressing their dedication and love of children.
Early Career Physician’s Award
This award recognizes a TPS member resident or early career physician for exemplary service to the Texas Pediatric Society. A “young physician” nominee is one who is less than 40 years of age or who has been in practice five years or less.
Charles W.Daeschner, Jr., MD Lifetime Achievement Award
Patti Patterson, MD, Lubbock, is the recipient of the TPS Charles W. Daeschner, Jr., MD Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award of the Texas Pediatric Society. The TPS recognizes her for outstanding lifetime contributions in public and global health initiatives and for her dedication to the health and welfare of the children of Texas.
Sidney R. Kaliski Award of Merit
Alice Gong, MD, San Antonio, in recognition of her many years of continuing leadership to the TPS Committee on Fetus and Newborn, her dedication to caring for both healthy newborns and critically ill premature babies, and for her service as an educator and mentor in promoting the practice of pediatrics and newborn/neonatal ICU care.
TPS Mary Greene-Noble Special Achievement Award
Carl D. Tapia, MD, Houston, for his outstanding and dedicated leadership on the TPS Committee on Children with Disabilities, his passion for and commitment to improving the care and outcomes of children with special healthcare needs, and his vocal and effective advocacy for children with complex care needs.
TPS Distinguished Service Award
Todd Hunter, Texas State Representative, District 32, Corpus Christi, is the recipient of the TPS Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service as an advocate for the children of Texas, his support of physicians and medicine, and for his outstanding community service assisting children and families in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
TPS Early Career Physician Award
Hilda Loria, MD, Dallas, is a recipient of the TPS Early Career Physician Award in recognition of her advocacy for the care of vulnerable children, especially in the areas of immigrant health and foster care, and for her service to the Texas Pediatric Society Committees on Early Childhood, Foster Care, and Mental Health.