Awards

TPS AWARD WINNERS: 1941 - 2017 (click on years to view full list)

Congratulations to the 2018 TPS Award Recipients!

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.

Charleta Guillory, MD, MPH, Houston, is a recipient of the TPS Sidney R. Kaliski Award of Merit in recognition of her many years of continuing leadership on the TPS Committee on Fetus and Newborn, her dedication to caring for both healthy newborns and critically ill premature babies, her passion for promoting public health, and her role as an advocate in elevating the many issues
affecting these vulnerable populations.
 

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.

Michal Pankratz, MD, Lubbock, is a recipient of the TPS Early Career Physician Award in recognition of her work on behalf of children in foster care, especially for establishing and streamlining the protocols for medical visits for foster children in the “Superheroes Clinic” in Lubbock, and for her service to the Texas Pediatric Society Committees on Foster Care and Adolescence and Sports Medicine.

 

More information on TPS Awards
Award nominations run from February thru May. Watch your emails in 2019 to submit your nominee!

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.

TPS Charles W. Daeschner, Jr, MD Lifetime Achievement Award
The highest award of the Texas Pediatric Society.  The Daeschner award was created in 2001 in order to recognize the significant contributions of Dr. Daeschner not only to the health and well-being of children, but also to the education and mentoring of students of Pediatrics of all ages. The Texas Pediatric Society established The Charles W. Daeschner, Jr, MD Lifetime Achievement Award to be awarded at the discretion of the Texas Pediatric Society Executive Board to those special individuals, whose careers, lifetime accomplishments and contributions to Pediatrics emulate those standards set by Dr. Daeschner.

Mary Greene-Noble Award (formerly the Executive Board Award) Awarded by the TPS Executive Board, the Mary Greene-Noble Award recognizes a committee member or Chair or Executive Board member who has worked on and completed a specific program or project during the past year that has benefited children, the community, the Society and/or the practice of pediatrics – beyond accomplishments and/or normal activities of the other committee members.  
 

TPS Awards in 2017

Charles W.Daeschner, Jr., MD Lifetime Achievement Award
C. Joan Richardson, MD, Galveston

Sidney R. Kaliski Award of Merit
Richard Lampe, MD, Lubbock

TPS Mary Greene-Noble Special Achievement Award
Anu Partap, MD, Dallas

TPS Distinguished Service Award
Ernesto “Ernie” Fernandez, MD, Dallas

TPS Early Career Physician Award
Eric Baggerman, MD, Corpus Christi
Arthi Krishnan, MD, Dallas